Bangalore − Kabini/Bandipur − Mysore − Hassan − Hospet − Badami – Pattadakal – Goa
A fascinating journey through magnificent World Heritage Sites of Southern India.
Day 1. Bangalore
Check-in at noon and lunch at the luxury Leela Palace Hotel followed by lunch. At 3 PM departure for Bangalore where sightseeing at Tipu’s Palace, Bull Temple and Lal Bagh garden is planned. Arrival at 8 PM at the Yeshwantpur Railway Station where guests will be welcomed in a traditional Indian way and taken to their carriages. Dinner will be served on board of the Golden Chariot. At 9 PM depart for Mysore; arrival in Mysore at 11:30 PM. An alternative itinerary without Bangalore sightseeing is also available and the time can be then devoted to getting to know the traditional art, pottery and medical practice as well as everyday life of the inhabitants of an Indian village. Guests choosing this option will be accommodated in an eco-resort near the village.
Day 2. Bangalore – Kabini/Bandipur
Depart for Kabini / Bandipur after breakfast. At 1 pm guests will reach Jungle Lodge where lunch will be served. After lunch guests will set off to a jungle / boat safari and return in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3. Kabini/Bandipur – Mysore
Breakfast and departure for Mysore. Lunch served on the train, followed by sightseeing the Mysore Palace and Srirangapatna Island Fortress at 3 pm. At 7 pm guests will reach the Lalitha Mahal Palace for a cultural show and dinner.
Day 4. Mysore – Hassan
Early morning departure from Mysore to Hassan; arrival after 8 am. Sightseeing buildings in Shravanabelagola (it requires climbing up 700 steps to fully appreciate the architectural marvel – sedan chairs available at no extra cost for those who cannot take the climb themselves). Lunch on board of the train. Afternoon departure for Belur and Halebid where guests will visit beautiful Hindu temples. Evening departure to Hospet. Dinner on board served during the journey.
Day 5. Hassan – Hospet
Arrival at Hospet in the early morning. After breakfast departure for the ruins of the 14th-century city of Hampi followed by a visit at a local crafts bazaar. Return to the train and in the afternoon sightseeing the most beautiful local temples. Dinner on board.
Day 6. Hospet – Badami – Pattadakal – Goa
Early morning departure from Hospet to Badami; arrival at 8:30 AM. After breakfast guests will depart for Badami Caves and the temples of Pattadakal. Afternoon departure for Goa. During the journey, guests can relax at the train spa and gym. Dinner on board. The train will reach Goa after midnight.
Day 7. Goa
Breakfast on board followed by a farewell at the Vasco Da Gama Railway Station. The train departs in chosen dates on Monday from Bangalore and ends its journey in Goa on Sunday morning.
Dates in 2017 roku: X – 16; XI 20; XII – 25.
Dates in 2018 roku: I – 8, 22; II – 19; III – 5.
Price: from 4300 $*
Above price is on per person per journey on twin sharing basis in Deluxe Cabin. Includes all 3 meals, English speaking Guide for sightseeing, entrance fees to all places, parks, and museums as per the program.