India Update Issue 61 | Jan 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

The breathtaking Himalayan views of Pelling in Sikkim, the rustic busy alleys of Chowk in Bhopal, the adventure of Self drive tours on the Indian roads, and a magnificent cultural display of the Camel festival at Bikaner, these are some of the few highlights of this edition of India Update.

Do take an insight of the Interesting facts about Incredible India featuring two specialties from the India fare, one is a stimulating thin soup from the exquisite southern cuisine and the other is a very interesting after meal nibbler famous in northern India, made mainly of Betel leaf and various other ingredients that makes it a great freshener.

India Update is our endeavour to bring you close to everything that is spectacular, mesmerizing, hypnotic, colorful, ethereal, unpredictable, vibrant, or should we just call it incredibly… Indian.

Have a great week ahead!

Most warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Visa-on-arrival facility planned at airports in Kerala
The Kerala state government is pressing the Centre to grant Visa-on-arrival facility » MORE

Kashmir Valley witnesses record 10 Lakh tourists in 2011
The year 2011 gave Jammu and Kashmir more than a million reasons to reclaim pride » MORE

Indian Railways to launch own online ticketing services
The plan by the Railways to launch its own ticketing services is already in the trial stages » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Pelling, Sikkim
Pelling is a small town in West Sikkim nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m (7,200 feet). The mighty Himalayas and the Kanchenjunga » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Bazaars of India - The Chowk, Bhopal
Every old city in India has a chowk, an area intersected by lanes and streets that originally was planned as warehouse » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
More Foreign Visitors Now Choose to Drive in India
The popularity of India as a driving destination seems to be on the rise, with car rental firms citing a 60 per cent rise in foreign tourist arrivals
 
 

with self-drive packages in 2011. Avis, one such agency with a self-drive car fleet in India, says that the segment has doubled to around 10,000 bookings this year. » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Hotel Tibet International, Kathmandu
Hotel Tibet International is strategically located close to Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is a Tibetan concept
 
 
boutique hotel that offers unparallel Tibetan hospitality in international standard environment. Hotel is a mere 5 km from the airport and 7 km from downtown. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
New terminals at Chennai likely by June next year
The transformation of the Chennai airport has been delayed by more than two years. The cost of the project has escalated by 15% from `1,808
 
 

crore to `2,105 crore. But the wait till June 2012, when the new domestic and international terminals are expected to be up and ready, and the additional expenditure may be worth it. » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Camel Festival, Bikaner
A lively and colorful event, the Camel Festival is an art and culture extravaganza held in Bikaner every year. It will be celebrated from 18th to 19th
 
 
January 2012. January is just the right month for a desert spree, and Bikaner just the right place to see the ships of the desert. In the camel country- Bikaner » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Museum, Nalanda (Bihar)
Nalanda was a Buddhist ancient center of higher learning from the fifth or sixth century CE to 1197 CE. It has been called "one of the first great
 
 
universities in recorded history". Nalanda is located in the state of Bihar about 80 km from the state capital Patna and 210 km from Varanasi. The Nalanda museum established in 1917 » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Paan (Betel leaf) Chewing
The tradition of chewing betel leaf or paan as it is commonly known in Hindi is age-old and deeply rooted in India and Pakistan. » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Kerala Tomato Rasam (thin tomato soup)
Rasam is a popular starter dish in Kerala and other South India states. » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback is Important
Feedback from European Charter:
All the tour went very smoothly and all the services were made with an outstanding deal.
 
 
The hotels were nice, excellent guides, and bus drivers (the coach as well) and the personnel of the agency. The clients were very satisfied with the overall organization of the tour » 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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