India Update Issue 59 | Dec 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

It seems as if we are gazing at the mysterious twilight, eagerly waiting to unfold another beautiful day that will welcome us with a bright light and many new colours as we draw close to the end of the year. Celebrations and greetings are in the air like a warm breeze in this chilled weather, hope you all have a have joyous New Year 2012.

In this last edition of 2011 we present to you the land of wisdom where Buddha attained enlightenment, Bodhgaya a small town in the state of Bihar, a shopping spectacle in Srinagar that will definitely tingle your taste buds on the sight of colourful rich veggies that float in the Dal lake at the crack of the dawn to be sold and bought from a floating market and another spectacle that will transport you to a bygone era is the Son-et lumiere at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, it’s like living the heritage as it was in the making.

India Update is filled with many other interesting places and facts about India, read more to open to a land of contradictions, a perfect blend of the old and the new.

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Hampton Hotels opens its first property in India at Vadodara
Hampton Hotels, a brand owned by Hilton Worldwide, recently announced the launch » MORE

Mumbai airport to sport signboards displaying customs rules soon
Eye-catching signboards explaining customs rules will soon welcome all international passengers » MORE

Deoghar to get its own tourist police force soon
The world-famous Shiva Temple in Deoghar attracts nearly 20 lakh tourists every year » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world. It was here under abanyan tree, the Bodhi » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Floating Vegetable Market, Srinagar
Dal Lake in Srinagar where most of the tourists stay on Houseboats is also the hub of activity for Shikara (version of a Gondola) borne » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Son-et lumiere at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
World heritage monument Jantar Mantar is all set to join the league of heritage structures in the state that run the Son et lumiere, aka sound and
 
 
light show. But this one is refreshingly different. On 08th December 2011, chief minister of Rajasthan inugurated the sound and light show at Jantar Mantar and would » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Citrus Retreats, Alleppey
Citrus Retreats Alleppey is located on the banks of the Pallathuruthy River surrounded by lush greenery and paddy. The resort is well connected
 
 
through waterways, rail, road, air and accessible to all the major parts of Kerela which include Cochin & Trivandrum International Airports which are easily reachable from Alleppey. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Druk Air (Bhutan) Summer Schedule 2012
Druk Air has announced the summer schedule for 2012 flight operations. Druk Air has added new destinations of Singapore and Mumbai to
 
 
their schedule. However, the flights will be operations to new destinations subject to clearance from Government and availability of the new aircraft A319. » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
International Kite Festival, Ahmedabad 14 Jan’ 2012
The International Kite festival is one of the most colorful events in Gujarat. The sky is filled with dazzling colorful kites which came from all around
 
 

globe. The International Kite Festival is celebrated along the same day when Makar Sakranti or Uttarayan is celebrated i.e. on 14th January. Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Bundela Chhatris (Cenotaphs), Orchha
Orchha a small village en route Gwalior- Khajuraho was founded in 16th century by the Bundela Rajput rulers. The Bundelas were fierce
 
 
Rajput rulers who occupied the hidden city of Orchha. In fact the word Orchha means "Hidden". The Bundelkhand style of architecture was at its peak during the era » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Rudraksha (Rudra-eyed)
Rudraksha is a large evergreen broad leaved tree whose seed is traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism. » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Tandoori Pomfret
As you know Tandoori Chicken is a very popular Indian dish and a recipe for preparing it has already been published » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback is Important
Feedback from Spain:
It was a truly memorable circuit that could not have been experienced normally!! The whole tour
 
 
was very organised very professional, good fact and action.
No doubt Best in Service
Mr & Mrs Tunku Iskanadar » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Annual Cook-Out Lunch Party
17th December was an eventful and colourful day for everyone at Le Passage to India, when all the teams got together in Christmas spirit to host a
 
 
cook-out lunch for our hospitality partners, as a gesture to thank them for their support throughout the year. This innovative and inviting concept of the Annual Cook-out Lunch Party » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Taj Mahal Trophy-International Amateur Golf Championship... » MORE
 
We are the Official Event Partners for Inter Pacific Bar Association’s 22nd Annual Conference in New Delhi. ...>>MORE
 
November 2011
Jaipur, India
The 10th SAARC Golf Championship... » MORE
 
 
 
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