India Update Issue 15 | Feb 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

The myriad diversity of India beckons you in this week’s India Update.

Let the charm of Chennai enthrall you, feel the adrenalin rush of a thrilling rafting experience on the Ganges, enjoy the breathtaking views from tranquil Singalila Ridge in Sikkim or choose be a part of the unique surfing and spirituality experience in south India!

What’s more … some interesting facts about Incredible India, the successful translocation of a wild tiger in Nepal and many more lesser known and novelle places to visit when on an Indian sojourn.

Many of you have written back to us on the efforts of our foundation ‘Shaping Lives’, we are indeed thankful for your support and encouragement. We are also delighted to share with you the joy and good cheer of our second ‘flight of fantasy’ that took children from our Delhi partner NGO’s to Jaipur. For all of us at LPTI, this experience was truly heartwarming and humbling. A simple initiative like this one, brought so much happiness to these children, we do hope with many of you joining hands with us, we will be able to spread the smile to many more less fortunate children.

As always, we enjoyed putting together every bit of information for this India Update, do keep writing in, we love to hear from you.

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
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New COO of Air India Express
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Nearly 500,000 visited India for medical treatment last year: IMTA
A recent report on medical tourism in India reveals that nearly 500,000 » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Chennai
Chennai, popularly regarded as the Gateway to the South, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. It is the fourth largest metropolis in India, located on a 17 km... » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Mulki, Surfing and Spirituality with Surfing Swamis
The 7000 kilometres coastline of India offers a unique opportunity of surfing, with the large water bodies of the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean.. » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
In the ‘Year of the Tiger’ Nepal’s completes a successful translocation of a wild tiger
The First of its Kind Translocation of a wild tiger into a safe habitat occurred from the The Royal Chitwan National Park to the Royal Bardia... » MORE
 
Singalila Ridge, Sikkim
The Singalila Ridge lies between Sikkim and Eastern Nepal. It extends from Darjeeling all the way to Kangchenjunga to the North which is a 8586m the world's third highest mountain... » MORE
 
Rafting on the Ganges
Ganges, the holy river of Hindus, comes cascading down after traveling hundreds of kilometers from its source in the upper reaches of the Himalayas and by
 
 
innumerable streams it races along tortuous boulder strewn beds, cutting deep gorges and breaking into silvery white rapids. The Ganges is one of the best and most popular river rafting locations in the world. » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Samode Safari Lodge, Bhandavgarh
The Samode Safari Lodge at the Bandhavgarh National Park is an extravagant wilderness experience cradled in luxury and sophistication. Located in the heart of tiger
 
 
country, adjacent to the 450 sq. km. Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, this divine getaway is designed around a series of individual safari lodges with villas and suites... » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Indian Airports celebrate 100 years of Aviation
Airports across India will be tastefully illuminated to mark the completion of 100 years of Indian civil aviation on February 18. This day will also mark the... » MORE
 
India’s new planes mean lower costs, emissions and insurance
Having the youngest fleet in the world doesn’t simply mean cleaner, more efficient planes. It allows India’s airlines to pay less for insurance... » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Natyanjali Festival – Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
A annual Natyanjali Festival is being held from 12-16 February 2011.The ancient Nataraja temple of Chidambaram pays special tribute to ‘Lord Nataraja’
 
 
the dancing Shiva.The Natyanjali Festival is a celebration of dance dedicated to the Hindu cosmic dancer Lord Nataraja (Shiva). The event takes place each year at the holy temple town of Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Mandore Fort
Indulge in a steeped in history fort, The Mandore Fort a mere 10 Kms from Jodhpur off the regular tourist track. Mandore is an ancient town, and was the seat of the
 
 
maharajas of Marwar before they moved their base to Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur. Elaborate cenotaphs in the Mandore garden are worth a visit. Not far from the cenotaphs are the beautifully painted ‘hall of heroes’.. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
‘KADLEKAI PARSHE’ – A Special offering to the Bull
A unique celebration in Bengaluru – one-of-its-kind traditional groundnut fair called ‘Kadlekai Parshe’ begins on the last Monday of the Kartika month » MORE
 
Jamun
Jamun tree is an evergreen tropical tree which belongs to the flowering plant family of Myrtaceae. It is native to India, Pakistan and Indonesia... » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT TO US
Dear India Team,
Thank you for giving our clients a good holiday on their recent India visit! We Thank LPTI for the services
 
 
throughout the tour. The guide, driver and your airport staff was very courteous and looked after the clients well in every city of their trip. Hotel stay was good, clients really liked Taj Mahal and were happy... » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Shaping Lives makes ‘Fight of Fantasy’ a reality
Le Passage Travel Foundation ‘Shaping Lives’ organized its 2nd ‘FILGHT OF FANTASY’ for special and less privileged children from our Partner NGO’s
 
 
from Delhi to Jaipur, after a successful First Flight. Another small step in our endeavour to bring smiles to these children. 50 children from the Delhi NGOs - CHINTAN Research and Environmental Action Group... » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the tenth Cricket World Cup and will be hosted by three ... » MORE
 
The India played host to the third edition of the India Art Summit 2011 and New Delhi became a giant canvas for the international ... » MORE
 
The Diggi Palace, the official venue for the DSC Jaipur Literary Festival 2011... » MORE
 
 
 
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