Golden Chariot pulls into Kerala

Golden Chariot pulls into Kerala


There were 38 foreign tourists among the passengers who were taken on a city tour followed by a visit to Kovalam beach and cultural show at Taj Green Cove Resort. The train will proceed to Alappuzha on Sunday morning where the passengers will be taken on a houseboat cruise on the backwaters of Kumarakom.

The final stopover of the three-day sojourn in the state will be Kochi where the visitors will tour the Jewish town, the Dutch Palace, the Chinese fishing nets followed by a sunset cruise and a Kathakali performance.
Dr Venu V, secretary, Kerala Tourism, said the new itinerary combined some of the best that Kerala and South India had on offer and it would be an unforgettable experience for the passengers.

“Kerala’s inclusion in the tourism circuit of Golden Chariot will benefit the state’s tourism sector immensely as it opens up the state to luxury travellers who may not have included Kerala on their travel itinerary,” he said.

Principal secretary of Karnataka Tourism K Jyothiramalingam said the Golden Chariot was highly appreciated as a new product from Karnataka with the trade and consumers giving it the thumbs-up. “There is a lot of demand in the up-market segment particularly with travellers from the UK, USA and Europe.

The decision to extend the domain of the Golden Chariot was taken in view of the demand in the up-market segment for an itinerary that covers South India in a seamless manner,’’ Jyothiramalingam said.
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