India Update Issue 66 | Feb 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

Away from the mundane life, the time spent at some places, on some occasions has the capacity to change your life for better. India, as a nation, has that caliber to touch your lives meaningfully and galvanize it forever. As the country is rich in every aspect, there’s everything for everyone. And this is what makes it serve you better.

Few more incredible offerings of India are featured in this edition. Pamper your shopping senses at the Guru ka Bazaar in Amritsar, capture the beauty and essence of Bhopal, also known as the city of lakes or go wild in the colours and enigma of the Goa Carnival. Also on showcase is the masterpiece of Indian architecture – the Jantar Mantar in Delhi; The Gateway hotel at Rawalkot overlooking the stunning view of Jaisalmer and the traditional classical musical instrument Tabla. Also make and savour the delectable Goan fish curry in our featured recipe.

There is more for you to know about India in our India Updates. If you would like to know about anything specific or share your experience, do write in to us and we will feature it for you.

Most warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

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

Tourism Ministry to set-up 16 new representative offices in emerging overseas markets
In a bid to meet its target of attracting one per cent of the total international tourist arrivals » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Bhopal
Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh combines scenic beauty, historicity and modern urban planning. » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Guru Ka Bazaar, Amritsar
Guru di nagri vich, chizaan ne khari’……‘In Guru’s town, the items are pure’ was the sing song sales talk of an ageing Sikh » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Visa-on- Arrival facilities to be extended
Extending Visa-on-Arrival facilities to more countries and increasing VoA (Visa-on-Arrival) facilities at four more international airports was
 
 
one of the major decisions taken in a recent meeting presided over by the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and attended by Secretaries of the concerned ministries » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
The Gateway Hotel Rawalkot, Jaisalmer
Rising out of the rocks to overlook the town of Jaisalmer, The Gateway Hotel Rawalkot is the perfect combination of modern comfort and
 
 
medieval charm. Guests can enjoy views of the 12th century Jaisalmer Fort and appreciate how the scenery changed from sunrise to sunset. Hotel offers 31 well-appointed rooms » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Ventura Airconnect Launches Intrastate GA Flights in India
Ventura Airconnect has launched the first intrastate, non-scheduled airline in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It operates twice
 
 

daily flights between different city pairs within the state. From its bases at Bhopal and Indore, the airline connects Jabalpur, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Agra, Satna, Rewa » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Goa Carnival, 18-21 February 2012
February heralds the carnival at Goa. For three days and nights the streets come alive with color. Held in mid February the week long event is a
 
 
time for lively processions, floats, the strumming of guitars, graceful dances and of non-stop festivity. One of the more famous of the Indian Carnivals the Goa Festival » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Jantar Mantar, Delhi
The Jantar Mantar, an observatory consisting of masonry built astronomical instruments lies on the Parliament Street, south of Connaught Circus
 
 
in New Delhi. These instruments were erected by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur (1699 – 1743 AD), who was keenly interested in astronomical observations and studied all systems » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Tabla Musical Instrument
The Tabla is a popular Indian percussion instrument (of the membranophone family), similar to bongos » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Goan Fish Curry
Goa is not only famous for its beaches but also for its food. Goan Fish Curry is the staple food of Goa along with rice » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback is Important
Feedback from Switzerland
It was a wonderful trip to Kerala. Very nice hotels and services. My friend met with an accident in
 
 
Kovalam. The representative Hare Krishna was very helpful. Thank you for all. Many Greetings from Switzerland
M Gromer & R Doerr » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Miscellaneous Impressions
On ‘The Earth Saviours’ Foundation’, one of our empanelled NGOs at Delhi which looks after the abandoned senior citizens requested Shaping
 
 
Lives to install one solar lighting as the frequent power cuts and lack of illumination outside their shelter, were a source of anxiety to the elderly, and also unsafe as far their caretakers » 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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