India Update Issue 72 | Mar 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

Summers have knocked the Indian doors, yet there is still a chill in the air that’s keeping us smiling of the pleasant weather around.

With the augment of summers comes new clothings to wear, new festivals to celebrate, new flowers to smell and a whole lot of things you’ll find in this newsletter. Read about the eloquent Houseboats of Kashmir, the arid land of Kutch that attracts people for its unusual terrain and wildlife, the fasting festival of Ram Navami, and a the recipe of a relishing Indian desert that can be enjoyed through the year, served hot or cold as you would prefer it.

Happy Reading. Have an incredible week ahead!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Manging Director
JUST IN

India-Zimbabwe Travel Council established in India
Zimbabwe Tourism appoints Blue Square Consultants as Indian representative » MORE

IRCTC to set up tourist train from Madurai to Agra
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) would operate Bharat Darshan » MORE

Bihar Tourism to set up Ramayan, Sufi Tourism Circuits
In a bid to enhance its share of domestic tourist traffic in the country, the Bihar State Tourism » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Varanasi (Benares)
Believed to be at least 3000 years old, Varanasi is regarded as a holy city by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
The Great Rann of Kutch, also called Greater Rann of Kutch or just Rann of Kutch), is a seasonal salt marsh located » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Kashmir Houseboats
The Houseboats in Srinagar, Kashmir are usually stationary unlike their counterparts in Kerala. They are usually moored at the edges of the two
 
 
lakes of Srinagar the Dal and Nageen. Some of the houseboats here were built in the early 1900s, and are still being rented out to tourists. These houseboats are made of wood... » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Fisherman Cove, Covelong (Chennai)
Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, Covelong Chennai, built on the ramparts of an old Dutch fort, is now riding on a fresh new wave. Yet it
 
 
remains the charming beach resort that's almost one with the Bay of Bengal. In the renewed cottages and villas, the nouvelle restaurants, the high energy bar, and the spa where you'll go Ah! » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
A blow to social brand value of Kingfisher Airlines
It's been six months since Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) started making headlines for its financial woes and in this period its social brand value on
 
 

social networking sites has also suffered a blow. While it made an ostentatious entry in Twitter in 2009, the messy state of affairs of the airlines has triggered a surge of negative comments for KFA » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Ram Navmi (Birthday of Lord Rama)- 1st April 2012
The birthday of Lord Rama, the celebrated hero of the famous epic, 'Ramayana', is according to lunar calendar enthusiastically celebrated on the
 
 

ninth day of the waxing moon in the month of Chiatra( March/ April), all over India. Lord Vishnu is worshipped in his human incarnation as Rama, the divine ruler of Ayodhya. » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Durga Temple, Aihole
Aihole temple complex in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India is a very popular tourist spot in north Karnataka. It lies to the east of Pattadakal,
 
 
along the Malaprabha River, while Badami is to the west of both. Durga temple or fortress temple is the best known of the Aihole temples and is very photogenic. It is apsidal in plan, » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Kamandal
Kamandalu or kamandal or kamandalam is an oblong water pot made of a dry gourd (pumpkin) or coconut shell, metal, wood » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Kheer (Rice Pudding)
Kheer is a very popular and traditional Indian sweet dish. The Kheer Recipe described below is very easy to follow. » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
Feedback from Switzerland:
Many thanks to our driver on the roundtrip for an excellent service. Thanks to him for showing us
 
 
so much, explaining how to cook Indian food and bringing us back to airport safely.
Mrs Christina Streb » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Shaping Lives at CSR Live Week - Epicenter, Gurgaon, India
The CSR Live week, held over two days at Gurgaon, India was one of the first of its kind exhibition to showcase the Indian Corporate
 
 

CSR and other NGOs under one roof. The range of stalls varied from those put up by multi-million dollar enterprises to some very grass root level NGOs. Le Passage Travel Foundation » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
TUI- ICE offers exclusive Travel Packages for Rajasthan Royals & Delhi Daredevils » MORE
 
A national level tournament team of the SAARC countries since 1999. Pash India » MORE
 
Shaping Lives is an identity of Le Passage Travel Foundation » MORE
 
 
 
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