Golden Chariot Is All Set To Return This March! Here's All About the Comeback!

Golden Chariot, the only luxurious train of South India, is ready to make its comeback. The train will commence its operations nearly after a gap of two years in March this year. In the recent announcements made by the IRCTC and KSTDC, the lavish train is set to roll out on wheels from March 22 of this year after being discontinued in 2018.

Why Did It Shut Down?

The dining area
Source
The Golden Chariot which completed its decade long run in 2018 had to shut down its operations temporarily due to lack of funds. Also, the luxurious train incurred a loss of INR 41 Crores.

Nonetheless, the IRCTC came to rescue of the train and agreed to lend its support. SS Jagannathan, the General Manager of IRCTC, South Zone, said that the operation and revival of the train are included as part of a 10-year agreement with the Karnataka Government.

Highlights and Refurbishment of the Train

The Golden Chariot
Source
With help from IRCTC, the train's interiors as well as exteriors have been refurbished, and the train has donned a new look with all the modern amenities. According to the latest reports, the Golden Chariot's package 'Pride of Karnataka' will travel along Bangalore to Mysuru, Chikmagalur, Hampi and Goa.

This tour aims at gaining larger tourists at reduced costs. The same journey will be made on March 29, 2020, and April 12, 2020. To attract the tourists and make it available to many, the management has come up with 50% booking discount if travelling along with a companion.

With the revival of the Golden Chariot, do you plan on travelling in this luxurious paradise anytime soon? Let us know in the comments below.

This post was published by Harshitha Pudota

Share this post on social media
Google +

India Packages

Compare quotes from upto 3 travel agents for free

Related Articles

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Best Places To Visit in February in India

Family Holidays

Family Holidays

Mystical Places to Visit in February in North India

Transport

Transport

5 Biggest Railway Stations in India in Terms of Platforms

Transport

Transport

International Airports in India - A Guide to Finding the Perfect Wings to Fly

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

31 Best Beers To Drink In India For The Beer Snob In You

Transport

Transport

Fastest Trains in India

Transport

Transport

Best Airline in India 2018

Transport

Transport

Best Train Routes in India: Most Beautiful Railway Rides

Family Holidays

Family Holidays

12 Jyotirlingas in India - Temples of Lord Shiva

Transport

Transport

Best Railway Stations In India: Vintage Essentials

Transport

Transport

Transport in India: Flights, Trains, Bus and Cabs in India

Experiences

Experiences

Have You Taken the Longest Train Journey in India Yet? Here's How To Do It

Transport

Transport

Bus Service To Myanmar To Soon Commence in India From April 7, 2021!

Transport

Transport

Connecting India to Other Countries, One Railway Line at a Time

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

15 Classical Dance Forms of India And Their States of Origin

States in India and Their Capitals

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Best Places to Visit in January in India

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Idolising Sex: Sex Temples of India

13 Seaports in India That You Didn't Know You Could Visit!

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Tourist Places In India - Best Places to Visit in India

Top Places

Top Places

Best Places To Visit in March In India - Must Visit Tourist Destinations

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

Nicknames of Indian Cities Across The Country

Top Places

Top Places

33 Facts About India That Will Hit You Right In The Patriotism

Adventure

Adventure

Snowfall in India: Snow Places in India

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

Handicrafts of India - A Shopping Guide

Experiences

Experiences

Top 20 Varieties of Mangoes in India and Where to Find Them

Fairs & Festivals

Fairs & Festivals

Popular Harvest Festivals in India

Adventure

Adventure

Top Places For Hot Air Balloon Ride in India

Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Union Territories of India

Wildlife & Nature

Wildlife & Nature

Biodiversity Hotspots Of India

Comments on this post