Famous as South India’s first and only luxury train, the Golden Chariot offers 2 tastefully designed journeys that covers major destinations in South India with a never before travel experience. The train is an ideal option for those who wish to experience luxury and élan of erstwhile south Indian rulers. The two itineraries- Pride of the South and Splendor of the South- takes guests on a journey, over 8 days and 7 nights, across several historically and culturally significant destinations across South India.
The main highlights of Pride of the South journey, spanning over 8 days and 7 nights, will take you across popular destinations such as Bangalore, Kabini-the tiger abode, Mysore-the stronghold of Tipu Sultan and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hampi among others.
Duration: 8 days and 7 nights
Destination Covered: Bangalore – Kabini – Srirangapatnam – Mysore -Shravanabelagola – Belur – Halebid – Hampi – Badami – Pattadakal – Goa
Day 4: Hassan (Thursday)
On the 4th day of Pride of the South journey, you will head straight to Mysore from Hassan, a popular Indian destination noted for its religious significance. Catering especially to the history and culture lovers, Hassan in Karnataka is a land of amazing temples that were built during the 11th and 13th centuries. Some well-known religious centers in Karnataka include Chennakesava Temple, Hoysaleswara Temple and Shravanabelagola-the famous Jain pilgrimage. Moreover, the city also takes pride in being the home to ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). Besides, Hassan is quite famous for Mahamastakabhisheka, a Jain festival celebrated after every 12 years. The festival is dedicated to Lord Gomateshwara, wherein his statue is worshipped with coconut oil, yoghurt, ghee, bananas, milk, poppy seeds, jaggery and dates.
For tourists who are interested in temple architecture, Halebid and Belur are the great destinations to admire the beauty of Hoyasala architecture. The temples were carved in the 12th century. Here are the brief details of Day 4 itinerary for your kind perusal.
- The day will start with a visit to Shravanabelagola, the famous Jain pilgrimage center.
- Later, return back to the train for lunch.
- Thereafter, leave for Halebid and Belur, which are famous for the 12th century temple architecture.
- Return back to the train by evening and prepare to leave for the next destination.
We advice our guests to go for advance bookings on Golden Chariot train to avoid any last minute disappointment.