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Home >> Luxury Tours >> The Golden Chariot - Southern Splender (Tour Code : SLT 01)

Golden Chariot - Southern Splender - 07 Nights / 08 Days

Destinations Covered: Bangalore - Chennai & Mahabalipuram - Puducherry - Tanjavur & Trichy - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Alleppey
DAY 01 (Monday): Bangalore

1500 hrs: Self report and Registration at Taj West End
1600 hrs: Nature walk in the heritage gardens of the Taj
1700 hrs: Hi-Tea
1730 hrs: Presentation and Orientation on The Golden Chariot tour
1800 hrs: Cultural dance
1845 hrs: Visit the ISKCON Temple (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness)
2015 hrs: Traditional welcome at Yeshwanthpur railway station and board The Golden Chariot

2245 hrs: Train departs to Chennai
DAY 02 (Tuesday): Chennai & Mahabalipuram

0730 hrs: Arrive at Chennai central railway station
0800 hrs: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
1000 hrs: Depart to Mahabalipuram by coach
1130 hrs: Arrive at Mahabalipuram and sightseeing of Krishna’s butter ball, Monolithic Ganesha temple, Arjuna’s penance area, Five Ratha’s temple and the caves
1330 hrs: Lunch at luxury resort in Mahabalipuram
1500 hrs: Visit shore Shiva temple and back to resort for Tea / Coffee
1630 hrs: Drive to Puducherry railway station by coach
1830 hrs: Arrive at Puducherry to board The Golden Chariot and refresh
2000 hrs: Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. Train stable at Puducherry railway station

DAY 03 Puducherry

0800 hrs: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
1000 hrs: Depart for sightseeing of Auroville – Ashram and Matrimandir
1330 hrs: Lunch at a luxury 5 star resort in Puducherry
1545 hrs: A visit to the Aurobindo ashram in the French town, Ganesha temple, shopping and stroll on the pristine Promenade beach
1830 hrs: Return to the Puducherry railway station to board The Golden Chariot and refresh
2000 hrs: Dinner on board
2330 hrs: Depart to Tanjavur

DAY 04 (Thursday): Tanjavur & Trichy

0730 hrs: Arrive at Tanjavur railway station
0800 hrs: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
1000 hrs: Visit to Brihadeshwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
1130 hrs: Visit to the Maratha palace
1330 hrs: Lunch at a riverside luxury resort
1500 hrs: Drive to Trichy by coach
1600 hrs: Visit Sri Rangam temple in Trichy – India’s largest temple complex dedicated to Lord Vishnu
1830 hrs: Return to Trichy railway station to board The Golden Chariot and refresh
2000 hrs: Dinner on board  

0015 hrs: Depart to Madurai
DAY 05 (Friday): Madurai

0515 hrs: Arrive at Madurai railway station
0800 hrs: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
1000 hrs: Visit the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple
1300 hrs: Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
1530 hrs: Free time for shopping or rest on board The Golden Chariot
1800 hrs: Visit the Thirumalai Nayakar palace for sound & light show
2000 hrs: Dinner on board The Golden Chariot

2315 hrs: Depart to Nagercoil
DAY 06 (Saturday): Kanya kumari & Kovalam

0345 hrs: Arrive at Nagercoil Railway Station
0515 hrs: Depart to Kanya kumari by coach
0730 hrs: Return back to The Golden Chariot for breakfast after viewing sunrise
0930 hrs: Depart to visit the Padmanabhapuram wooden palace
1300 hrs: Return back to The Golden Chariot for lunch on board
1330 hrs: Depart to Kocchuveli  
1600 hrs: Arrive at Kocchuveli Railway Station
1630 hrs: Drive to Kovalam beach by coach to view sunset and stroll through the beach (Tea/Coffee, biscuits served by the beach)
1930 hrs: Cultural performance followed by dinner at a 5 star luxury resort, Kovalam
2200 hrs: Back on board The Golden Chariot.

DAY 07 (Sunday): Alleppey

0430 hrs: Depart to Alleppey
0800 hrs: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
0830 hrs: Arrive at Alleppey railway station
0900 hrs: Depart for Houseboat cruise on the Vembanad backwaters
1230 hrs: Arrive at backwaters luxury resort for Lunch  
1330 hrs: Depart to Kochi by road
1545 hrs: Visit the Chinese Fishing nets and a walk around the Jew town for shopping
1830 hrs: Return to Ernakulum railway station to board The Golden Chariot
1930 hrs: Depart to Bangalore
2000 hrs: Dinner on board The Golden Chariot

DAY 08 (Monday): Bangalore

0800 hrs: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
0930 hrs: Arrive at Yeshwanthpur railway station and farewell by the entire crew




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