India Update Issue 64 | Jan 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
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Introducing to you this edition, a destination that allows you to stay, learn, explore and relax all at the same time, the Mandawa region of Rajasthan, read about it in Destination Spotlight this week. India is the mother of Yoga, come and be a part of this ancient art under the mother’s lap at the hub of all spiritual activities in Rishikesh, celebrating the International Yoga week in March. Also read about the fascination Mysore Palace, the quaint Vaamika island resort of Kumarakom, Jaisalmer Desert Festival that will mesmerize you with its cultural activities and other interesting facts and recipe packed for you in this edition.

Hope you enjoy this India Update, as much as we did putting it together for you.

Most warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Ellora - Ajanta Festival Aurangabad to be held from January 26-29, 2012
Ellora – Ajanta Festival Aurangabad, organised by the Ellora – Ajanta Festival Committee » MORE

Tourism Ministry planning seven religious tourism circuits across India
The Union Ministry of Tourism is planning to develop seven religious tourism circuits » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Mandawa, Rajasthan
Mandawa is a small town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan and part of Shekhawati region. Mandawa is known » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
International Yoga Festival,
Rishikesh 1-7 March 2012
The annual International Yoga Festival is organized jointly by Uttarakhand Tourism and Parmarth Niketan Ashram » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Mysore Palace – World’s 31 must-see places
If Madame Tussauds in London attracts the maximum number of tourists from across the world, the majestic Mysore Palace ranks a close
 
 
second in the list of the most-visited places on the globe. In yet another affirmation of its drawing power, the New York Times recently listed it as one of the 31 must-see places » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Vaamika Island Resort, Kumarakom
The Vaamika Island hotel is situated in a tropical, remote island to enjoy tranquility and peace, plenty of space, luxuriant nature and much more.
 
 
Original, richly decorated wooden Kerala houses, traditional and refined cuisine and an exclusive collection of South Indian art objects make your stay a unique a unique experience. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Buddha Air to launch Kathamandu - Varanasi Flight
Nepal based private Airline Buddha Air will start flight operation between Kathmandu - Varanasi with effect from 01st March’ 2012. The flight
 
 

schedule will be » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Jaisalmer Desert Festival 5- 7 Feb’ 2012
This exuberant Festival of Jaisalmer is held in January end or February every year in the sand dunes of Sam, 42 K.M. from Jaisalmer. The
 
 
celebration continues for three days. These three days of festival glorifies the rich culture of the region. The desert festival in Jaisalmer was started with an aim to attract foreign tourists » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Mahaparinirvana Temple, Kushinagar
Kushinagar in the state of Uttar Pradesh is an important Buddhist Pilgrimage centre. The two places most frequently visited in Kushinagar are
 
 
the Mahaparinirvana Stupa, which is built on the place of Buddha's Mahaparinirvana (Great Nirvana or passing away), and the place of his cremation, which is 1.6 km away. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Delhi Durbar
The Delhi Durbar, meaning "Court of Delhi", was a mass assembly at Coronation Park, Delhi, India, to mark the coronation » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Mughlai Chaap Masala (Spicy Lamb Chops)
The Mughlai Cuisine comes from the kitchens of the ancient Indian aristocracy » MORE
 
 
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Namaskar! We're back in the (very cold) UK now, but I wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and
 
 
everybody who looked after us during our recent trip. We had an amazing time and truly fell in love with India. The tour itinerary was perfect and we were impressed » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Heritage Tour at Jaipur
NGO Umang and Akshar Society
Close on the heels of its ‘kite flying event’, Shaping Lives organised a heritage sight seeing for wards of our NGOs UMANG and Akshar
 
 

Society, with a visit to Amber Fort. Approximately 60 children and escorts were bundled into jeeps at the Fort base immediately on arrival in their buses on a lovely wintry morning. » 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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