Autorickshaws in Kerala may not have a fair reputation, auto drivers often argue with their riders for high rates and sometimes even drop you in the middle of the road. But they are still the most preferred mode of transport of a common man. 

 


When German native Michael Wenzel came to Kerala for the first time, he was so mesmerised by the three wheeled vehicles that he decided to include them in his marriage party. 

 

 

On Wednesday, 50 auto rickshaws all decked up in flowers and colourful flags transformed into chariots made their way to the wedding venue, where Wenzel was to wed Lakshmi Ravindran.

 

 

The procession was flagged off by U V Jose tourism director from Kovalam to Kowdiar.

 


Wenzel dressed in Indian Sherwani sat in the first auto which hanged the board 'Jab We Met'. The other autos, which had Wenzel's friends and relatives, who came all the way from Germany and United followed the procession.

 


The wedding was organised by Hotel Uday in association with ATTOI (Association of Tourism Trade Organizations) and Kerala tourism to promote Kerala as a place preferred for destination weddings.

 

 

"So far we have conducted 22 weddings this year. Now planning to promote destination weddings on a large scale. We have also organised a live telecast of these events on the official Facebook page of Kerala tourism", said Rajagopal Iyer, CEO, Hotel Uday Samudra.