The Golden Chariot is a luxury tourist train that connects the important tourist spots in the Indian states of Karnataka, Goa, Kerala & Tamil Nadu as well as Pondicherry, depending on the selected itinerary. It is named after the Stone Chariot in the Vitthala Temple in Hampi. The 19 coaches on the train are colo red purple and gold, and sport the logo of a mythological animal with the head of an elephant and a body of a lion.
It has been awarded the title of "Asia's Leading Luxury Train" at World Travel Awards, 2013 The train is operated by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation and IRCTC Ltd., Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India.