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Splendor of the South

  • 7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Bangalore - Chennai - Mamallapuram - Tanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Kochi - Alappuzha
  • 1,888 kms approx
  • Oct to Apr

Splendor of the South is a tour that is organized by the Golden Chariot. Golden Chariot is a luxury train. Splendor of the South takes you to a trip that covers about 1888 km in eight days and seven nights. The tour starts in Bangalore and ends in the same city. The other cities includes in this trip are Chennai and Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Pondicherry, Madurai, Trivandrum, Alleppey and Kochi
The Golden Chariot will take you to the top historic, cultural, natural and architectural marvels in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The best time to take this tour is between October and April. During this season, the rain would have made all the attractions look mesmerizing and the climate would be pleasant.

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Schedule 2016 - 17

 

Month Departure Dates
November, 2016 28
December, 2016 26
January, 2017 9
February, 2017 20
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Tariff

Tariff Valid from Season 2016 - 17

(Price in USD For International Travellers)

Cabin Type Per Person Per Night Total(7 Nights)
Single Occupancy USD 875 USD 6,125
Double Occupancy USD 665 USD 4,665
Triple Occupancy USD 575 USD 4,025
Given below are the inclusions, exclusions and other details of the Golden Chariot - Splendor of the South.
  • Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years.
  • Christmas and New Year being the peak holiday season calls for a 10% surcharge levied on all departures.
  • As per the Government of India norms, Service Tax @ 3.63% is levied on the prevalent tariff.
Inclusions

The tariff of this luxury train includes accommodation on board, the meals, the sightseeing trips, and the entrance fees (while entering monuments, parks, palaces and other sightseeing locations).

Exclusions

The fare of the Golden Chariot does not comprise of tips, phone calls, and camera fees in the sightseeing locations, SPA car and Business car facilities, liquor as well as laundry.

The booking policies:
  • You are required to pay 20% of ticket value at the time of booking confirmation.
  • Rest 80% of the ticket value is to be paid 45 days before departure.
The cancellation policies applicable to the Indian Odyssey are:
  • Any cancellation must be advised immediately by Email and subsequently confirmed by letter to the Central Reservation Division
  • If the cancellation is made 60 days prior to departure, no cancellation crarges.
  • 20% of ticket value 45-59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of ticket value 30-44 days prior to departure.
  • 100% ticket value will be retained, if cancelled 29 days prior to commencement of Train journey.
The booking policies:
The reservation policies of the Pride of the South tariff (FIT) are as follows:
  • Payment of 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking is mandatory.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value can be paid 60 days prior to departure.
The reservation policies of the Pride of the South tariff (for Groups) are as follows:
  • Payment of 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking is mandatory.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value can be paid 45 days prior to departure.
Cancellation Policy Cancelation policies as mentioned in the tariff (FIT) are as:
  • When booking is cancelled 60 days prior to departure - 5% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled 30-59 days prior to departure - 20% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled 15-29 days prior to departure - 50% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled less than 14 days prior to departure - 100% of ticket value will be deducted
Exclusion Cancelation policies as mentioned in the tariff (for Groups) are as:
  • When booking is cancelled 60 days prior to departure - 10% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled 30-59 days prior to departure - 25% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled 15-29 days prior to departure - 75% of ticket value will be deducted
  • When booking is cancelled less than 14 days prior to departure - 100% of ticket value will be deducted
No Show

In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.

En route termination of tour

In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.

Amendment

Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case be decided on merits on a case to case basis.