Nothing compares to the experience of travelling on a train in India. India's rail network is one of the largest and busiest in the world, and a ride aboard leaves you nervous, excited and amused! Travelling with the Indian Railways is almost like a romance. The network is spread all over the country and trains are for every kind of traveller, suiting every budget! But there are a few trains in India that are the epitome of luxury – meant for those who like the finer things in life. And one such train is the Golden Chariot train — a train that has two routes, both in Southern India, and covers some of the most famous sights and cities.
It's named after the famous stone chariot in Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A journey on the Golden Chariot train lets you travel back in time and see how the Maharajas of the bygone eras lived in luxury. It takes you through routes that are a mix of the heritage, tradition and vibrant culture of South India.
Here are the two routes of The Golden Chariot train:
1. Pride Of The South
This journey covers Karnataka and Goa. The royal train has 19 coaches in purple and gold, with two restaurants serving inter-continental and local cuisines, a lounge bar, conference room, world-class spa and gym.