India Update Issue 18 | Mar 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

It’s deeply saddening that the country of great inventions, Japan, today is experiencing its greatest hardship as it tackles the aftermath of an earthquake, tsunami and the growing nuclear crisis. We join the international community in offering deepest condolences to the families of those who perished and are missing. Our heartfelt prayers for the country and all its people.

It was a pleasure to meet many of you at ITB Berlin, thank you for your encouraging responses to our CSR efforts and also sharing with us some new ideas for enhancing the scope of Incredible India’s tourism reach and potential.

This India Update edition will re-introduce to you the gorgeous lake city- Udaipur; the Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Kushinagar and Sanchi and the Chambal Sanctuary famous for the Ghariyal Crocodiles. Also in the issue enjoy a walking tour of a Alleppey city showcasing the new side of this backwater hub in Kerala, interesting updates on the tree house accommodation in Kerala and Bandhavgarh; Baisakhi- the vibrant harvest festival of Punjab and Prostate- the Indian tradition of touching feet.

Hope this newsletter gives you something more to add in your dictionary of Incredible India.

Do keep writing to us, we love to hear from you.

Have an Incredible week!

Warm Regards
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

UN chooses India as global host of 2011 World Environment Day
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that India will be the global » MORE

Inbound eyes a stellar show in 2011
With 5.38 lakh foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in January 2011 as compared to FTAs of 4.91 lakh » MORE

Eaton Hotels International to Launch India’s first Transit Hotel
Eaton Hotels International, a premium member of the international hotel operator » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Sikkim
This tiny land locked north-eastern Indian state nestled in the Himalayas was once an independent Kingdom » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Painted Past – Shekhawati Region
Often dubbed as India’s outdoor museum, Shekhawati is much more than just a traveller’s pit stop. Visiting painted Havelis » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Bastar Tribal Art - Chhattisgarh
Bastar is famous for exotic handicrafts in a variety of designs and shapes, these include wood-carvings, bell -metal, terracota » MORE
 
Glenburn Tea Estate- Himalayas
Glenburn is a heavenly little plantation retreat that lies on a hillock above the banks of the River Rungeet, high in the Himalayas » MORE
 
Take a piece of India with you at Delhi Duty Free
Delhi Duty Free Services (DDFS), India’s largest duty free retail space at T3 at IGI Airport in Delhi offers travellers an opportunity » MORE
 
Vintage Car Drive
The annual Vintage Car Drive, was recently held in New Delhi at Select Citywalk – a premium shopping centre in the heart » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Suryagarh Luxury Boutique Hotel- Jaisalmer
Designed as a 19th century fort with modern day luxuries, Suryagarh represents travel at its most exquisite.Ideally situated between the most
 
 
popular tourist attractions in Jaisalmer – the Fort and Sam Sand Dunes – this boutique hotel is the perfect destination for an opulent getaway. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Railway Station to Delhi Airport in 16 minutes
The Airport Express Metro has commenced operations in New Delhi. With a 60-90 minute drive to the capital’s airport from the city centre
 
 
now reduced to a mere 16-minute breeze. The baggage check-in facility on this metro is expected to start within 2-3 weeks.With this Airport Express, Delhi has now joined cities like London » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Holi—Festival of Colours
The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated during the spring season either late February or in early March. The Holi festival has an ancient origin and
 
 
celebrates the triumph of 'good' over 'bad'. Spraying colors, dancing on traditional Holi songs, musical drum beats and wild processions are the common scenes that one comes across » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Gwalior Fort
Standing on a steep mass of sandstone, Gwalior Fort dominates the city and is its most magnificent monument. It has been a scene of
 
 
momentous events: imprisonments, battles and jauhars. A steep road winds upwards to the Fort, flanked by statues of Jain tirthankaras, carved into the rock face » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Ramayana- Timeless Indian Epic
Ramayana is undoubtedly the most popular and timeless Indian epic read and loved by all. The term ‘Ramayana’, literally » MORE
 
Haldi (Turmeric)
Haldi is a basic spice used in almost all Indian cooking. It's distinct yellow color and typical flavour are an intrinsic part of most Indian » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
Dear Friends in India,
John and I had a really great time in India. It was one of the best trip we have ever done. We don't
 
 
know how to thank you, but MANY MANY MANY MANY MANY THANKS for everything! You really did a great job. John also says a special thanks to you! » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Homage to our Guru and Mentor (Late) Mr. Ghulam Naqshband
5th March 2011 was the first death anniversary of our guru and mentor (Late)Mr. Ghulam Naqshband. We at LPTI organized a homage
 
 

ceremony at the resting place of this legendary figure at the Nizamuddin burial ground in New Delhi. A small prayer service was followed by a healthy » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the tenth Cricket World Cup and will be hosted by three ... » MORE
 
Mountain Echoes is a unique literary and cultural festival set in the pristine beauty.. » MORE
 
The India played host to the third edition of the India... » MORE
 
 
 
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