Mentioned below are some general information that will assist you in planning your journey aboard Golden Chariot.
The accommodation on board this luxury tourist train is provided in 44 guest cabins which include 26 twin bed cabins, 17 double bed cabins and 1 cabin for physically challenged passengers. In total 88 passengers could travel aboard in each journey. All 11 guest carriages (or 44 cabins) flaunt traditional décor reminiscent of a particular erstwhile ruling dynasty of south after which they have named. Each cabin is outfitted with modern amenities such as live television, air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet and attached bathrooms.
Golden Chariot has two ornately designed dining cars- Nala and Ruchi- each of which serves a delectable spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines to appease your appetite. Each dining car is set with 4-seater and 2-seater sofas and chairs.
A nonchalant lounge bar, Madira, literally meaning mythical drink of the gods sets the right mood for tête-à-tête with fellow travelers over a glass of hearty wine. The bar is stocked with select brands of wines and spirits from India and abroad that will surely help lift your spirits.
A state of the art business care equipped with facilities such as internet, LCD television, printers and fax is available on board Golden Chariot t to cater to the business travelers.
An Ayurvedic wellness spa with 2 massage rooms is what you will find in the recreational coach of Golden Chariot train. Guests can pamper their nerves through an array of rejuvenating massage therapies and treatments. The recreational coach also features a fully equipped gymnasium for guests to workout.
The facility for Pre & Post tour accommodation is not included in the tariff of Golden Chariot train. We recommend our guests to book at least one day accommodation before and after the train journey. The two weeklong itineraries offered by this luxury train offer a non-stop 8 days and 7 night's journey and guests will get to spend the entire journey either on board or by exploring destinations mentioned in the itineraries.
The arrival and departure through flight is not included in the Golden Chariot ticket price, however we provide assistance regarding schedules, fares and ticket booking on demand. The luxury train tour begins and concludes in the IT hub Bangalore, which offer connecting flights for both domestic and international cities.
Personal - All the passengers travelling aboard Golden Chariot must possess all insurance documents from their respective residential country in regards to accident, illness, injury, death, luggage loss and cancellation of holiday. Kindly refer to the cancellation policy mentioned in the price section.
The Train - Golden Chariot bears a comprehensive insurance cover for unforeseen events like fire, earthquake and terrorist attack.
A comprehensive insurance cover regarding fire, earthquake, theft and terrorism has been given to Golden Chariot train and the guests travelling on board.
Passengers are required to posses all the appropriate travel documents including Indian Visa, passport, identity proof along with the confirmation receipt with you at the time of departure.
For those who are interested in exploring other tourist places in India besides the destinations included in the Golden Chariot tour itineraries, you can choose to do so by stating the same in the inquiry form to extend you stay in India.
Complimentary to the luxury and refinement of the Golden Chariot train journey, guests are advised to wear smart casual clothes and suitable walking shoes all the time during off train excursions. If you have picked up Splendor of the South itinerary for on board journey, make sure to carry swimwear as the itinerary includes visit to Poovar beach in Kerala.
If you have any specific dietary requirements, it is advisable to mention them at the time of booking to avoid any inconvenience / disappointment. We believe in making your journey a satisfying experience and expect your support for the same.
Porter service is provided at the point of embarking and disembarking Golden Chariot train to carry your luggage.
A dedicated team of butlers is available on board to give personalized attention to the guests. The well trained butlers are moderately proficient in speaking English so that there should not be any communication gap between guest and the butler.
Golden Chariot was the first luxury train to introduce accommodation facility for physically disabled guests. One special cabin has been specifically dedicated for physically challenged guests along with facility for wheelchairs, crèches and a personal attendant. Kindly mention at the time of booking for any such requirements to avoid last minute hassles.
110/120 volts sockets and international adaptors are also available on board Golden Chariot.
We recommend you to carry light walking shoes as most of the sightseeing excursions require walking trips. The walking tour can be long and exhaustive and it is possible that you might come across some craggy pathways.
Comfortable and fully air-conditioned coach transfers are available for passengers during their off-train excursion tours. Please go though the detailed itinerary for the specific details on transportation.
DuProficient English speaking guides accompany the guests for off-train excursions. These well experienced local guides provide detail insight of the tourist attractions covered at each destination. Other language speaking guides can also be provided with an extra cost. Kindly mention your requirements at the time of booking only to avoid further disappointment.
AC buses will be provided for comfortable off train sightseeing excursions. For specific details, please refer to your train itinerary.
As per Indian Law - Smoking in India is prohibited in all public places include public transport, restaurants, hotels, shopping malls, educational institutions and parks etc.
Although there are no specific vaccinations required while traveling in India but foreign tourists are required to carry a Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate compliant to international health regulations if they are the natives of Yellow Fever endemic countries. It is advised to keep sufficient supplies for the duration of your trip if you are taking a prescribed medicine.
Laundry service is available on board to provide you with neat and tidy clothes throughout the journey.
It is advised to keep your cell phones on silent mode during on board travelling as well as off train excursions because it may fall in place with other passengers travelling on board as well as while visiting certain monuments. Use of cell phones and laptop is recommended in the privacy of your cabin. Guests might face network problem while the train is moving but signals tend to improve when the train is at a halt.
Telephone facility has been provided in all the cabins. Guests have to pay additional charges for all the external calls made during the journey.
Paying gratuities for services is a culture in India but paying gratuities in small amount everyday might assure you good service and hospitality. The cost of journey includes gratuities for off-board guides, escorts and on board staff services.
Gracious hospitality on board Royal Rajasthan on Wheels by the efficient and dedicated team of hospitality staff will certainly leave you speechless. The meticulously trained staff on board will make sure to provide guests with a peerless experience. All the staff members are well-versed with English language.
A journey aboard Golden Chariot train requires a reasonable amount of passengers to begin. In case the requirement number is not met, an alternative journey date or the amount refund will be provided to the guests.
The tariff of Golden Chariot train includes accommodation on board, meals, sightseeing trips, entrance fees at the monuments and transportation facilities.
Charges for phone calls, camera fees, liquor, laundry, use of spa and business centre is not included in the tariff of Golden Chariot train.