Palanquins were a popular means of travel for royal and noble ladies up to the second quarter of the 20th Century before automobiles became relevant in India. The luxury transport for ancient Indians was also afforded to men on special occasions. The palanquins were used for traveling both short and long distances providing an efficient means of transportation especially over rough terrain. In today’s modern day of sedans and suv’s a unique tradition is followed by the people of kasauli. On their wedding day both bride and the groom are carried in a palanquin. Beautifully draped palanquin in a red silky cloth with embroidery covered from all sides is for the bride . The grooms palanquin is open from all four sides and the roof is covered .It is carried by the village men as a mark of respect and importance.