India Update Issue 25 | May 2011 LPTI
Season’s Greetings!

With the month of May, comes the celebration of family vacations, bright sunny days and occasional rainfall which has its own charm in this Sunshine Country. It is a pleasure to present to you this week edition of the India Update that focuses on the many exciting facets of Incredible India!

The India Update features for you, the beautiful region of Ladakh, where serenity is beckons you! With the onset of summers, sipping a glass of chilled wine is a certain pleasure, so, here’s an option to pack your bags and head for our signature India wine tour, else reserve yourself to encounter wilderness and luxury in its full glory at the Blackbuck Lodge in the Velavadar National Park in Gujarat.

Incredible India, is synonymous with temples and cultural richness, in this issue, we introduce you to two of the architectural splendours – The Halebidu Temples near Hassan & The Ellora Caves near Aurangabad. Also on focus is the vibrant Lamayuru Gompa Festival when the town of Leh plays host to the very interesting and colourful masked dances. A must see for everyone!

For the food connoisseurs , we share with you the secret behind the rich and delicious Indian curries in our Interesting Facts section, this also includes a recipe for one of my favourite Indian curry especially for you! Also featured, is an informative article on Medical Tourism giving Destination India a whole new dimension.

We are happy to share with you, details of a recent initiative of the Le Passage Travel Foundation “Shaping Lives”. Last week, saw the special children from our partner NGO Umang in Jaipur , celebrate with some of our European Guest at a Elephant Polo match hosted by our clients for these children. Bringing joy to these special children is always a pleasure, do read more about this meaningful interaction in our What’s New at Le Passage section. And once again a heartfelt thank you to all your partners for your support and encouragement to our foundation.

All this and the regular sections of Destination Update, Signature Experience, Product Update, Hotel Update et all, are set to keep you engrossed and enthused. Sit back and delve into the essence and glories of Incredible India through your edition of India Update!

Have an Incredible Day & week!

See you at ATM Dubai from 2nd to 05th May, 2011, our stand details are AS 254.

Most Warmly,
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director

MoT selects Uttarakhand as 'First' Tourist Destination of India
According to a report, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has selected the state » MORE

Gujarat and Rajasthan join hands to promote tourism
Gujarat government has signed an agreement with Rajasthan to jointly promote tourism » MORE

UNWTO Floats a New Committee on Tourism Development
Tourism is increasingly becoming a source of growth, employment, income and revenue » MORE

A breathtaking landscape surrounded by mountains on all sides, with cool blue water lakes and stunning views » MORE
Wine Tour
Viticulture in India has a long history dating back to the time of the Indus Valley civilization when grapevines were believed » MORE
India- An Emerging Medical Tourism Hub
Some of the best hospitals and institutes in the world, with one of the most qualified doctors and specialists, economical » MORE
Bundi, Rajasthan
Adorned for its quaint lanes, fairy tale stories and rajputana background, Bundi is a small magnificent town, 36 kms » MORE
Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Panna National Park is home to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the most famous Tiger Reserves » MORE
Halebidu Temples, Hassan
Just 17km away from Belur is Halebeedu in Hassan District of Karnataka State and the ancient capital of the Hoysalas » MORE
Blackbuck Lodge, Velavadar (Gujarat)
Gujarat is a fabulous destination with so much to offer - heritage, craft, nature and many undiscovered sites for those who wish to move
away from the oft-repeated and regular. Good drivable roads and connectivity even with small airports like Bhuj and Bhavnagar make this an easy destination to program » MORE
Ellora Caves, Aurangabad (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 kms, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff, at Ellora near

Aurangabad. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life » MORE
Buddha Air to fly to Varanasi
Buddha Air, a private airline in Nepal who recently began flights on Kathmandu- Lucknow (India) sector is planningto operate flights from Kathmandu » MORE
Aviation Sector Rides On Seaplanes To Tap High Seas
After introducing the first Indian seaplane in the Andaman Islands in December 2010, the aviation industry is gearing » MORE
Yuru Kabgyat (Lamayuru Gompa Festival 28 - 29 Jun 2011)
The monastic festivals are annual events of the major monasteries which the local people eagerly look forward to attending, both for

attaining religious merit and as a means of social entertainment. These are generally held to commemorate the establishment of a particular monastery, the birth anniversary » MORE
Indian Curry
The word 'curry' is synonymous with Indian food! Indian curries are known for their wide variety, spices, rich flavor » MORE
The Bamboo Flute
Bansuri and Venu are common Indian flutes. They are typically made of Bamboo or reed. There are two varieties... » MORE
Your Feedback Is Important
Dear Team LPTI
I wanted to write to you sooner but got tied up with work as soon as I reached back. Nevertheless
this is to tell you that your tour were superb. It was really organized, the guides did a great job and spoke very well in spanish, everything was organized very well. » MORE
21st April ’11 – An Eventful Day for the Foundation
April once again saw 40 special children duly accompanied by their caretakers from NGO Umang, Jaipur, disembark gleefully at Dera Amer

Jaipur. The sight of five elephants in their regal polo attire and the sound of drums and trumpets had most of the children clapping well before their entry into this picturesque » 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 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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