India Update Issue 19 | 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

Railway Budget 2011-12 gives fillip to Tourism
Railway Ministry to also partner with Ministry of Tourism for special projects. » MORE

Goa is a hit wedding destination
Goa and Rajasthan are high on the list of preferred wedding destinations in India for urban tourists » MORE

Forex earnings from Tourism touch INR 577 Million
The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) from tourism touched a new high, with the Ministry » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Udaipur - The Lake City
Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana. » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Walking Tour of Alleppey (Kerala)
Alleppey is nestled between the Arabian Sea and the large Vembanad Lake, part of the famous backwaters of Kerala. » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Tree House Accommodation
Ever wondered how it would be like to live on treetops? Welcome to tree houses - the latest addition in the world of travel » MORE
 
Kushinagar Buddhist Site
One of the important destinations of the Buddhist circuit after Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Sarnath and Sanchi is Kushinagar. » MORE
 
Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur Restored
In a first project of its kind in India private sector has been involved in the development of Tourism Infrastructure. » MORE
 
The National Chambal Sanctuary
National Chambal Sanctuary is a 5,400 square kilometer protected area for critically endangered Gharial Crocodiles » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Fortune JP Palace, Mysore
Epitomizing the grandeur and glory of a bygone era, Mysore, the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyars, has always enchanted travelers with
 
 
its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, silks and sandalwood, sprawling gardens, broad avenues and majestic temples. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
07 New flights from Spice Jet
Spice jet is to launch new flights and connections on their entire network effective 27th March, 2011. The new flights are in addition » MORE
 
India, Brazil to increase air connectivity
India and Brazil on have recently signed a bilateral air service agreement to increase air connectivity between the two countries. » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Baisakhi (14th April 2011)
Baisakhi is one of the major festivals of Sikhs and is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and gaiety in the state of Punjab and all throughout
 
 
the world where there is a significant Sikh population. For the large farming community of Punjab, Baisakhi Festival marks the time for harvest of rabi or spring crops and they celebrate » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
Sanchi is a small village in Raisen District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, it is located 46 km north east of Bhopal City. It is the location of
 
 
several Buddhist monuments dating from the 3rd century BCE to the 12th century AD and is one of the important places of Buddhist pilgrimage. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Prostration -Touching Feet
The tradition of touching feet to seek good wishes and blessing of parents, elders, teachers and noble souls is widely prevalent in India. » MORE
 
Nataraja
Nataraja, (a sanskrit word meaning, Lord of Dance), represents Lord Shiva performing his divine dance to destroy a weary universe » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
We recently returned from a fantastic holiday doing the Golden Triangle and a week’s relaxing in Kerala. We wanted to contact you to let you
 
 
that this was our third holiday to India with yourselves, the previous two being to Goa, and to let you know in England what an excellent job your representatives are doing in India. » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Our Foundation’s Partner NGO- HIS, opens first of its kind, Camel Rescue Centre in Asia
Help in Suffering (HIS), is a registered Indian Charitable Trust founded in 1980, and is
 
 
committed to helping animals in distress. The NGO owns and operates a shelter-hospital in South Jaipur, which has a staff of 35, three ambulances and two mobile clinic vehicles » 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
 
LPTI brings to you The Taj Mahal Trophy, an international... » MORE
 
 
 
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