The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot is a luxury tourist train that connects important tourist destination in the Indian states of Karnataka, Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is named after the Stone Chariot in the Vitthala Temple at Hampi. The 19 coaches on the train are coloured purple and gold, The Golden Chariot is operating between the months of October–March with a departure every week.
The train is designed with most mordern accommodations, spa treatments and dining. 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.
There are 44 guest cabins divided as 26 twin bed cabins, 17 double bed cabins and 1 cabin for the physically challenged. The carvings on the ceilings, wall panels and furniture are inspired from the Hoysala and Mysore architectural movement. Inside the train, State of the art amenities like WI-FI , LCD television with satellite channels, air conditioning are available.