World-class 5-star facilities on train! This super luxurious Golden Chariot has bar lounge, spa, gym and what not - FULL LIST of lavish amenities; check VIDEO
Have you ever heard of train housing world-class amenities, fine dining, bar lounge, business centre, gym and ayurvedic healing?
Have you ever heard of train housing world-class amenities, fine dining, bar lounge, business centre, gym and ayurvedic healing? Finally, rail tourism has been redefined with the uber-luxurious Golden Chariot train. It is set to enthrall and enchant rail tourists!
FULL LIST: Luxuries and amenities available inside super luxurious Golden Chariot train
-18 luxury coaches
-11 luxury ac saloons
-Two fine dining restaurant cars
Indian Railways has confirmed that the luxurious Golden Chariot train will start plying from March next year.
The announcement was made after the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corp (KSTDC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to market and operate the Golden Chariot train.
Tourism boost for Karnataka and Southern States
Noteworthy, the Golden Chariot is South India's only luxury train.
Addressing the gathering, Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi said that the train will boost tourism in Karnataka and other southern states.
He also urged the IRCTC and the KSTDC to keep the dates of the Golden Chariot train competitive so that everyone can afford to travel.
PM Narendra Modi's dreams come true
Suresh Angadi also said that the Golden Chariot aims to fulfill the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to connect 15 tourism destination in the country.
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Rail Tourism Redefined! The Luxurious #GoldenChariot is here to enchant tourists!
Experience the unforgettable with its new itinerary of magnificent destinations, world class amenities, lavish saloons, fine dining, bar lounge, business center, gym and ayurvedic healing! pic.twitter.com/oFr4Tte22X
— Suresh Angadi (@SureshAngadi_) November 19, 2019
Golden Chariot: Additional details
-The Golden Chariot, which started plying in 2008, began as a joint initiative of the Karnataka government and the Indian Railways.
-It is an 18-coach-long train with 44 guest rooms.
-At least, 84 passengers can enjoy the train ride at one time.
- Once the services begin from March next year, the Golden Chariot will cover tourist destinations in Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry and other south Indian states.
- It also proposes to include Bandipur, Mysuru, Halebid, Chikmagalur, Hampi, Bijapur and Goa in its itinerary.
Since 2010, IRCTC already runs the ultra luxurious Maharaja Express train. Similarly, while Rajasthan has the Palace On Wheels, Maharashtra has the Deccan Queen.