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Rajasthan launches packages to host weddings in its luxurious trains

Travel News Digest
Sept. 25, 2016, 10:24 a.m.

Rajasthan, a much desired destination for elite weddings, is renting out its iconic trains for the purpose.

Aiming to make the state one of the best wedding destinations in the world, Rajasthan Tourism has also come up with new wedding packages in two of its luxury locomotives, ‘‘Palace on Wheels’ (POW) and ‘Royal Rajasthan on Wheels’ (RROW). One can now charter the entire POW for $370,000 for seven nights and eight days. The charges for RROW are yet to be decided.

With this new initiative, the tourism department is eyeing international tourists.

“Rajasthan’s luxury trains, POW and RROW are both popular and well known tourism products of Rajasthan. We are hard selling them from the coming season through special packages including that for weddings. The new incentive package has also been well received by tour operators and travel agents,” said Ashutosh A T Pedenekar, Director of Tourism.

Bookings for POW, that departs from New Delhi and terminates at Jaisalmer, have already started.

“We are getting a good response from the market and numerous enquiries regarding the same. This will be a unique experience for the guests attending the wedding,” added   Khalid Khan, President, Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators.

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