India Update Issue 81 | May 2012 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

India is a canvas of contrasting colours, cultures, languages, festivals, food, smells, luxury, knowledge, peace, adventure…. and more!

Experience some of the glimpses of this fascinating country through our India updates. In this issue,we show you the different world of Spiti Valley in Himanchal Pradesh, take you on a tour of Colonial Kolkata and less explored but beautiful Pachhmarhi biosphere. Treat you with the Grande of Lalit Palace in Srinagar and the thrill of Boat race in Kerala or go steep in history through the famous Sun Temple of Gujarat. Our recipe section is again featured with lipsmacking Tandoori sweet Potatoes, so try this starter and treat your family this evening.

We aim to bring contrasting affairs with a smile and confidence on our cultural land i.e.. India. Hope you’ll enjoy reading it, do write in to us with your views or experiences.

Have an incredible week!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Ministry of Tourism launches 'Incredible Tiffin' campaign
In order to showcase the variety in the country's cuisine as well as attract tourists » MORE

BSTDC to run AC Volvo bus service for Buddhist circuit
The Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) is all set to run AC Volvo » MORE

Reliance Metro launches inter-state bus services from Delhi to Gujarat
Reliance Infrastructure, concessionaire of the Delhi Airport Metro Express » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Spiti Valley - Himachal Pradesh
Spiti - ‘a world within a world' as described by Rudyard Kipling (of ‘Kim' fame) - is a relatively unknown world, tucked away in the » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Colonial India - Kolkata
India may be independent now, but we can not deny the fact that the people who once colonised us left in their wake a string » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Pachmarhi Walking & Wildlife Package
The Pachmarhi plateau is the highest part of the Satpura Hills reaching an altitude of about 4000 feet (1219 M) with Dhoopgarh the highest peak
 
 
in Central India at 4429 feet (1350 M). The Satpuras are ancient mountains running West to East and paralleling the Vindhyas to the North. In the depression between these two ranges » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
The LaLit Grand Palace, Srinagar
This luxury heritage hotel in Kashmir is ringed by the Himalayan ranges and overlooks the picturesque Dal Lake. Located in the heart of
 
 
Srinagar, only 18 kms away from the airport, The LaLiT Grand Palace, is about 45 minute drive from the airport and 15 minute drive from the down town. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Spice Jet may deploy Q400 planes in southern and western India
After successfully operating its fleet of new Bombardier Q400 planes in south and western India, low cost carrier SpiceJet is planning to
 
 

deploy the aircraft to connect tourist destinations in north India. "The fleet of new Q400 planes may come to north India and the possible states where it may fly are Uttar Pradesh,Uttarakhand » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Champakulam Boat Race, Kerala
Kerala, with its winding stretches of backwaters, is famous for its native boat races held in different parts of the State in the harvest season. The
 
 
Champakulam Moolam Boat Race is the oldest and most popular vallam kali (snake boat race) in Kerala. The race is held on the River Pamba on Moolam day (according to the Malayalam Era M.E) » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Sun Temple, Modhra (Gujarat)
The Sun Temple, Modhera in Gujarat dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. It was built in 1026 AD by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty. The
 
 
Modhera sun temple is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati, 25 km from Mehsana and 102 km from Ahmedabad. The temple was so designed that the first rays of the sun fell on the image » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Gurgaon, Haryana - The City of Malls
Gurgaon, a city that has existed since the days of the mythological Mahabharata is now India's fastest growing city. » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Tandoori Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed. 1 tablespoon tandoori paste (available in stores). 1 tablespoon olive oil » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
Feedback from Netherlands
Our Allepey and Kerala trip was good, especially the driver we got, was very kind and nothing for
 
 
too much for him. A complete gentleman. Also the houseboat experience was nice, interesting and very beautiful. We liked our trip a lot and learnt a lot about India. » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Second Anniversary of Shaping Lives
Le Passage Travel Foundation – Shaping Lives was established on 01 Jun 2010 as a dedicated CSR department of Le Passage to India, and
 
 
completes two years of its social journey as we enter the next month. It was formally registered with the Indian Government as a Trust on 09 Jun 2011 and received the Income tax » 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
 
Taj Mahal Trophy -International Amateur Golf Championship 1st-8th April 2013 » MORE
 
A national level tournament team of the SAARC countries since 1999. Pash India
 
 
 
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