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Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC): Taste the South Indian Pride and Passion

Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) was established by Karnataka Government as an attempt to promote tourism in the state. The objective was to create tourist-friendly infrastructure, transportation and other facilities. KSTDC is also engaged in promoting unexplored areas in Karnataka so that people from across the nation and the world come here for a memorable time.

The Corporation owns hotels and guest houses. It runs conducted tours, which are tours with fixed places and fixed period. Tourists can avail of exciting tour packages online. They can reserve rooms in advance too.

Recently, the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with a renowned jewellery company. The aim is to attract tourists with high purchasing power to Karnataka. From now on, KSTDC products will bear the brand name of this company.

The Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot is a beautiful and luxurious tourist train of South India. It is the pride of the south. Tourists with a hunger for rich travelling and pamper must board this opulent train. Travel like a king or a queen. Submerge your senses in the thick forests, beautiful beaches, exotic wildlife, heavenly waterfalls and the splendid cultural and historical heritage.

This fascinating train journey attracts tourists from across the world. The train is named after the well-known Stone Chariot in Hampi, which is a world heritage site. The train trip is for 7 nights/8 days. It commences every Monday from Bangalore. The crew greets you with aplomb.

The Golden Chariot passes Mysore, where tourists can visit Srigangapatna and Mysore Palace, then goes to the Nagarhole National Park and continues through Shravanabelagola, Belur, which is a world heritage site and depicts the Hoysala architecture of the 11th century. The train then passes through Halebidu, Hampi after which it enters the ‘triangle’ heritage site that encompasses Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole. Lastly, the train reaches the Golden Beaches of Goa and returns to Bangalore.

Jungle Lodges and Resorts

Deep in the forest, amidst ancient trees, in the quest of elephants, tigers and other wild beasts, this is the chance for adventure travellers to become explorers of the wild. Jungle Lodges and Resorts help tourists discover the wild side of nature and also of them.

The journey to South India does not end with this. There are a whole lot of places and activities to discover. While visiting this part of India shed all inhibitions and be ready for a unique and enriching experience.


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