Day 1 – To Bengaluru (Bangalore): Overnight
flight from London to Bengaluru with British
Day 2 – Bengaluru: Arrive early morning and
transfer to the Taj West End Bengaluru (or
similar) for a 2-night stay, including immediate
Day 3 – Bengaluru: Morning at leisure.
Following an afternoon tour of Bengaluru,
continue to the train station to board the
luxury Golden Chariot train. Evening departure
to Mysore. (B, D)
Day 4 – To Mysore / Kabini: Morning drive to
Nagarhole, an enchanting nature reserve for
late afternoon wildlife viewing. Stay overnight
at Kabini River Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 5 – Mysore: Morning drive to Mysore.
Afternoon visit to Srirangapatnam, the site
of Tipu Sultan’s summer palace, and the
Mysore Palace. In the evening, proceed to
the Brindavan Gardens, which have been a
backdrop for many Indian movies, and return
to the train. (B, L, D)
Day 6 – Hassan: Morning arrival in Hassan.
After breakfast, visit the ancient Jain pilgrim
centre at Shravanabelagola. In the afternoon,
drive to Belur and Halebid to visit the
intricately-carved Hoysala Temples. (B, L, D)
Day 7 – Hampi: Full-day tour visiting the
exceptional ruins of the 15th-century
Vijayanagar empire. (B, L, D)
Day 8 – Badami: Morning arrival in Badami
to visit the rock-cut shrines. In the morning,
visit the ancient temples at Pattadakal, a world
heritage site on the banks of the Malaprabha
river. Return to the train for an early-evening
departure to Goa. (B, L, D)
Day 9 – Goa: Morning arrival at Karmali, Goa.
Visit the Portuguese churches of old Goa.
Return to the train for an overnight journey to
Bengaluru. (B, L, D)
Day 10 – Bengaluru: Arrive and transfer to the
Taj West End (or similar) until departure to the
Day 11 – To London: Early morning flight to
London with British Airways. (N)
Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Excursions: All excursions from the train are
taken as a group.
Itinerary changes: Departures from London
on British Airways are on Saturday mornings.
The train departs Bengaluru on Mondays.
Please check the itinerary when you board
the train as this is subject to change at the
discretion of the operator.
Alternative journeys: The Golden Chariot also
operates special departures from Bengaluru
that include visits to the colourful temple
towns of Tamil Nadu, the historic port city of
Kochi (Cochin) and the Keralan backwaters.
Please visit coxandkings.co.uk for details.