India Update Issue 63 | Jan 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

Look beyond the Himalayan peaks, look beyond the Goan beaches, look beyond Rajasthan’s royal lifestyle or look beyond the backwaters of Kerala, look as far as you can but there is one thing you are always bound to find in India – an Indian with folded hands and a smile to welcome and say “Atithi Devo Bhava”.

Peak into the delightful insights of this India update, featuring a quaint hill station Kurseong rooted in Tibetan Buddhism in Darjeeling , the picturesque Agatti island of Lakshadweep packed with aqua activities yet offering a quaint holiday away from metros, the amusing Cattle fair of Nagaur in Rajasthan and read about the Great Indian Emperor and warrior Ashoka. This India Update is packed with many more insights to tempt you to know more about India, so start exploring.

Do keep writing to us as we love to hear from you.

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Centre to extend Visa-on-Arrival facility to Goa, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru airports
The Indian administration has decided to extend the Visa-on-Arrival facility to the Goa » MORE

Kochi’s Puthuvypeen Beach to get beach buggies soon
The Kochi District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) is all set to introduce beach buggies » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Kurseong (Darjeeling District)
Kurseong is a hill station and a small town situated in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Located at an altitude of 1458 metres » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Agatti Island, Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep, formerly known as the Laccadive Islands, is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea, tucked away along the Malabar » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
India, World’s Leading Destination in 2011
World Travel Awards (WTA) capped its year-long search for the world’s most successful travel and tourism brands with its glittering Grand Final Gala
 
 
Ceremony in Doha, Qatar on 11 January 2012. Organisations including American Express, Starwood Hotels, Lufthansa, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Europcar and Incredible India » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram
Spread over 44 acres of tropical land and situated on the East Coast Road of the Bay of Bengal, the Radisson Blu Temple Bay Mamallapuram Resort
 
 

is less than two kilometres from some of South India's most impressive attractions and ancient sites, including Arjuna's Penance, Krishna Mandapam and the Shore Temple. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Jet Airways to merge two low-cost carriers
Jet Airways, the largest domestic airline, will merge its no-frills brands Jet Lite and Jet Konnect and operate under the brand name of the latter.
 
 
The move to arrest losses and compete with other low-cost airlines had been in the management's mind for some time, but the decision has been taken now. » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Nagaur Cattle Fair, Nagaur Rajasthan
This eight-day fair held every year during the month of January - February, is popularly known as the cattle fair and is the second largest in
 
 
Rajasthan. Nagaur Town is the most picturesque of Rajput townships. The town becomes a sea of animals, trading over 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses every year. » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Kumbalgarh Fort, Rajasthan
Kumbalgarh Fort is one of the most impressive forts in Rajasthan. Located 84 kms north of Udaipur in the wilderness, Kumbhalgarh is the
 
 
second most important citadel after Chittaurgarh in the Mewar region. Cradled in the Aravali Ranges the fort was built in the 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Emperor Ashoka
Ashoka Maurya or Ashoka, popularly known as Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Kerala Fish Curry
Kerala Fish curry is a popular dish all through Kerala and is also a staple meal of the coastal belt of Kerala. » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
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Feedback from Switzerland:
All the services were ‘A’ class. We would like to recommend everybody Mr B Singh, as a very good
 
 
guide with a big knowledge of culture and landscape.
Thank you for everything
Mr Alfred Vacano & Mrs Gertrud Vacano » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Kite Flying with the Special Children
The people of Rajasthan celebrate Makar Sankranti (change of the sun’s path from winter to summer solstice) with prayers, fasting, flying of
 
 
kites during day and bursting crackers in the evening. Shaping Lives decided to infuse its own joy by getting children from our NGOs at DISHA and I-India for a day of winter fun » 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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