India Update Issue 67 | Feb 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

It’s apparent as soon as you land in India, the country will amaze and surprise you while you travel through its various colours. It’s not about expectations on what this land would offer, but witnessing and immersing in the culture and vibrance it showcases at your every step.

This edition promises to behold you since it features some incredible cities, festivals and facts of Indian sub-continent. Know more about the city of Nawabs – Lucknow; hub of music, food and counterculture of Nepal – Thamel; the popular Maha Kumbh Mela of Allahabad and the royal Laxmi Niwas Palace of Bikaner. Also on showcase is the ongoing Surajkund Crafts mela in the outskirts of Delhi, the historic Nahargarh fort of Jaipur; Sindoor, the symbol of Hindu Married women; and the delectable recipe of Stuffed capsicum.

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
JUST IN

India records 72% growth in tourists availing of Visa on Arrival in Jan 2012
During the month of January 2012, a total of 1,359 Visa on Arrivals (VoAs) were issued » MORE

Della Adventure to expand its footprint to four cities in India
Della Adventure, an adventure park in Lonavala by Della Tecnica Group, plans to expand » MORE

Sikkim Tourism unveils new eco-tourism policy; to develop ten villages as model villages
Sikkim Tourism with the help of the newly constituted Eco-Tourism Directorate of Sikkim » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Lucknow
Lucknow is a picturesque city, set along the river Gomti, with minarets and domes rising over great monuments in its different parts. » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Thamel, Kathmandu
With the colourful history shaded by the prism of the “Flower generation”, Kathmandu’s Thamel neighbourhood has evolved » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Maha Kumbh Mela, Allahabad 2013
Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage. It occurs four times every twelve years and rotates among four locations: Allahabad (Prayag) at the
 
 
confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, Haridwar along the Ganga river, Ujjain along the Kshipra river and Nashik along the Godavari river. » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner
The Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner is a magnificent red sandstone edifice designed by Sir Swinton Jacob in the Anglo-Scenic style. This
 
 
stately building, great & grand, is built around a central courtyard and is intricately carved from the skirting up to the highest dome. The stone 'jali' work (lattice) is awesome » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
IndiGo launches eight new flights
The Delhi based low cost airline IndiGo has launched eight new flights within the country starting February 1 and 10, the airline said in a
 
 
media release on Tuesday. The new flights will add flights to IndiGo's network from the fast growing cities of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru (Bangalore) and Lucknow to Delhi. » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Surajkund Craft Mela, 1-15 Feb’ 2012
The Surajkund Crafts Mela is held every year in February at Surajkund on the outskirts of Delhi. This delightful handloom and handicrafts fair is
 
 
planned every year to promote the traditional Indian Handicrafts in rural ambience at Surajkund in the vicinity of New Delhi. The fair was first time organized in 1981 » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
Nahargarh Fort is located on the rugged ridge of Aravali Hills and it forms an impressive northern backdrop of Jaipur. It looks most classy when
 
 
floodlit at night. The fort overlooks the city and presents a glittering view of the city lights. It was built in 1734 and extended in 1868. Nahargarh meaning abode of the tigers » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Sindoor
Sindoor is a traditional red or orange-red coloured cosmetic powder from the Indian subcontinent, usually worn by married » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Stuffed Capsicum
Stuffed Capsicum (Green Bell Pepper) is a popular Indian dish and is prepared when parties are hosted at homes. » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback is Important
Feedback from Switzerland:
Very good organization, perfect timings, excellent driver and friendly people. The driver Mr Rashith
 
 
was very friendly, very good knowledge of English language and was very informative. We enjoyed it very much and will come again to India. Thanks a lot!! » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Events Facilitated By Shaping Lives
The weeks gone bye have seen Shaping Lives leave silent but significant signatures in numerous events. India’s Republic day on 26th
 
 
Jan saw more art. This time the event was organized by the premium Select Citywalk shopping complex with disabled artists from FOD. NGO FOD is very close to us » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Taj Mahal Trophy-International Amateur Golf Championship...
 
We are the Official Event Partners for Inter Pacific Bar Association’s 22nd Annual Conference in New Delhi. ...>>MORE » MORE
 
November 2011
Jaipur, India
The 10th SAARC Golf Championship... » MORE
 
 
 
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