India Update Issue 70 | Mar 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

Don’t judge it by the pictures you see or the books you read, judge this land by the way it makes you feel, and we are to assure that there will be nothing that leaves your more mesmerised.

The sand dunes of the Thar Desert, the dense tiger reserves of Madhya Pradesh or the rugged beauties of the hills that cross terrains no other modern vehicles can today, these are experiences you can only feel in this incredible land. More such incredible facts and fictions await in this land to be explored, get a glimpse of these through our weekly newsletters.

Also read in this edition about the interesting festival of Mewar in Udaipur, the colourful and magnetic Indian peafowl (peacock) and the recipe of scrumptious wontons from Sikkim, a small hidden paradise located in the north-east of India.

Hope you enjoy reading this letter, as much as we did putting it together for you. Do keep in writing it us, we love to hear from you.

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Karnataka government to set up wine park in Bijapur district
The Karnataka government has now firmed up its plans to set up a dedicated » MORE

India receives 6.77 lakh foreigners in February 2012
Continuing the growth trend, India campaign attracted 6.77 lakh foreign tourists » MORE

Indian Army organises snow festival in Pahalgam to boost tourism
Keen to promote tourism in the resort town of Pahalgam, the Indian Army's 3 Rashtriya Rifles » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The name Jaisalmer evokes utter magic and vibrancy of the desert. It’s straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. » MORE
PRODUCT UPDATE
Rugged Beauties of Darjeeling Hills
Land Rovers, one of the vestiges of British legacy in the hills, are still surviving the modern Indian four wheels drives in this rugged region. Only 35
 
 
Land Rovers from the 1954,’55 and ’56-make ply in the hills, but even to this day, these are the only vehicles that can negotiate the four-hour rough terrain to reach Sandakphu. » MORE
HOTEL UPDATE
Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Blending French elegance with Indian culture, Sofitel Luxury Hotels announces the opening of its first hotel in India, Sofitel Mumbai BKC. The
 
 
landmark hotel is located in the heart of Mumbai's business district within the Bandra Kurla Complex, serving as a new luxurious haven for business and leisure travelers alike. » MORE
AVIATION UPDATE
Air India woos Foreign tourists with Incredible India Pass
Fly with Air India from abroad and then take two domestic flights for $ 200 or up to nine flights for $920. The Maharaja is going all out to woo more
 
 

passengers on its domestic flights through its “Visit Incredible India Pass” scheme. The scheme is being marketed only in the overseas market and allows a passenger flying with Air India » MORE
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Mewar Festival, Udaipur 25-27 March’2012
An exhilarating welcome to spring, this festival is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music and firework
 
 
displays. It is celebrated in the romantic city of Udaipur during the Gangaur Festival. A procession of colourfully attired women carrying the images of the goddess Gauri » MORE
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Rock Edicts of Ashoka, Dhauli (Bhubaneshwar)
The rock outcropping on Dhauli hill at the bank of the river Daya, is a little away from the main road as one drives 8 km south of Bhubaneswar. It is
 
 
the site of a set of rock edicts left by the Indian emperor Ashoka in about 260 BC. The edicts, consisting of two special edicts not found elsewhere, are essentially public injunctions » MORE
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Indian Peafowl (Peacock)
Commonly seen in many parts of Indian countryside and the sight is a delight to the tourists. The Indian Peafowl » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Steamed Momos (Wontons)
Steamed Momos from the East Indian state of Sikkim are delicious and easy » MORE
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback is Important
From: George Wendt - OARS
Hello Lokesh:
I want to express my sincere thanks and to
 
 
acknowledge my deep appreciation to you and PureQuest for the phenomenal FAM trip that we experienced the last two weeks. The smooth functioning of the trip exceeded my expectations » MORE
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
HOMAGE to (Late) Sh Ghulam Naqshband: Second Death Anniversary
The Man: Mr Ghulam Naqshband was a pioneer of the tourism industry. He believed in the concept of one world. A hard task master, he enforced
 
 

excellence on himself before ensuring it on his colleagues. At the same time, he was also deeply compassionate and caring towards all. Born in 1924, he passed away on 05 Mar 2010 » 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
 
November 2011
Jaipur, India
The 10th SAARC Golf Championship... » MORE
 
 
 
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