How do you splurge 20 grands in a week? Go to Vegas, rent a private yacht or ransack 5th Avenue?

I can suggest better. Make a reservation at The Golden Chariot, the flagship luxury train of the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation for a 7 night, 8 day tour to the tropical lands of southern India. Why Golden Chariot, or India, for that matter? Because, at the present foreign exchange rate, there could not have been a more opportune time to visit India, in case you are interested in its culture and heritage. Because, with the monsoon set up, the forthcoming month’s provide for the perfect weather conditions for a trip to the subcontinent. And because, the Golden Chariot is a five star hotel on wheels and, that too, at a price that isn’t out of reach of most. If you’re still not convinced enough, read on…

Golden Chariot          The Golden Chariot Train

11 Luxury cabins adorned in royal themes, with round the clock internet access, padded beds, private baths, personal closets, and special provisions for handicapped guests. Plus separate carriages for dining and recreation. A common lounge for guests to socialize. There’s even a spa, for God’s sake! The train also provides for an ideal venue for a business meeting and has provisions for 20 member conferences, on the move. Though I personally hate taking business on vacations, the Golden Chariot is one place I would not mind mixing business with pleasure.  And if all the above do not rock boat, the amazing south Indian landscaped, endowed equally with beaches and highlands, definitely will. The Golden Chariot takes you through some of the most popular tourist destinations such as Bangalore, Pondicherry, Hampi, Badami, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Madurai.

The Chariot offers 2 different tour itineraries, Pride of the South Tour and Splendor of the South Tour, for durations of 7 nights and 8 days. Now, before you close this page and go surfing about the Golden Chariot Tours, ensure you have selected one of the 2 tour packages. Also, since the train gets fully booked as early as a couple of months prior to the actual departure, it is advisable to make reservations and plan your tour accordingly. Bon voyage!