The Golden Chariot
The journey: The train's eight-day itinerary covers the best of Karnataka. The tour begins with lunch at the Leela Bangalore, followed by a city tour. It moves on to Srirangapatnam, Mysore, Kabini, Belur, Halebid, Hampi, Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal, before ending in Goa.
The cost: Rs 98,000 per head for the entire journey with double occupancy till March 2009. The rate between April and August 2009 is Rs 82,600 per head.
Saving tip: The best places to watch on wheels are Halebid, Belur, Hampi and Aihole, as sightseeing in Bengaluru and Mysore is much cheaper if done independently. So board the train on the fourth day for the Mysore-Goa leg, catching the best sights and saving a whopping Rs 42,000 per head.
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