IRCTC Golden Chariot 2021 1st itinerary details: Check out KSTDC tour package, destinations and other details about this luxury Karnataka Tourism train

The Golden Chariot, a luxury tourist train started by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) in 2008, recently resumed its service for the tourists longing to embark on this 'royal trip'.  

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Mar 19, 2021, 07:47 AM IST

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) resumed its luxury tourist train service on Sunday, March 14. Let's have a look at its itinerary and important highlights.

 

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IRCTC Golden Chariot service 2021

IRCTC Golden Chariot service 2021

"Vacation times are back now. The Golden Chariot Train embarked on its 6Nights/7 Days "Pride of Karnataka" itinerary from Yesvantpur Bengaluru Railway Station today amid traditional Indian welcome and hospitality to the picturesque landscape & destinations of South India," had said IRCTC in a tweet on Sunday.  Source: Ministry of Railways

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IRCTC Golden Chariot tour package and itinerary

IRCTC Golden Chariot tour package and itinerary

The train left from Yesvantpur Railway Station on Sunday (March 14) for the six nights-seven day tour, covering visits to Bandipur National Park, Mysore, Halebidu, Chikamangalur, Aihole, Pattadakal, Hampi and Goa. Source: Ministry of Railways

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IRCTC Golden Chariot history

IRCTC Golden Chariot history

This luxury tourist train service was started by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) in 2008. The Golden Chariot was handed over to the IRCTC for operational and marketing purposes by the Karnataka Tourism Department in January 2020. Source: Ministry of Railways

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IRCTC Golden Chariot travel destinations

IRCTC Golden Chariot travel destinations

It is a luxury tourist train that connects the important tourist spots in Karnataka, Goa, Kerala & Tamil Nadu as well as Pondicherry. Source: Ministry of Railways

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IRCTC Golden Chariot coaches

IRCTC Golden Chariot coaches

The luxury train has 18 coaches with as many as 44 guest rooms, having a capacity of 84 guests. The coaches of golden chariot have 26 twin beds along with 17 double bed cabins and one cabin for the physically challenged. Each cabin is equipped with a small wardrobe, vanity desk, LCD TV, a private washroom and other features. The coaches have recently also been upgraded, giving more royal touch.  Source: Ministry of Railways