The Golden Chariot is South India's only luxury train. Its services were suspended by the Karnataka government temporarily, Now it has opened to serve you.
The luxurious Golden Chariot train will start from March'2020, Indian Railways said on Tuesday. 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.
The IRCTC and the KSTDC to keep the dates of the Golden Chariot train competitive so that everyone can afford to travel. The Golden Chariot, which started playing 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'2020, 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.