India Update Issue 73 | Apr 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

With gorgeous flowers blooming and sun shining at its best, we can say summers are back with a bang in India and much awaited summer vacations are the best time to travel freely!

India offers numerous summer destinations to relax and unwind… this editions spotlight is on the colonial beach city of Puducherry (Pondicherry), the colourful bazaar of Imphal in north east India and the wilderness of Chambal Sanctuary near Agra.

What’s more …. Feel at Luxury at the heritage hotel Lalita Mahal Palace in Mysore and immerse in the fields blossoming with crops on the festival of Baisakhi or unhide the history behind the Khandagiri & Udaygiri caves of Orissa. That’s not all, Punjab special juttis (shoes) and roasted Brinjal recipe are there to allure your senses even more.

Hope you would love reading the variety of offerings of this edition. Do write in to us with your views, we love to hear from you.

Have an incredible summer!

Warm Regards
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Goa is India's top beach destination, according to TripAdvisor's 2012 Travellers’ Choice Awards
Travel site TripAdvisor recently announced the winners of its 2012 Travellers’ Choice Awards » MORE

MTDC to conduct Elephanta Festival from March 23-25, 2012
In a bid to promote Maharashtra's art and culture, the Maharashtra Tourism Development » MORE

Himachal Pradesh Tourism to introduce five more luxury coaches
Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, Govt of Himachal Pradesh and Chairman of the » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Puducherry (Pondicherry)
Away from the hustle and bustle of big city, Puducherry is a quiet little town on the southern coast. The unmistakable French » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Bazaars of India - Ima Bazaar, Imphal (North East India)
Two words that buzz in the air here are ‘Ima’ and ‘nupi’. The terms mean ’mother’ » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
The National Chambal Sanctuary - Close to Agra
National Chambal Sanctuary is a 5,400 square kilometer protected area for critically endangered Gharial Crocodiles and the Red-crowned roof
 
 
turtle and the endangered Ganges River Dolphin. Located close to Agra near Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, North India, it was declared in 1979 and constitutes a long narrow tri-state eco-reserve » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Lalitha Mahal Palace, Mysore
Set on a ridge commanding a panoramic view of the gently sloping and curving valley, at the foot of the Chamundi hill, this dream-like palace was
 
 
built in the year 1931 for special guests of the Maharajas. The building is a majestic, two-storey composition of twin ionic columns, a projecting porch on the ground floor, spherical domes » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Indian Tourism Ministry signs MoU with Ministry of Civil Aviation
Union Ministry of Tourism signed a MoU with Ministry of Civil Aviation here today to promote more synergy between both the Ministries for
 
 

effectively positioning India as a preferred tourism destination in the tourist generating markets overseas.The MoU was signed in the presence of Union Tourism Minister » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Baisakhi (13th April 2012)
Baisakhi is one of the major festivals of North India and especially in Punjab and Sikhs and is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and gaiety in
 
 
the state of Punjab and all throughout the world where there is a significant Sikh population. For the large farming community of Punjab, Baisakhi Festival marks the time » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves, Bhubaneshwar
Just 7 kms west of Bhubaneswar are the twin hills of Khandagiri and Udaygiri, the next major Odishan (Orissa) historical monument after
 
 
Ashoka's rock-cut edict. The rocks of the Khandagiri and Udaygiri hills were carved and tunneled, to create this multi-storied ancient apartment residence for Jain monks. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Punjabi Jutti (Punjabi Shoes)
The jutti or Punjabi Jutti is a type of footwear of Punjabi origin that is common in North India and Pakistan. » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Roasted Brinjal (Roasted Eggplant)
Roasted Brinjal (Ennai Kathrikkai in Tamil) is a popular dish in the state of Tamil Nadu » 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
Education and Excellence Grant
With the cost of living ascending daily, education costs have also spiraled. It has been the vision at Le Passage to India to offset a part of this
 
 
education cost through a monthly grant to colleagues in a defined salary bracket. The aim was to ensure that it helps the lower salary bracket colleague to meet education costs » 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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