IRCTC To Resume Luxury Train ‘Golden Chariot’ From Today


Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will resume its ‘Golden Chariot’, a luxury train started by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) in 2008, from Sunday.

“We wish to inform you that IRCTC will operate trips through Golden Chariot from 14th March 2021,” the state-run company said.

The operations, management, and marketing of the train were later taken over by IRCTC through an agreement with KSTDC.

The train provides travelers a chance to experience the historical, architectural, and scenic beauty of south India while enjoying the comfort of a state of the art amenities and international service standards.


IRCTC has scheduled two trips, which will start from Bengaluru on Sunday and cover various destinations in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Goa.

The cost of the luxury train tour package will include all onboard meals, transport for sightseeing, entrance fee to all the sites covered in the trip as well as the cost of guides.

Route of The Golden Chariot

  • Pride of Karnataka: Bengaluru – Bandipur – Mysore – Halebidu – Chikamgaluru – Hampi – Pattadakal & Aihole – Goa – Bengaluru
  • Jewels of South: Bengaluru – Mysore – Hampi – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur&Chettinad – Cochin – Kumarakom -Bengaluru

Tariff of The Golden Chariot

The tariff for both the routes is the same

  • Singe Occupancy: INR 2,40,100 (Indians), USD 3,150 (Foreigners)
  • Deluxe Cabin: INR 3,20,130 (Indians), USD 4,200 (Foreigners)

The Golden Chariot is famous for its exemplary hospitality. The royal interiors, gym, ayurvedic spa, bars, multi-cuisine restaurants, and a plethora of activities that you get in a 5-star hotel take you on two remarkable journeys that will leave you awestruck. 


It is worth mention here that it was awarded as “Asia’s Leading Luxury Train” in the year 2013 and still is one of the best luxury trains.

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Manish Khandelwal
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