Indian Railways plans wedding on wheels


In order to take wedding experience to the next level, World’s 4th largest railway network, Indian Railways has launched weeding service on wheels.

The new service offered by India Railways ticketing service Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been launched on its expensive train service, Maharaja Express costing close to $1 million.

The new service will start as soon we receive the first booking which will cost close to $1 million that includes an entire package for 88 people on board for a full week package.

Indian Railways has been running the super rich service travelling from Mumbai to Delhi, but the response has been going down, to maintain the service we are looking out of the box service, an IRCTC official said.

Speaking to Irailnews.com, IRCTC official said that this service will provide a new space to super rich Indians or any foreigners who want to marry in India and make it memorable.

The train will travel Mumbai through Ajanta, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore and Agra and finally reaching the final destination, Delhi.

Maharaja Express comes with 24 coaches fitted with 43 guest cabins – 20 deluxe, 18 junior suites, four suites and one presidential suite.

The minimum fair in the train for a weeklong tour starts from $7000 and can go up to $24,000 per person depending upon the package they book.

Apart from this, the luxury train under the Indian Panorama tour package starts and ends in Delhi, taking passengers through Jaipur, Agra, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Lucknow.

To promote this package, IRCTC is also planning to rope in corporate and film actors to shoot their film and even plan wedding in trains.

Maharaja Express has state-of-the-art features with in-room temperature control, on-board water filtration plant, spacious cabin sizes, two bar-cum-lounges, two restaurants and an on-board team to serve the guests.

IRCTC currently runs on five routes with choices of 7 Nights/8 Days and 3 Nights/4 Days itineraries.

The ticketing service has recently signed with Amex Cards offering special privileges to its cardholders in an attempt to promote the train in the niche market.

Indian nationals booking the Maharajas’ Express directly on the train’s official website www.the-maharajas.com using an Amex Centurion or platinum credit card will be allowed one pre-or post-night hotel stay either in Delhi or Mumbai, depending upon the journey they choose.