India Update Issue 75 | Apr 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

Our India updates aim to help you unleash the exotic and amazing travel destinations of India that are fascinating and many still unexplored.

Unique experiences in India add to the many colours of country, this editions features one such experience – Akharas of Varanasi, thriving on the ancient Indian wrestling form Kushti. Other interesting features are- a lesser known city of Rajasthan – Karauli, the tempting location of Latitude 30N hotel on the banks of Ganga in Rishikesh and the gorgeous and colourful showcase of Tulips season in Kashmir.

What’s more! Know about the oldest English fort on east coast of India - Fort St. George, Chennai; the ancient Indian Erotic Art and try your hands on the recipe of Chicken Shashlik.

We hope you find this edition interesting, do keep writing into us, we love to hear from you.

Have an incredible week ahead!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Nagarkot, Nepal
Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Akharas of Benares (Varanasi)
The ancient tradition of Indian wrestling, known as kushti, thrives in Varanasi, one of the world's oldest cities. » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Karauli, Rajasthan
Located at 182 kms southwest of Jaipur, it was founded in 1348 and is best known for its famous temples. The Bhawar Vilas Palace, which is
 
 
owned by the descendents of the royal family and resembles a large manor, is a heritage hotel now. The rooms and meals are available. Karauli is best connected by bus or taxi from Jaipur. » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Latitude 30 n Ganga, Above Rishikesh
Latitude 30゜N Ganga is the first hotel of its kind where the focus is active adventure, nature and fun, the comfort of an air conditioned cottage, a
 
 
hot shower and a welcome bed to return to after a satisfying day of adventure and action in the Beyasi valley of Uttarakhand about 18 kms from Rishikesh. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
What Indian aviation needs to do to fly higher
The Kingfisher Airlines may be struggling to stitch together a flight plan to stay afloat. Jet Airways could be facing tax problems of its own. Five out
 
 
of the six Indian carriers have posted losses over the last three quarters. But chieftains of global aviation industry describe this phase as but another “air pocket,” » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Tulip Festival, Srinagar Kashmir - April
Kashmir looks even more picturesque in spring, which is also when tulips are at their blooming best. The Tulip festival showcases Asia’s
 
 
largest tulip garden and houses over two million tulips. Asia's largest tulip garden in Srinagar, in the foothills of Zabarwan range with an overview of Dal Lake presents a soothing view » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Fort St. George, Chennai
Fort St. George was the first British fortress in India. Fort St. George has the distinction of being the oldest English fort on the East Coast of India.
 
 
Constructed between 1640 and 1653 and subsequently reconstructed in the year 1783, Fort St. George was once a town, complete with named streets, alleys and roads. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Indian Erotic Art
The best example of India’s advanced art can be seen in its ancient erotic art/ sculptures. It goes back to the 2nd » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Chicken Shashalik
Muslims all over the world celebrate Ramzan Id also called Id-Ul-Fitr with great jubilation on the first day of the Islamic » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
Feedback from England:
Very informative tour overall – Saw some amazing things and learned so much about India’s history
 
 
– Would certainly recommend this tour. The driver was excellent and we felt safe all the time. All our guides were very informative and knew about their areas extremely well. » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Icelandic Group On A Social Journey
Once again, like in 2011, a strong Icelandic group came in under aegis of Indian Routes. Cold icy climates notwithstanding, the people from
 
 
Iceland exude extra warmth and are very keen to leave social signatures in their tour circuit. This group too expressed a similar desire. » 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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