Southern Splendour Golden Chariot Schedule
Tour Details: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Day 1 : Monday : Bangalore
Destination Covered :
Bangalore - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Madurai - Nagercoil (Kanya Kumari) - Alleppey - Kochi
Report at The Taj West End Hotel by 4 p.m. for check-in formalities followed by high tea & brief presentation.
Proceed for visit to art gallery, followed by cultural program. Reach Yeshwantpur Railway Station, by 8 pm & be escorted to respective Cabins.
Dinner on board & train departs by 9 pm for Chennai.
Day 2 : Tuesday : Chennai & Mamallapuram
Morning from 9 am to 12 Noon discover the old charms in modern cosmopolitan city of Chennai,
driving through beach road & visiting St Thomas Church & Cholamanda Art Village.
Later drive to Mahabalipuram for lunch at beach resort ,followed by visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sea Shore temples,
built more than 1200 years ago.Return to Chennai Railway station by 630 pm & depart
Day 3 : Wed : Auroville & Pondicherry
Morning excursion to Auroville-a modern commune ,dedicated to unification of all religions. Return to train for lunch
Afternoon stroll through beach town of Pondicherry-this former French colony, exudes a Mediterranean aura with French style architecture
and boutiques. Proceed for dinner to eco-resort & later return to train & depart.
Day 4 : Thurs : Tanjavur
World-famous for Brahadishwara temple, a historical monument dating back to 11th century which now is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The region also offers unique Tanjavur style paintings and Tanjavur dolls.
Day 5 : Fri : Madurai
After breakfast,visit famed Meenakshi Temple & stroll through the local market.Return to train for lunch.
Late afternoon visit Poompuhar Handicrafts Emporium for optional shopping. proceed to Tirumalai Nayak Mahal for sound & light show,
followed by dinner & traditional folk performance at The Heritance. Return to train & depart
Day 6 : Sat : Kanyakumari, Trivandrum & Kovalam
Early morning 05:45 am to 8 am proceed to Kanyakumari sunrise point & brief city tour. Return to train for breakfast & depart.
Lunch also on-board late afternoon visit Trivandarum Palace & evning excursion to Kovallam beach,
followed by Gala Dinner & cultural program in Luxury Beach resort
Day 7 : Sun : Kerala Backwaters & Kochi
Morning visit Alleppey is also known as the “Venice of the east”. & more famous as Kerala Backwaters Enjoy boat cruise through its canals.
Afternoon visit “Queen of the Arabian sea” Kochi.
Day 08 : Bangalore Return : Morning train returns to Bangalore. Tour ends