India Update Issue 22 | Apr 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

Summer time is here again! The season of shining sun, colorful flowers, blissful beaches and a lot of swimming is here again!..... Summers are the time to relax and rejuvenate for all but for we Indians it’s the time to have the sweet king of fruits Mango! With this renewed energy here we present to you another edition of our aesthetically designed India Update, hope this will leave you mesmerized equally.

Our this week’s platter has a lot to offer your travel taste buds, on showcase is : the wildlife around the Kabini river in Karnataka; the Crafts Museum in Delhi; Architectural Gem Mandu in Madhya Pradesh; Agra fort in the city of Monument of Love Taj Mahal and the abundant flora & fauna at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

India is a country of varied customs, traditions and faiths, our this week’s signature experience is a chance to tour the living faiths of northern India and experience the faiths and beliefs of different religions in India. More in store is a glimpse of the Rat temple Deshnoke in Bikaner and Festival Buddha Purnima to celebrate the birth of Lord Buddha. Also the quest of many to know why Cows are considered Holy in India will be solved in our section of Interesting Facts.

We look forward to meeting a lot of you at the upcoming Great India Travel Bazaar in Jaipur from 17th -19th April 2011. Please do keep writing to us your feedback and suggestions, we love to hear from you.

Have an Incredible Week!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Tiger Numbers are on the Increase in India
The number of tigers now is 1706 recorded in India. The Indian Government » MORE

Hyatt Place to debut in India by 2012
American hotel operator Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that their India project pipeline » MORE

Air India provides aid and brought back 2400 Indians from Japan
The National Carrier operated a bigger 423- seater Boeing 747 to Tokyo » MORE

Pawan Hans resumes helicopter services in Meghalaya
Pawan Hans resumed chopper service in Meghalaya recently with Mukul Sangma » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Kabini River & Wildlife Destination
The Kabini, a river of southern India originates in Wayanad District of Kerala state, from the confluence of the Panamaram » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Living Faiths of India Tour
India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a kaleidoscopic variety and rich cultural heritage. » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Crafts Museum, Delhi
The institution of the museum, aimed at housing objects of antiquity, is of Western origin. Indians themselves did not have a tradition » MORE
 
Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
Perched along the Vindhya ranges at an altitude of 2,000 feet, Mandu( 285 km from the capital city Bhopal and 151 km from Indore) » MORE
 
Kaziranga National Park, Assam
Kaziranga National Park is situated in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. » MORE
 
Rat Reverence at Rat Temple, Deshnoke (Bikaner)
Karni Mata was a female Hindu sage born in the Charan caste and is worshiped as the incarnation of the goddess » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Hotel Heritage- Bhaktapur (Nepal)
Hotel Heritage in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu is an authentic experience of Nepal’s ancient cultural heritage. Built in a style reflecting the
 
 
beauty of art and architecture of Nepal and incorporating Nepal's rich tradition and culture. Hotel Heritage has been carefully designed to meet all the criteria » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Rent a Nap Cabin at T3 terminal at Delhi Airport for INR 315
The sleepy- eyed appearances at Delhi International Airport is now a thing of the past. For US$ 7 an hour, one can rest a Nap Cabin at T3 of
 
 

the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. These offer personal comfort for a cozy nap during a passenger’s stay at the terminal at the time of transit. » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Buddha Purnima- Birth Anniversary of Lord Buddha
Buddha Poornima, which falls on the full moon night in the month of Vaisakha (either in April or May), commemorates the birth anniversary of
 
 

Buddhism. The day is marked with prayer meets, sermons on the life of Gautam Buddha, religious discourses, continuous recitation of Buddhist scriptures, group meditation, processions, worship » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Agra Fort, Agra
Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the
 
 
Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city. After Panipat, Mughals captured the fort and a vast treasure - which included a diamond that was later named as the Kohinoor » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Why Cows are Holy in India
The cow has been a symbol of wealth since ancient Vedic times. However, they were neither inviolable nor revered in the same » MORE
 
The Dharmachakra (Wheel-turning) Mudra in Buddhism
The hands of the Buddha are raised to the chest making the dharmachakra mudra. Dharmachakra in Sanskrit means » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
Dear Team LPTI
Our group of 25 pax from different countries and different languages had enjoyed a marvellous
 
 
tour to India. You have not only organised the tour, moreover you took care at each step of our group. Arriving in Delhi Avinash Gaur received our group » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
An abandoned old lady got a home
The Le Passage Travel Foundation , ‘Shaping Lives’ is happy to share with you that last week, we were instrumental in helping an abandoned
 
 
old lady, get a home. A few colleagues got talking to an old lady in the local market near our Corporate office, and discovered that she had no home and was in need of help. » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India... » 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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