India Update Issue 24 | Apr 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

Incredible! There’s simply no other word that convincingly captures the enigma that is India. With its myraid diversity, from snow clad mountains to sun-washed beaches, tranquil temples to feisty festivals, lantern-lit villages to software-techno cities, it’s hardly surprising that this country has been referred as the world’s most multidimensional. Love it or loathe it, India promises to jostle you and no matter where you go or what you do, it’s a place you’ll never forget.

With India’s uniqueness buzzing in every part of our India update, here is our new edition to mesmerize your senses. On showcase this time is the birder’s paradise Bharatpur, strategically located on the Golden Triangle circuit; the gorgeous and adventurous Lakshadweep Islands; the heritage village of Pragpur at the Himalayan foothills; birthplace of Lord Krishna- Mathura; and the Chidambaram Temple of Tamil Nadu.

To allure you more is our exclusive signature experience of Desert Camping near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan and the colourful introduction to the Hemis Festival of the mystical land Ladakh. Know more about this mystical land India through our Interesting facts section, featuring this time is Saree, the national outfit of Indian women and Vechur Cow who is also a Guinness World Record holder. Hope this edition gives you a taste of diverse palettes of India.

A somber note on the passing away of the Maharaja Bhawani Singh of Jaipur, we would like to pay glowing tributes to the late Maharaja Bhawani Singh who was the symbol of dignity and courtesy and one who was synonymous with the highest tradition of India’s rich cultural heritage.

Have an Incredible Week!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

169 Rural Tourism sites being developed in India for tourist to experience village life
India has set up 169 rural tourism sites in the remote but exotic locales of the country » MORE

Ministry Of Tourism reconstitutes National Tourism Advisory Council
Ministry of Tourism recently reconstituted the apex advisory body. National Tourism » MORE

IRCTC opens tourism facilitation centre in Mysore
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) recently launched » MORE

White-Rumped vulture flock sighted in Assam
In some encouraging news for bird enthusiasts, a flock of more than 40 white-rumped » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Once an impregnable well fortified city, carved out of the region formerly known as Mewat, Bharatpur is now well known » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Desert Camping Near Jaisalmer
Straight out of an Arabian Nights fable, the name Jaisalmer evokes utter magic and vibrancy of the desert. » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Awesome Lakshadweep Islands
Lakshadweep means ‘a hundred thousand islands’ in Malayalam, the local language. One of world's most spectacular tropical » MORE
 
Mathura
When we think of Mathura we instantly think of Hare Krishna moment and Lord Krishna of the great epic Mahabharata. » MORE
 
Pragpur, Himalayan Foothills
Less than three hours south of Dharamsala and Mcleodganj, Pragpur is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding » MORE
 
Mango Mania in India
A crescendo of mangoes takes place April through June every year in India. They roll into the markets » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Surya Samudra Private Retreats, Kovalam
At the recently renovated Surya Samudra Resort at Kovlam, enjoy moments of solitude and leisure as you explore Kerala’s famed beach destination
 
 
Surya Samudra began life in private hands, home to Klaus Schleusener, a German professor, who built an octagonal cabin on a rocky promontory midway » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
New Flights this Summer
Kingfisher Airline has introduced new and additional flights this summer. Two new flights have been announced between Delhi- Leh- Delhi.
 
 
They have also introduced a flight between Leh- Jammu and Delhi. Another new sector added is Mumbai- Guwahati- Mumbai. With the Kingfisher additional flights Leh (Ladakh) » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Hemis Festival, Ladakh (10-11 July 2011)
The Hemis festival is a celebration like no other… with lamas wearing colorful robes & masks as they perform dances which are the main
 
 
attractions for the people visiting Ladakh for this colour and joyous festival. Splendid masked dances are performed to the accompaniment of cymbals, drums & long horns. » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Chidambaram Temple
In this edition of Monuments of India we bring you the Chidambaram temple famous for temple architecture situated at Chidambaram town
 
 
and can be included for a visit while travelling between Pondicherry and Tanjore. Chidambaram Temple located in the heart of the temple town of Chidambaram » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Vechur Cow- A Guinness World Record holder
The Guinnes Book of Records has a new entry from Kerala, India. Two Vechur cows have created a record for being » MORE
 
Saree- The National Outfit Of Indian Women
A sari or saree is a traditional and ethnic Indian women attire. This garment is in style for over 5000 years for the simple » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
From: Jutta and Ernst Koepke, Germany
Dear Team LPTI,
We have returned home from a truly
 
 
"Incredible India" tour. Our wonderful experience is to a very large extent based on an excellent and well managed organization from your agency. All through our trip from » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
The Great Indian Travel Bazaar in Jaipur
Great Indian Travel Bazaar 2011, the travel extravaganza was held in Jaipur from 17th - 19th April 2011 and Le Passage to India & its SBU’s
 
 
participated and benefitted extensively from it. The event started with a somber start with its inauguration at Sisodia Rani ka Bagh, shorn off all the formal speeches by State » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
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 exciting event in India. The 2011 Formula ... » MORE
 
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup... » MORE
 
 
 
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