Move over destination weddings - the Wedding on Wheels is here! Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of Indian Railways, has introduced a service that offers the ability to hold weddings aboard luxury trains.
Move over destination weddings – Wedding on Wheels is here! Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of Indian Railways, has introduced a service that offers the ability to hold weddings aboard luxury trains.
As couples all over the world and especially in lavish wedding-obsessed India look for unique locations where they can take their marriage vows, IRCTC has jumped on to the bandwagon in order to add to the revenues of Indian Railways.
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It will offer wedding experiences with five star facilities, decor and food aboard luxury or semi-luxury trains, while chugging around the Indian countryside.
IRCTC operates one of the most luxurious train in the world – the Maharaja Express, which offers an 8 day tour covering the palaces and forts of Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Balasinor.
But Indian Railways and several state tourism boards also run other luxury trains – such as Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, Golden Chariot, and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels – which will also be available to host weddings.
Couples and wedding planners will be able to customise different wedding packages on offer from IRCTC. They can choose luxury or semi-luxury coaches, travel circuits, food, number of guests, and decoration. Spas and saunas too will be available for the real luxury-seekers. Cost will depend on the facilities used.
“It’s similar to offering everything one could expect during a wedding held in a hotel, resort or farmhouse. There will be the best of everything, managed by experts to make it one of the most memorable events for the bride, groom and their families,” a Railways official told New Indian Express. “We are finalising the finer details and will launch these packages on demand. We are hoping it’s a huge success,” the official added.
IRCTC hopes to attract NRIs, foreigners and other couples looking for the quintessential Indian wedding experience to come aboard its Wedding on Wheels journey.
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