India Update Issue 17 | Mar 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

With ITB round the corner, we present to you this week’s India Update , showing some of the unique and beautiful tourism places of India.

In this edition, we showcase for you the quaint and pretty island of Diu, which is also the smallest union territory of the country and a blissful Ayurveda experience on the serene beach of Kovalam in Kerala, that is sure to tempt your senses. Also in the issue, is interesting information on the unique sights and sounds of India; the marvelous world heritage sites of Rock cut temples of Masroor in Himachal Pradesh and Elephanta Caves near Mumbai.

We are happy to share with you that the recent British airways tourism report list Khajuraho; Ladakh; Agra; Rajasthan & Kerala among the Top 5 destinations to visit, read more on this and many more exciting things in this edition of the India Update.

We love to hear from you , do keep writing in. We also look forward to see you at ITB Berlin from 9th to 13th March, 2011, we are located in Hall 5.2B/Stall 213.

Have an incredible week!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Railway Budget 2011-12 gives fillip to Tourism
Rail Tourism in the country will get a big boost with the proposals » MORE

Jet Airways seeks nod for direct flight to US
After connecting destinations in Europe, West Asia and Southeast Asia, Jet Airways » MORE

Sound and light Show at Agra Fort
A very interesting show on the history of the mughal dynasty » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Diu
Lapped by the Arabian Sea, Diu is a picture of calmness, with superb beaches and a fascinating history. Diu is a city in the union territory of Daman and Diu » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Experience Two week ‘Ayurveda’ at Kovalam Beach
As the term “Ayurveda” denote “the knowledge of life”, it is not only a science to cure disease but also the system that teaches » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Kerala Tourism has launched a sensual video that won the PATA Gold Award 2011
This latest Kerala tourism video has won the internationally the coveted PATA Gold Awards 2011. PATA Grand Awards » MORE
 
British Airways’ top five India destinations for 2011
British Airways has released its list of five must-visit Indian destinations for 2011. With the World Cup 2011, being held in India... » MORE
 
The Masrur Rock cut Temple, Himachal Pradesh
Situated 32 km from the picturesque Kangra Valley and 47 km from Dharamsala, the Masrur Temples- 15 monolithic rock cut » MORE
 
Gujarat opens 16 beaches for private resorts
High on the advertisement blitzkrieg, the Gujarat government has put beach development plan on a fast track. In an endeavour to encourage beach tourism, the state government » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Ananta Spa and Resort, Pushkar
Ananta,the sprawling 9 acres luxury spa resort, off Pushkar - home to the only Lord Brahma temple (the Hindu God of Creation) in the world . Set in
 
 
the enviorns of the crowded, busy and challenging oasis of life, lies this sanctuary of bliss the Ananta Spa Resort. A place where the mind, body and soul get replenished with the warm energy » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
'Air trains' could speed up travel: Futurists
With airline traffic growing at rates of four to five percent annually, the number of airline passengers will soon double. It is certainly crucial to figure out how to eliminate » MORE
 
India's Jet Airways and JetLite use Honeywell APU to lower costs
Jet Airways and its subsidiary, JetLite, selected Honeywell to provide global maintenance support for auxillary » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Shivratri Festival (a Hindu Religious Festival)
Shivaratri or Maha Shivaratri is one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated in India.Also known the ‘The Night of Shiva’ is celebrated with devotion
 
 
and religious fervor in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity (creator). Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds.. » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Elephanta Caves near Mumbai
The Elephanta Caves across the sea from the Gateway of India, Mumbai are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or
 
 
Gharapuri (literally "the city of caves") in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres to the east of the city of Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The island, located on an arm of the Arabian » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Sans Fashion, Its traditional to wear Toe Rings!
Wearing of the toe rings is a traditional practice in India. It is worn as a symbol of being married by Hindu women and is called bichiya... » MORE
 
Abhaya Mudra ( Gesture of Fearlessness)
The Abhaya mudrā ("mudrā of no-fear") represents protection, peace, benevolence, and dispelling of fear. In the Theravāda.. » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT TO US
Namaskar from Buenos Aires!
I am back at home from the recent India trip with happy memories. I would like to thank you for all
 
 
the efforts that you have done during the Tour to make my trip so nice. Your guide, driver and all the team was very warm and good, also thanks for the presents that I received from you!!! » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
PATA Adventure Travel Mart 2011
Le Passage to India participated at the recently held PATA Adventure Travel mart 2011 in Pohkara, Nepal. PATA Adventure Travel and
 
 
Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2011 (AT&RTCM2011) was a four-day event that brought together people involved in adventure travel and responsible tourism... » 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... » MORE
 
The Diggi Palace, the official venue for the DSC Jaipur Literary Festival 2011... » MORE
 
 
 
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