India Update Issue 71 | Mar 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

Match it’s rhythms to your heart, its colours to your mind, and find a travel experience that is yours alone. India is a land like no other, friendly, warm, welcoming ... and uniquely your own. Come, seek and be discovered.

Introducing to you in this edition some of the lesser known destinations, a historical town ‘Yuksom’ situated in the quaint hills of Sikkim; the most busiest street of Hyderabad ‘Laad Bazaar’ where shoppers literally throng until they drop; and ‘Parambikulam National Park’ one of the most protected ecological areas nestled between two southern states of India. Do read about the famous festival this week ‘Gangaur festival’ and an old Indian musical instrument ‘Shehnai’.

Happy Reading. Have an incredible week ahead!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Yuksom, Sikkim
Yuksom is a historical town in West Sikkim district in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. It was the first capital of Sikkim » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Laad Bazaar, Hyderabad
Shimmer, shine, sparkle and plenty of their synonyms find a place on this narrow street adjacent to the Charminar, Hyderabad’s » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Parambikulam National Park
Tucked away in the valley between the Anamalai ranges of Tamil Nadu and the Nelliampathy ranges of Kerala on the majestic Western Ghats
 
 
is the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. This virgin valley that is the pride of Palakkad district is a glorious tribute to untouched nature. The reservoir harbours several varieties of aquatic fauna » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Marari Beach Resort, Mararikulam, Kerala
For millennia, the fisher folk of Mararikulam have lived in accord with the land and the ocean. It is this harmonious way of life that served as
 
 
inspiration for Marari Beach Resort. From the palm thatch roofs to their rigorous eco-practices, to even the little taps outside your hut, you'll find constant echoes of Malabar's coastal cultures » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Airfare revision on Domestic flights in Nepal
Due to hike in fuel prices all Domestic airlines in Nepal have revised their airfares with effect from 01st March 2012. There was an airfare increase
 
 
in early February also which was promptly published in our newsletter. » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Gangaur Festival, Rajasthan 25-26 March 2012
Gangaur is one of the most important local festivals in Rajasthan. In some form or the other it is celebrated all over Rajasthan. “gan” is a
 
 
synonym for Lord Shiva and “gauri” or “gaur” stands for Goddess Parvati, the heavenly consort of Lord Shiva. Gangaur celebrates the union of the two and is a symbol of conjugal » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Bhau Daji Lad museum, Mumbai
Be it monochrome images of Mumbai or silver accessories from the 19th Century this museum is an ode to the industrial age. The imposing
 
 
statue of Prince Albert in the lobby reminds one of the histories of this museum. Set up in 1872 as the Victoria and Albert Museum (renamed in 1975), the museum remained dilapidated » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Shehnai the musical Instrument
Shehnai is a North Indian double-reed instrument. It is actually a quadruple-reed instrument. This is because it has two.. » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Potatoes in Yoghurt (Aloo Raita)
Potato in Yoghurt is a popular accompaniment with Indian meal. » MORE
 
 
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Holi festival with Deepalaya’s Special Children
Holi, the festival of colors in India, coincides with spring and enhances the general madness that overtakes one and all in this very special time of
 
 
love and life at their best. The children go crazy especially and run riot with every possible color in their hands to literally maul their friends and foes alike in ecstatic frenzy. » MORE
 
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