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Kerala in Golden Chariot’s new avatar

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) that has given fresh life to Golden Chariot, the luxury train on wheels, has included destinations in Kerala in its itinerary.

Kumarakom and Kochi have found a place in the ‘Jewels of South’ six nights/seven days itinerary in the new avatar of the Golden Chariot. Kerala Tourism has offered properties in Guruvayur, Munnar, Thekkady, and Wayanad, which will come in handy for the IRCTC.

This will be the first trip of the luxury train to Kerala after the IRCTC, the travel, tourism and hospitality arm of the Ministry of Railways, took over marketing and operations in January 2020. The other two thematic tours — ‘Pride of Karnataka’ and ‘Glimpses of Karnataka’ do not touch Kerala.

Newly upholstered furniture, elegant drapery, smart TVs for wholesome entertainment, renovated rooms and bathrooms, exquisite range of linen, and crockery and cutlery of international brand await guests. CCTV cameras and fire alarm have been added for ensuring more safety.

Experienced chefs have created new menus for foreign and domestic guests. In addition to spa therapies on board, fitness enthusiasts can look towards modern workout machines.

Source
The Hindu
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