India Update Issue 21 | Apr 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

There is a special cheer all across India as we continue to celebrate one of the proudest moments of Indian Sporting history with the Indian Cricket Team bringing back the ICC world Cup to India after 28 years!

We are delighted to share with you that at the recently held National Tourism Awards ceremony we won five awards. We take this opportunity to thanks each and every one of you for your continued support and trust on our brand over the years. Read more on the awards in our ‘what’s New at Le Passage to India’ section.

Presenting to you our this week’s edition of India Update that will showcase to you, the Athens of the East- Madurai; the City of the Eternal Expressions of Love- Khajuraho; the blue city of Rajasthan – Jodhpur; and the unique and marvelous monument of Delhi – The Lotus Temple.

Also in this issue are details on two Incredibly royal and adventurous destinations in India, the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, and the tribal styled cottages in Periyar. What’s more….. learn about the Gangaur Festival of Rajasthan ,the Bombay Stock Exchange, the famous Dabbawalas of Mumbai and the significance behind attaining ‘Moksha’.

Do take time out to indulge in this edition of the India Update, we look forward to us your suggestions & feedback.

Have an Incredible Week!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Union Tourism Minister presents National Tourism Awards for 2009-10
Subodh Kant Sahay, Union Minister for Tourism presented the National Tourism Awards for 2009-10 » MORE

New Berlin airport to cut travel time to Asia
The new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BBI), opening in June 2012 » MORE

INDIA WINS THE ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP !
Team India are the new World Cricket Champions. After a wait of 28 years, the dreams » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Madurai--- Athens of the East
Madurai is known as Athens of the East and a place of great historical and cultural importance. It is the oldest city in Tamil Nadu » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Elephant Safari through Jaipur Countryside
Jaipur, 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra forms the golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The old Jaipur painted » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Living by Nature – Spice Village, Periyar Kerala
A tribal- styled, elephant-grass thatched cottage without AC, a TV or even wall to wall carpeting makes for an unlikely hedonist’s » MORE
 
Khajuraho – Eternal Expressions of Love
Khajuraho is a small a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, about 620 kilometres (385 miles) southeast of New Delhi » MORE
 
JODHPUR – The Blue City
Jodhpur, is the second largest city in Rajasthan State after Jaipur. It is located 335 kilometres west from the state capital, Jaipur. » MORE
 
Dabbawalas of Mumbai
A dabbawala is a person most commonly found in the city of Mumbai, who is employed in a unique service industry whose primary » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Umaid Bhawan Palace- Jodhpur
Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest
 
 
residences in the world – set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
SriLankan Airlines to resume operations to Kochi from Mar 27
SriLankan Airlines said it would recommence operations from Kochi by operating daily flights from Mar 27 and was also looking to resume
 
 

to Kozhikode and Hyderabad by the end of this year or early next year, a top official of the airline said. With the resumption of flights to Kochi and addition of seven frequencies » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Gangaur Festival, Jaipur (6-7 April)
Gangaur is one of the most important local festivals in Rajasthan. In some form or the other it is celebrated all over Rajasthan. “Gan” is
 
 
a synonym for Lord Shiva and “Gauri” or “Gaur” stands for Goddess Parvati, the heavenly consort of Lord Shiva. Gangaur celebrates the union of the two and is a symbol of conjugal » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Baha’i or Lotus Temple, Delhi
The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flower like shape in marble, is a Bahá'í House of
 
 
House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Bombay Stock Exchange
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is a stock exchange located on Dalal Street, Mumbai and is the oldest stock exchange in Asia. » MORE
 
Moksha
In Indian religions, Moksha literally means “Release” a libration from sansara (worldly affairs) and the concomitant » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
Dear Team LPTI
Only a short note thanking LPTI and those responsible towards making our first time trip to
 
 
India a remarkable and unforgettable experience We have only wonderful memories from our entire trip and how professionally it was all handled, from arrival to departure. » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Le Passage to India wins 5 National Tourism Awards
Le Passage to India wins five National Tourism Awards at the recently held ceremony in New Delhi. The awards were presented at a
 
 

glittering ceremony by the Union Minister of Tourism Mr. Subodh Kant Sahay, the Speaker of the Upper House of Parliament- Mrs. Meera Kumar and Ms. Priyanka Chopra » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India... » MORE
 
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Mountain Echoes is a unique literary and cultural festival set in the pristine beauty.. » MORE
 
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LPTI brings to you The Taj Mahal Trophy, an international... » MORE
 
 
 
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