India’s top luxury train, Golden Chariot announces to host luxury weddings. The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) addresses the growing demand for destination weddings offering Karnataka’s plush train coach, Golden Chariot to host destination weddings. The luxuriously appointed coach has already hosted weekend getaways and corporate outings and is now working on introducing wedding and honeymoon packages.
An official said, this is the first time that a luxury train will host a destination wedding. Many people around the world are keen on making their wedding a small affair at an exotic place, therefore this is the perfect opportunity to capture the growing demand for destination weddings. These initiatives by KSTDC hopes to further business and profits of the Golden Chariot. It is also talking to the railways to fix the haulage, and the fee to be paid only for use of the tracks.
The plans to host the destination wedding also include other details. Once a party books the train for wedding, KSTDC will arrange for decorations, hire transport from the railway station to the wedding hall, and even book priests. The organisers will also take care of pre-wedding rituals such as sangeet, mehendi and reception. Decorations and cuisine can be customised according to one’s requirements. The train plans to offer a variety of national and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests and family will be ferried around in luxury AC buses, while the couple are driven around in posh cars. If the package covers it, the couple will also be sent off on a honeymoon. Two additional days will be available if they choose to stay at a KSTDC hotel.
Karnataka State Tourism Minister Priyank Kharge, said, “If the wedding is solemnised on the Golden Chariot, the number of guests cannot exceed 86 people, but outside, no restrictions apply. The rates for a package are expected to be between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh. If all goes well, the packages will be on offer within a month.”