India Update Issue 65 | Feb 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

There is no place like India in the world, where strangers become family with just one smile, where the experiences will pique all of your senses, a truly Vibrant, mesmerizing and completely absorbing land of surprises.

Our this week’s edition is packed with some more unique facets of the country – travel from the colourful religious pilgrim city of Pushkar in Rajasthan to another equally enthralling city of Lucknow, that will be a treat for your taste buds and eyes both. Experience the meaning of luxury at the Oberoi Udaivilas Palace in Udaipur, overlooking the picturesque Lake Pichola and City Palace. Also learn about the religious festival of Maha Shivratri ; the unique architecture of 17th century Panchakki in Aurangabad that displays the scientific thought process put in medieval Indian architecture, the red lentil curry, Guru Nanak Dev ji – founder of Sikhism and much more.

Hope this issue will fascinate you with some more exclusivity that India offers. We look forward to know your views about our India Updates, so do keep writing to us.

Have an incredible week!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Pushkar, Rajasthan
PUSHKAR- the 'Pilgrim City' is a picturesque town 14 kms from Ajmer. Known for its temples and lake, the Nag Pahar » MORE
PRODUCT UPDATE
India set to see boost from British tourists
India is expected to see an increase in British visitors this year. The sub-continent jumped unexpectedly into the top ten list of the most
 
 
popular destinations that were searched for on Tuesday 10th January 2012 - the busiest day of the year for visits to the Skyscanner UK travel site. Almost 600,000 visits were recorded » MORE
HOTEL UPDATE
Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Udaipur - The land of legendary kings and exquisite palaces. Where regal pageantry ruled and many historic chapters were written.
 
 
Overlooking the picturesque Lake Pichola and City Palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas is designed as a traditional palace with decorative fountains and pavilions. » MORE
AVIATION UPDATE
Nepal’s Domestic Airlines increase airfares
With the recent price hike in petroleum products all domestic airlines in Nepal have revised their fuel surcharge with immediate effect. The
 
 
additional hike in fuel surcharge is in the range of USD 1 to 3 depending on the length of the route. Various domestic airlines connect the capital Kathmandu with major tourists » MORE
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Maha Shivratri – 20 Feb, 2012
Maha Shivaratri Festival or the ‘The Night of Shiva’ is a Hindu religious festival celebrated with devotion and religious fervor in honor of Lord
 
 
Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity. Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds to the month of February » MORE
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Panchakki, Aurangabad
Panchakki, also known as the water mill, takes its name from the mill which used to grind grain for the pilgrims. This monument located in
 
 
Aurangabad, Maharashtra state, displays the scientific thought process put in medieval Indian architecture. It was designed to generate energy via water brought down form a spring » MORE
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Guru Nanak was the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus (religious teachers) was born » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Red Lentil Curry (Indian Dal)
Dal (also spelled Dahl or Daal) is a preparation of pulses (dried lentils, peas or beans) » MORE
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback is Important
From: RICH STORTON, UK
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
 
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