South India's first Luxury Train--- The Golden Chariot

#1 Feb 2nd, 2008, 11:16
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Karnataka's own luxury train, the Golden Chariot will be flagged off from Yeshwanthpur in Bangalore on February 2 by President Pratibha Patil.

http://specials.rediff.com/getahead/2008/feb/01sld1.htm
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check the following link on golden chariot.

http://www.thegoldenchariot.co.in/journey.php
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The following says everything about how the tour is organised and their priorities.

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01.00 -04.00 pm........Lunch at Badami Court.
04.00 - 06.00 pm.......Badami (A World Heritage Site).
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I would like to know another Karnataka rail detail.
Do anybody knows about the update of the Sakleshpur to the Subramanya Rail(Hassan - Mangalore route)? Is it commissioned? any passenger trains running on the track? It has been building for a long long time.
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Hassan-Mangalore finally opened a few months ago, there is a daily overnight train in both directions between Mangalore-Mysore-Bangalore.

Other rail updates in Karnataka.

Mangalore station has been re-named Mangalore Central.

Kankanadi station (near Mangalore, but on the main Kerala-Mumbai line) has been re-named Mangalore Junction.

However, Indian Railways hasn't updated their website and is still using the old names.

One more update, the Gadag-Badami-Bagalkot section of the Gadag-Bagalkot-Bijapur-Solapur line is being converted to broad gauge and should be completed soon, this will allow the 'Golden Chariot' to take it's passengers direct to Badami and avoid a bus ride, and who knows, Indian Railways may even start a Hospet-Bijapur train (via Badami), this is likely, as a Bijapur-Bangalore overnight train (via Gadag & hospet) is likely.

Or maybe a Bijapur-Goa train (somehow I doubt it though).

The Bagalkot-Bijapur-Solapur line is already broad gauge and operational.
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Thanks for the information.

So still Bangalore-Goa is easy trough bangalore-Londa, then from there get a bus to Panjim?
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Originally Posted by sebin View Post Thanks for the information.

So still Bangalore-Goa is easy trough bangalore-Londa, then from there get a bus to Panjim?

There is a direct train to goa from bangalore, it runs one or twice in a week
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Other Rail info is advance reservation is extened to 90 days from 60 days wef 1st feb 2008.

A new train Garib Rath started between Secunderabad and Yeshwanthpur (bangalore), runs thirce in a week, departs sec'bad at 7:15pm and reaches yeshwanthpur in bangalore at 7am

fare is some rs 400 odd , i read it in a news paper yesterday.

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