India Update Issue 23 | Apr 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

Deep rooted in history, India has infinite cultural ethos, endless religious values, diverse land, mixed people and varied cuisines, all that stands the country apart. Every speck, every grain and every iota of India speaks about something special, a similar myriad diversity of India was showcased at the recently held Great Indian Travel Bazaar' 2011, Jaipur. It was a pleasure-full experience to meet many of you at this extravaganza !

This India Update features some very unique facts and places of India which you must have definitely heard, seen or come across when in India, so read on as to know why they are so special. Step into the hamlet of Pushkar, a Hindu pilgrimage site situated in the princely state of Rajasthan & discover the various cuisines of North India with a special culinary tour designed in your favourite cities of Rajasthan with Delhi, Agra & Lucknow.

With the onset of summers, it’s the best time to visit the picture perfect hill-town of Munnar, Kerala, where the large expanses of tea meadows seems like a spill of green on the canvas. Also read on about the national dance of India, Bharatnatyam; Aarti, an important religious ceremony of Hindus and the Havelis of Jaisalmer that are known for their intricate design and work.

Please do keep writing to us your feedback and suggestions, we love to hear from you.
Have an Incredible week!

Mostly Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Great India Travel Bazaar from 17th April in Jaipur
The 4th edition of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) » MORE

Air India Introduces Mobile Check-In At Six Metros
Air India has introduced mobile » MORE

T3 Gets Indian Airports' First Gold Rating For Green Buildings
In a first for an Indian airport, the swanky » MORE

Four Americans Artists Paint Vibrant India In New Light
For many Westerners, India continues » MORE

PRODUCT UPDATE
Rewari Steam Locomotive Shed Visit
Welcome to exceptional educational tour concept in Rewari (a small town en route Delhi - Mandawa) , which » MORE
 
Omkareshwar & Maheshwar - Madhya Pradesh
In the last issue we highlighted Mandu a great product and destination. In this issue we are highlighting equally great » MORE
 
Havelis of Jaisalmer
Haveli is the term used for a private mansion in India and Pakistan. The word haveli is derived from Persian meaning » MORE
 
Munnar – Kerala
Munnar is one of the most popular hill-resort towns, located on the Western Ghats, situated in the Idukki district of Kerala » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
ITC Mughal, Agra
Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and in close proximity to the Taj Mahal, ITC Mughal is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders
 
 
of the past. The only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for its excellent representation of Mughal architecture, it now boasts of a brand new accommodation wing » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Indian skies cleared of Boeing 737-200s
Vintage or classic aircraft from the Boeing stable — 737-200s and 737-300s — have been phased out by the country’s passenger airlines in the
 
 
last two years. Boeing 737-300 became a cause for concern after an American carrier, Southwest Airlines, developed a fuselage tear in its aircraft and had to make an emergency landing last week. » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Thrissur Pooram Temple Festival, Kerala
Thrissur Pooram is the most colourful of all the temple festivals of Kerala. Only more than 200 years old, Trissur Pooram is celebrated
 
 
in Thrissur at Vadakkunnathan temple in the month of Medam (April- May). Situated on a hillock right in the centre of the city, the spaciously laid out temple attracts thousands » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
Junagarh Fort is situated in the city of Bikaner of Rajasthan State. The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or
 
 
"Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Bharatanatayam Dance
Bharatanatyam is a classical dance form originating in Tamil Nadu, nowadays practiced throughout South India » MORE
 
Aarti
Aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship, a form of puja, in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) » MORE
 
 
DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Pushkar --- A Pilgrim City
One of the holiest places of India, Pushkar is famous across the globe for its religious significance. Known for its temples » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
CULINARY TOUR
India is a very diverse culinary delight offering an array of cuisines with exotic spices. The most striking contrast in eating habits » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
Good Afternoon,
Please find below some comments that we have received from Sophie Smith who has recently
 
 
travelled on the TR trip. As you can see she had a wonderful time, and had some really nice comments about Tony, Vergus and the bus boy. Please can you pass on these comments » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Taj Mahal Trophy - 10th to 17th April 2011
Taj Mahal Trophy – The International Amateur Golf Championship, went off successfully in coordination with our newly acquired Golf Brand
 
 
Pash India. The championship was a 08 day itinerary and the action started on Monday 11th April 2011 from the 18 hole links course – Golden Greens Golf Club, 45 kms from Delhi. » 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 special packages to be a part of this ... » MORE
 
 
 
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