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Pride of South India

Tour Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
Hauling the luxury coaches of the Golden Chariot, the train jaunts through southern India to give an insight of glorious South. Witness the 03 UNESCO listed World Heritage Site as the train paves way from Bangalore to Goa. On deboarding visit the city of lights- Mysuru also famous for its silk sarees and brass artefacts. We also indulge in an enthralling jungle safari and boat ride at Kabini. Explore the Hoysala architecture at Hassan. South encompasses the exquisite Badami caves; housing Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temples all under same roof. Finally, relax by the pristine beaches of Goa still preserving the Portuguese trails.

Tour Highlights

Ushered with royal treatment throughout the journey, the Golden Chariot jaunts through an incredible array of mighty monuments and temples, elaborate palaces with exquisite gardens and fanciful cities. Travelers looking for an exotic vacation with awesomeness of Indian rail journey, must hop on this amazing train ride for a week.

The majestic tour commences in Bangalore where you’re welcomed opulently and board the Golden Chariot to jaunt through verdant tranquility of parks and palaces in Mysuru. As the jungles of Kabini calls, indulge in some bewitching jungle safari and birding while you sail through Kabini river.

Subsequently, endure the majestic architecture of Hoysala in Hassan, where Shravanabelagola awaits you with its 700 steps for its access. Explore the beauty of monuments at Hampi and Pattadkal making to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As the train chugs off to Goa, drench in its vast sea by the mystical beaches. Stroll around the Portuguese colonized city of Goa and witness the vibrant churches and convents across the state. Cruise along on this luxury train with us from Bangalore to all the way across the state of Karnataka for a delightful and an unfamiliar experience.

World Heritage Sites

  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Bijapur
  • Churches and Convents of Goa, Goa
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi, Bellary

Tour Itinerary at Glance

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

  1. Whats included in this tour
      Hotels as mentioned or similar##Meals as mentioned: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner##All sightseeing and transfers by Air- conditioned transportation##Meals, beverages (light drinks, tea, coffee, and mineral water), Indian wines (in house brands), butler service, and porter-age at stations, guided tours and entrance fees at monuments.
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  1. Booking Deposit, Cancellation and Refund Policy

    When a Client cancels the Tour, the refund due to the Client will be as follows:

    a. Land Cost:
    Cancellations received minimum 75 days or more prior to departure,
    75 or more days - Retention of deposit
    75 – 45 days - 30% including deposit
    44 – 28 days - 60% including deposit
    27 – 15 days - 90% including deposit
    14 days or less - 100% including deposit

    b. Airfare:
    Refunds on airfares purchased through BTS will depend on the rules of the carrier and the applicable fare base used for the purchase of the ticket. BTS will charge a ser­vice fee of no less than 10% of the airfare paid by the Client. Clients are advised not to purchase airfares till the tour is confirmed and visas (if any) procured.

    c. In case of Rail Journeys or luxury train tours, luxury cruises. Specific cancellation policy pertaining to the specific rail journey, luxury train, luxury cruises as laid down by the operator will apply. There will be 10 % cancellation processing fee applied by Bestway2india in addition to the cancellation charges levied by the operator.

    “Bestway2india”, “BTS” reserves the right to cancel the Tour due to insuffi­cient number of participants. In such an event, and only in such an event, “Bestway2india”, “BTS” will refund the said Deposit to the Client. “Bestway2india”, “BTS” will have no further liability to the Client for damages or inconveniences caused to the Client. Client hereby expressly waives any claim he/she may have against “Bestway2india” , “BTS” for such a cancellation. In the event that “Bestway2india” , “BTS” decides:
    a) that the Tour may jeop­ardize the safety or security of the Clients, “Bestway2india” , “BTS”, or any staff of “Bestay2india” “BTS” and/or Services Providers; or
    b) the Tour cannot commence and/or continue for circumstances beyond the control of “Bestway2india” , “BTS”, “Bestway2india”, “BTS” may, in its sole discretion, postpone, cut short or cancel the Tour at any time. Such changes and/or cancellations may be necessitated for political, military, health, weather conditions or other valid reasons affecting local conditions, but will not be limited to the aforesaid reasons only. In such an event the liability of “Bestway2india”, “BTS” is limited to refunding the Client such monies which represent unused services, less

    a. any monies expended by “Bestway2india” “BTS”
    b. any liability incurred by “Bestway2india” “BTS”, and
    c. a reasonable amount of the Tour Price for services rendered by “Bestway2india” “BTS”

Overall Rating 5/5
Unbelievably beautiful. Absolutely loved the scenery via train.
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