India Update Issue 77 | May 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

India’s vast dimensions and cultural multiplicity gives us the liberty to offer you with a diverse range of destinations, festivals, flora-fauna, unforgetful experiences and unique things or facts you must have not heard or seen. Our newsletters come your way with that similar will.

Read about Thanjavur, the ancient city of Tamil Nadu steeped in history, architecture and art; know about a walking experience in the charm of twisted lanes of OLD Delhi; learn about the monastic festivals of enchanting Leh and find about Indian cooking secrets in one of the favoured recipes of making Poha, flattened rice.

Do keep writing into us, we love to hear from you.

Have an incredible week ahead!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

IRCTC mulling special 7-day tour train from Indore to Kathmandu
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)is mulling a special » MORE

Goa receives 910 charter flights this season
Despite challenges from Southeast Asian countries in the tourism sector, Goa this season » MORE

Grand Hyatt Goa, Shamana Spa Listed in Conde Nast Traveler’s Hotlist 2012
Grand Hyatt Goa, along with its Shamana Spa, was recently listed in the celebrated Hotlist » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Thanjavur (Tanjore)
Thanjavur is one of the ancient cities in India and has a long and varied history dating back to the Sangam period. » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Old Delhi Walk and Haveli visit
Old Delhi Walk: Sitaram Bazaar Walk and Masterji Kee Haveli Visit We will take you through the charming quarter of Old Delhi » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Rewari Steam Locomotive Shed
Rewari Steam Locomotive Shed is the only surviving steam loco shed in India housing some of India's last surviving steam locomotives. Built
 
 
in 1893, a decade before the Old Delhi Railway Station, it was the only loco shed in North India for a long time and part of the track connecting Delhi with Peshawar( now in Pakistan) » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
House of MG, Ahmedabad
The House of MG’ is a boutique heritage hotel in Ahmedabad. This stately property, built in 1924 as a home for a wealthy textile magnate, has
 
 
been tastefully restored to retain its old-world charm but with all the amenities and comforts of a world-class business hotel. It has just fourteen rooms and suites divided in deluxe room » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
85% domestic flights on schedule: DGCA reveals
Despite the current turmoil in the Indian aviation industry, 85.4 percent of all domestic flights have been operating flights on time,data compiled by
 
 

the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has revealed. The data has been collated for the month of February. While Jet Airways topped the list with an on time performance » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Yuru Kabgyat (Lamayuru Festival 16- 17 June’ 2012)
The monastic festivals are annual events of the major monasteries which the local people eagerly look forward to attending, both for
 
 

attaining religious merit and as a means of social entertainment. These are generally held to commemorate the establishment of a particular monastery, the birth anniversary of its patron » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
St. Paul Church, Diu
Diu is a tiny island of breeze, beauty and serenity situated off the southern tip of the Saurashtra (Kathiawad) peninsula of Gujarat, lapped by the
 
 
Arabian Sea, is a picture of calmness with superb beaches and a fascinating history. St. Paul’s church is dedicated to our Lady of Immaculate Conception. The construction of the church » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Dilli Haat (Delhi- Marketplace)
Dilli Haat is India’s first urban, crafts market place. It provides a platform to craftspeople from all over India » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Poha (flattened rice)
From western India, Poha, made from flattened rice, is an easy-to-cook, nutritious snack. It is often eaten... » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
Feedback from Germany:
The guide made many efforts and was very friendly. We will recommend the LPTI to all our
 
 
friends and it was a great journey for us,
Thank you.
Cynthia Schieck. » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
US Secretary of State’s First Innovation Award 2012
Our association with Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group is well documented in the website via our support to Project
 
 

Arman at Nizamudin, Delhi, which this NGO runs for us. The NGO was awarded the US Secretary of State’s First Innovation Award along with two others from across the world on 09 Mar 2012. » 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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