splendor of the south

Splendor of the South (Golden Chariot Train )

Bangalore - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Auroville - Pondicherry - Trichy - Tanjore - Madurai - Kanyakumari -
Kovallam - Kerala - Cochin - Bangalore
( 07 Nights / 08 Days )

Southern Splender is another grand way of traversing across the colorful and culturally vibrant southern regions of India. Extensively traveling through the length and breadth of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, this luxury train offers 8-day sojourn to its guests. A property of Golden Chariot, a luxury train in India that has so far introduced the various cities of Karnataka to a thousand guests in a never before way, Southern Splender promises to be no less spectacular and fascinating. Come board this enchanting sojourn and relive the glory of India, yet another time.

Timings for Check In and Check Out :
  • Check In : 06.00 - 07.00 PM at Yashwantpura Railway station Bangalore
  • Check out : 9.30 AM Yashwantpura railway station, Bangalore
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01 :Bangalore
Safdarjung Railway Station

06.00 - 07.00 pm : Report at the station for check-in and board the train.
09.00 pm : The Golden Chariot pulls off from the station and proceeds towards Mysore.

Report at The Taj West End Hotel by 4 p.m. for check-in formalities followed by high tea & brief presentation.Proceed for vist to art gallery,followed by cultural program.Reach Yeshwantpur Railway Station, by 8 pm & be escorted to respective Cabins.Dinner on board & train departs by 9 pm for Chennai.

Day 02 : Chennai - Mahabalipuram
Hawa Mahal

Morning 9.30 am board AC Buses from Chennai Egmore Railway station for 1.5 hours long drive to Mahabalipuram, passing along Marina Beach & busy Streets of Chennai Metropolis On arrival, visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sea Shore temples of Mahabalipuram, built more than 1200 years ago & some havestill managed to weather sea erosion & high tides. After lunch in beach side resort depart for 2.5 hours long drive to Pondicherry Railway station to board the awaiting train. Dinner on board. Train stabled overnight at Pondicherry.
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Day 03 :Auroville - Pondicherry
Ranthambore National Park

Morning excursion to Auroville-a modern commune ,dedicated to unfification of all religions. Return to train for lunch
Afternoon stroll through beach town of Pondicherry-this former French colony, exudes a Mediterranean aura with French style architecture and boutiques. Proceed for dinner to eco-resort & later return to train & depart..

Day 04 : Trichy - Tanjore
Trichy tour by tanjore

Morning 9 a.m. board AC Buses from Trichy Railway station to visit ancient Hindu Temple on banks of River Cauvery. Later proceed for 1.5 hours long drive to Tanjore & visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brihadeshwara temple, famous for a 66 metres high temple tower & big statue of Nandi (sacred bull) carved out of a single rock. After lunch in a city hotel, time free for shopping & to visit Tanjore style of art workshop. Reach Tanjore Railway station by 5 p.m. to board the awaiting train & depart. Dinner on board.

Day 05 : Madurai
Camel Safari

The temple city of , Madurai has a rich cultural heritage that goes back to over 2, 500 years. The city is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi temple which stands today as one of the country's greatest architectural landmarks. Close to the temple is situated yet another architectural wonder, the Tirumalai Nayak Mahal, a classic blend of Dravidian, Islamic and European architecture.
After breakfast,visit famed Meenakshi Temple & stroll through the local market. Return to train for lunch.
Late afternoon visit Poompuhar Handicrafts Emporium for optional shopping.proceed to Tirumalai nayak Mahal for sound & light show,followed by dinner & traditional folk performance at The Heritance. Return to train & depart. Enquire About This Train

Day 06 :Kanyakumari - Kovallam
kanyakumari tour by Golden Chariot Train

Early morning 5.15 a.m. board AC Buses from Nagercoil Railway station for 20 minutes drive to Kanyakumari sun rise point, that offers an unique panorama on the confluence of 3 seas viz. Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Return to board the train for breakfast at Nagercoil station by 730 a.m. Time permitting, proceed for 2.5 hours excursion to Padmanabha Wooden Palace. Return to train for lunch & depart. From Trivandrum Kuchuvelli Railway Station board AC buses by 5 p.m. for evening excursion to Kovallam Beach, followed by Cultural Program & Dinner in beach resort. Return to Trivandrum railway station by 10 p.m. & train stabled for the night.

Day 07 : Kerala - Cochin
kerala houseboat tour by splendor of the south

The train arrives at Alleppey Railway Station by 8.30 a.m. Transfer to Alleppey Jetty Point to board traditional houseboats for backwater cruise through narrow waterways to view novel lifestyle of villagers, whose only access to mainland is by water. After a typical Kerala cuisine lunch, return to Alleppey Boat Jetty to board awaiting AC Bus for 1.5 hrs long drive to port city of Cochin. Afternoon enjoy walk through 16th century built Portuguese Fort town of Cochin to view Medieval Church, Jewish Synagogue & view Chinese Fishing Nets. Later Board the train from Cochin Railway station by 6.30 p.m. & depart. Dinner on board.

Day 08 :Bangalore
New Delhi

Morning train returns to Bangalore.Tour ends

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Splendor of the South Schedule 2017 - 2018

Month Departure Dates
October, 2017 16
November, 2017 20
December, 2017 25
January, 2018 8
February, 2018 19
Note : You may also opt to book for 6 Nights part journey viz Bangalore To Kochi


  • Single Occupancy

    INR 59500
    Per Person Per Night
    INR 416500
    Per Person Per Journey
  • Double Sharing

    INR 45220
    Per Person Per Night
    INR 316540
    Per Person Per Journey
  • Triple Sharing

    INR 39100
    Per Person Per Night
    INR 273700
    Per Person Per Journey
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