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Sunday 17 December 2017

Perry's guests to go on tiger tour?

Katy Perry and Russell Brand are set to marry just outside a tiger sanctuary, according to reports.

An Indian tour operator says comedy star Russell and US pop star Katy will be tying-the-knot this weekend at a luxury resort outside the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Tours manager Mohan Singh said that the couple have hired 13 vehicles to take around 80 guests on tours of the tiger sanctuary in the days after the wedding.

He said his company is one of several involved in organising the six-day celebration, beginning on Saturday with a Hindu wedding ceremony, and that the couple will stay in a luxury tent at the Aman-i-Khas resort, with guests staying at the nearby Vanyavilas and Sher Bagh resorts.

Private security has been stationed at the hotels, which have refused to discuss the event with media.

"This would be a colourful Rajasthan wedding, and both Brand and Perry would be attired in Indian wedding attires," Singh said.

The Ranthambore National Park, one of northern India's largest sanctuaries, is best known for it large tiger population - with 27 now - but is also home to leopards, wild boars, hyenas and sloth bears. The sanctuary, about 80 miles south-east of the pink-painted city of Jaipur, also includes several lakes and a 10th-century fort.

Local police said they had not been informed of the impending nuptials.

"We have no clue about the celebrations. But we would not allow playing of musical instruments and blaring loudspeakers after 10 in the night," Sawaimadhopur district police chief Vishnu Kant said.

Fireworks and other loud noises that might disturb guests or wildlife are also ruled out. "We are bound by the Indian laws," the police chief said.

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