Sojourn of India

Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days

Destinations Covered: Goa - Hampi - Chikmagalur - Mysore - Bangalore

A newly added journey in the Golden Chariot luxury train, Sojourn of India is a 3 nights and 4 days tour of South India’s top destinations. Starting in Goa on Saturday and covering Hampi, Chikmagalur, and Mysore, the tour ends in Bangalore on Tuesday. It is the best chance for those who want to see the best of South India and explore the rich cultural heritage the country is known for. To make this journey as luxurious and comfortable as possible, the guests will be provided with state-of-the-art facilities, cordial hospitality, and comfortable amenities. Go through this day-wise detailed itinerary and plan your luxury India tour with Sojourn of India journey.

Sojourn of India - Itinerary

Day 1: Goa to Hospet

Goa is India's beach and party capital, receiving millions of travelers throughout the year. It is home to churches, beaches, forts, clubs, casinos, and everything you can imagine. From there, the train will go to Hospet, the other half of the erstwhile Vijayanagara Empire (the other half is Hampi).

Traditional Welcome in Bangalore
  • Warm welcome at Goa Railway Station.
  • Enjoy a tour of Hospet, a historical city.
  • Savor the dinner onboard.
  • Stay overnight on the train.
Day 2: Hampi

Visit the city of ruins, Hampi, a world heritage site. Explore the exquisite architectural marvels like forts and temples, once part of the world's second-largest city under the Vijayanagara Empire.

Chikmagalur
  • Munch on your breakfast on the train.
  • Visit the city of Hospet and enjoy sightseeing.
  • Come back to the train for a hearty lunch.
  • Spend the evening on the train.
  • In the evening, the train will proceed to Chikmagalur.
  • Have dinner and overnight stay onboard.
Day 3: Chikmagalur

Enjoy the pleasant weather of Chikmagalur on day 2 of the Sojourn of India tour. Feel the fresh aroma of the coffee, as this place is known as the coffee land of Karnataka. Today, visit the famous city of Hospet for a sightseeing tour.

Boat ride on Kabini
  • Have breakfast and lunch onboard.
  • Arrive at Chikmagalur Railway Station.
  • Enjoy a tour of the coffee/spice plantations and a cultural performance.
  • Dinner will be at a resort hotel.
  • Return to the train after dinner to proceed to Mysore.
  • Overnight journey onboard.
Day 4: Mysore to Bangalore

The tour ends today in Bangalore. First, you will visit Mysore, a city known for its palaces. Bangalore is India's IT capital and has some of the most beautiful gardens in the country.

Hampi - World Heritage sites
  • Arrival in Mysore.
  • Savor breakfast on the train.
  • Visit the magnificent Mysore Palace.
  • Come back to the train and have lunch.
  • The train will move towards Bangalore.
  • Have lunch and later deboard the train as the tour ends.

Highlights:

  • Hospet: Also known as Hosapete, the city is close to the famous Hampi ruins. The Vijayanagara Empire was divided into twin cities, Hampi and Hospet. The intersection of the modern world and the past makes Hospet one of the best places on this train journey.
  • Mysore: The City of Palaces, Mysore, was once the home of Mysore Maharajas. Witness the majestic palaces, with Mysore Palace being the most prominent. Learn more about the history of this dazzling city on tour. Take the famed silk sarees and sandalwood home with you to cherish your time in this historical city.
  • Chikmagalur: Visit the beautiful hill station of Chikmagalur in Karnataka, located at 3400 feet. It is a less explored area, which makes it extremely peaceful. Treat your eyes to the greenery and enjoy the pleasant weather that will make the Sojourn of India journey memorable.

Departure Dates for Season 2022-23 & 2024-25

MONTH DEPARTURE DATES
Dec 2022 27
Jan 2023 17
Feb 2023 28
Mar 2023 21

Sojourn of India Tariff for Session 2022-23

(For Indian nationals only)

Occupancy Type Prices (Per person per night) Total (3 Nights)
Deluxe Cabin INR 79000 INR 237000
Single Supplement INR 59250 INR 177750

(For International travellers)

Occupancy Type Prices (Per person per night) Total (3 Nights)
Deluxe Cabin USD 1000 USD 3000
Single Supplement USD 750 USD 2250
Note:
  • The above mentioned tariff is valid for 2022 - 2023 departures.
  • The above cost is exclusive of 5% service tax that will be charged extra.
Inclusions:
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms
  • All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits
  • Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board
  • Guided off train tours as included in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide
  • Porter charges at stations
Exclusions:
  •  Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  •  Taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry
  •  Alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands)
  •  Video, film and professional still camera fees and arrival and departure transfers
  • International and domestic air tickets
  •  Pre and post tour accommodation
  •   Any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys