India Update Issue 79 | May 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

Certainly travelling to India is more than just seeing historical sights, our India updates helps you explore beyond the usual and showcases India as a true culture curry of traditions, history, cuisine, festivals, lifestyle and much more.

This edition takes you through the city of famous Golden temple – Amritsar in the west to Sikkim’s gorgeous Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in the east ; historical delight of the central India – Mandu town to the ever charming Goa. Not only that, immerse in the Indian culture while reading about the religious ‘Urs’ festival of Ajmer, the British built Gateway of India, landmark of Mumbai; or try the throat drenching summer delight, Jaljeera drink, this evening before dinner.

Hope this edition keeps you engaged, do write to us with your views and suggestions. We love to hear from you.

Have an incredible week !

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Amritsar – The City of Golden Temple
Amritsar, the city of Sikhism’s holiest shrine the Golden Temple which is a gold-plated Gurdwara glittering in the middle » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, Sikkim
Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is located in southeast Sikkim. It covers an area of 104 sq km (square kilometers) » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
Tucked away in central India, Mandu is a small town with a lot of historical significance. As you stand on the walls of Rani Roopmati’s pavilion,
 
 
and stare into the vast and scenic landcape, you can not help but wonder that how is it that Mandu, a small town, curled up in hills and valleys can be centre of so much history! » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
The Clematis, Goa
The Clematis is a new boutique resort located in Candolim, Goa. The property has just started operations. The hotel is right on the sea and as
 
 
the waves lash the parapets of the open-air restaurant, the drone of the restless Arabian Sea lulls to sleep even the most insomniac. The hotel is surrounded by palm fringed headlands » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Turkish Airlines seeks to increase flights to India
The Istanbul-headquartered Turkish Airlines has sought Indian aviation ministry's approval to extend the bilateral limits to enable it to increase
 
 

its number of flights between Turkey and India. “We want to increase the number of flights, routes that we fly from India. For this, the bilateral limits need to be extended. » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Urs, Ajmer- Rajasthan 25 may- 05 June’2012
The Urs is held at Ajmer, Rajasthan every year at the tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, commemorating his symbolic union with
 
 
God. The Urs, commemorative celebration is held in the solemn memory of Khwaja Muin-nddin Chisti, a sprightly respected Sufi saint fondly revered as the benefactor of the poor » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Gateway of India, Mumbai
The Gateway of India, Mumbai (formerly Bombay) was built during the British Raj. Located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South
 
 
Mumbai, the monument overlooks the Arabian Sea. The gateway is a basalt arch, 26 metres (85 feet) high. It used to be a crude jetty used by the fishing community which was later renovated » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Pran Mudra (Life Gesture)
The word mudra stems from the Sanskrit root mud, which means “to delight in”. This hints at the power of these beautiful » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Jaljeera (Cool Indian summer drink)
It is a popular Indian summer drink, generally served as an appetizer » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
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Feedback from Spain:
I am very much happy with trip.. The guide RAJ, he explains very well history and culture of India.
 
 
He is very gentle with us, he help us so much. We will come again. We are having so much memory of our trip to India. Very good journey. Some very short problems what we have » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Kumbh Mela 2013 in Allahabad : The largest gathering of people for a religious purpose in the world. Special Tours packages are available with us. » MORE
 
A national level tournament team of the SAARC countries since 1999. Pash India » MORE
 
Taj Mahal Trophy -International Amateur Golf Championship 1st-8th April 2013 » MORE
 
 
 
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