India Update Issue 78 | May 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

From mad teeming cities to stunning isolated beaches, Himalayan hideaways to Jungle Book safaris – India has got it all. With culture that'll shock, amaze and twist your perspective on life and the incredible diversity of the land that makes every season the best time to visit India.

Leaving the buzzing metro streets behind, we take you through tranquil hill towns of Manali and Shimla, that will pamper both your relaxed and adventurous senses. In the south go on a heritage walk in Old Goa or immerse in the delectable soft idlis in your plate. Also featuring the colours and creativity of Hemis festival of Ladakh; the pristine glory and charm of Fort Chanwa in Luni, Rajasthan; and the historic Kumbalgarh fort in the birthplace of Mewar’s legendary king Maharana Pratap.

Hope you would enjoy reading this breezy summer edition. Do write in to us with your views, we love to hear from you.

Have an incredible week!

Most warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Manali
Manali is situated near the end of the Kullu valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. It is a hill station situated at a height of 2050 m » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Splendour of a Bygone Era--- Goan Heritage
Goa’s heritage is a fusion of Hindu and Portuguese influences. It is this cultural richness that makes this destination » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas
Situated at 8,250 feet in the magnificent Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a fairytale Oberoi luxury resort set in 22 acres of virgin woods of
 
 
pine and cedar. The former residence of Lord Kitchener, rebuilt to a new magnificence, Wildflower Hall recreates the grand style of the colonial era. Wood panelling and original artwork » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Fort Chanwa, Luni (Rajasthan)
In 1992, inspired by a wave of successful restorations to heritage properties and encouraged by the burgeoning tourism traffic into
 
 
western Rajasthan. Maharaj Dalip Singh, the 24th generation of direct descent from Rao Jodha, ruler and founder of Jodhpur in the 15th century decided to throw open the gates » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Pay more to fly into and out of Delhi from May 15’ 2012
In a move that would soon raise air travel costs from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) on
 
 

Wednesday decided to raise landing, parking and other charges by a whopping 346% for two years. In its latest order, AERA also fixed higher rates of user development fees (UDF) » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Hemis Festival, Ladakh (29-30 June 2012)
The courtyard of Hemis Gompa-the biggest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh is the stage for the famous 'Hemis' festival that celebrates the birth
 
 
anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. The colourful two-day pageant falls on the 10th day (Tse-Chu) of the Tibetan lunar month. The local people are seen dressed up » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Kumbhalgarh Fort
Located 84 kms north of Udaipur in the wilderness, Kumbhalgarh is the second most important citadel after Chittaurgarh in the Mewar
 
 
region. Cradled in the Aravali Ranges the fort was built in the 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha. The inaccessibility and hostility of the topography lends a semblance » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Why Do We Offer Coconut
In India one of the most common offerings in a temple is a coconut. It is also offered on occasions like weddings, festivals » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Idli
These soft, spongy and savory rice cakes are made by making a batter of rice and black lentils, fermenting the batter and steaming » MORE
 
 
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