The Golden Chariot

Southern Splendour

Day 1

Bangalore
03.00 pm to 4.00 pm: Check-in at Taj West End Bangalore
04.00 pm to 5.00 pm: Nature Walk
05.00 pm to 5.30 pm: Hi-Tea
05.30 pm to 6.00 pm: Presentation on The Golden Chariot Tour
06.00 pm to 6.30 pm: Cultural Show
06.45 pm to 8.00 pm: Visit the ISKCON Temple (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness)
08.15 pm: Arrive at Yeshwanthpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6 to a Traditional Indian Welcome
Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
10.45 pm: Depart to Chennai

Day 2

Chennai
07:30 am: Arrive at Chennai Egmore Railway Station Chennai
07:30 am to 09.15 am: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
09:30 am: Depart to Mahabalipuram via Beach Road
11:00 am: Arrive at Mahabalipuram
11.30 am: Tour of Five Ratha’s Temple, and the caves
01:30 pm: Lunch at Chariot Beach Resort  
03.30 pm: Visit Shore Shiva Temple
04:30 pm: Drive back to Puducherry Railway Station by Coaches
06.30 pm: Arrive at Puducherry / Board TGC and refresh
08:00 pm: Dinner on board the Golden Chariot & Overnight in the train at Puducherry

Day 3

Pudducherry
08:00 am to 09.30 am: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot Pudducherry
10:00 am: A Tour through Auroville – Ashram and Matrimandir
01:30 pm: Lunch at The Windflower Resort
03:45 pm: A Visit to the Aurobindo Ashram in the French Town, Shopping or take a stroll in the Pristine Beach
08:00 pm: Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
11.30 pm: Depart to Tanjavur

Day 4

Trichy/Tanjavur
07:30 am: Arrive at Tanjavur Railway Station  Tanjavur
07:30 am to 08.45 am: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
10.00 am to 11.30 am: Visit to Brihadeshwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
11.30 am to 12.30 pm: Visit to the Tanjavur Artifacts (Metal) and Paintings Workshop
12.30 pm to 02.30 pm: Lunch at Hotel Sangam
03.00 pm to 04.00 pm: Drive to Trichy by coaches
04.00 pm to 06.00 pm: Visit Sri Rangam Temple – India’s Largest Temple Complex dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Trichy
06.30 pm: Board TGC and refresh
08:00 pm: Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
12.15 am: Depart to Madurai

Day 5

Madurai
05.15am: Arrive at Madurai Railway Station Madurai
08:00 am to 09.30 am: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
10:00 am to 01.00 pm: Visit to the famous Meenakshi Temple
01:00 pm to 02.30 pm: Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
03.30 pm to 05.00 pm: Visit the Mahatma Gandhi Museum
05:00 pm to 06.00 pm: Shopping at Poompuhar Handicrafts Emporium
06:00 pm to 07.30 pm: Visit the Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal for Sound & Light Show
08:00 pm: Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
11:15 pm: Depart to Nagercoil

Day 6

Kanyakumari
03.45 am: Arrive at Nagercoil Railway Station Kanyakumari
05:15 am: Depart to Kanyakumari by coaches
05:45 am: Sunrise at Kanyakumari
05:45 am: Sunrise at Kanyakumari
07.30 am to 09.00 am: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
09:30 am: Visit the famous Padmanabha Wooden Palace
12.00 am: Return back to TGC in Coaches
01:00 pm: Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
01:30 pm: Depart to Kochuvelli  
03:00 pm: Arrive at Kochuvelli Railway Station
04:30 pm: Drive to Kovalam Beach by Coaches and stroll through the beach(Tea/coffee, biscuits served by the beach)
07:30 pm: Musical / Dance Performance followed by Dinner at The Taj Vivanta, Kovalam.
10.00 pm: Back Onboard the TGC by Coaches. Overnight in the train

Day 7

Thotapalli / Alleppey
04:30 am: Depart to Alleppey Alleppey

 

07:30 am to 08.45 am: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
08:30 am: Arrive at Alleppey Railway Station
09:00 am: Depart for Houseboat Cruise on the backwaters
01:00 pm: Arrive at Punnamada Reosrt for Lunch  
02:45 pm: Depart to Kochi by road
03:45 pm: Visit to the Church, Chinese Fishing Nets and a walk around the Jew Town and the market.
06.30 pm: Back onboard TGC
07:30 pm: Depart to Bangalore, Overnight on the train
08:00 pm: Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

Day 8

Bangalore
08:00 am: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
09:30 am: Arrive at Yeshwanthpur Railway Station and farewell by the entire crew.

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