India Update Issue 29 | May 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

It is delightful to note that many of you made it to Bhutan for the really fantastic Literary extravaganza of Mountain Echoes’ 2011, a special thank you to you for helping us make this event a success. It is indeed heartwarming to have friends and partners like you always encouraging us to bring innovative and novella experiences to you.

In this week’s edition of the India Update, we showcase for you an interesting array of Incredible India’s rich and diverse values, traditions, cultures, cuisines, natural wealth & deep rooted history. Captured here are some treasures, that will charm you like no other, take a trip to two beautiful destinations close the hill station of Coorg; The Dubare Elephant Camp and The Tibetan Monastery at Bylakuppe, both epitomizing joy and serenity. The India Update journey continues as we take you to Lucknow, the ancient Awadhi city, of north India that is sure to charm you with its majestic Mughal architecture and mouth watering culinary delights. A novelle signature experience to make wedding vows even more special is in this issue, choose from amongst some of the most regal settings in royal palaces and forts across the state of Rajasthan, and make this special occasion even more delightful. What’s more being in Rajasthan, you can also see and buy a piece of the ‘pink city’ in its world famous & graceful jewellery!

Also in this issue , explore the ancient Caves of Bhimbetka in Bhopal in central India and the National Museum of Delhi that houses some of most treasured archives of our country , soak in the - breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and green valley’s in Kanatal – a quaint hill town in north India; experience the vibrant colours and ecstasy of Buddhist monks dressed to celebrate the Phyang Gompa Festival in Leh and the newly opened Wildflower Villas in Goa.

We hope you enjoy this edition of the India Update as much as we have putting it together for you.

Have an incredible week !

Warm Regards

Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai is now the first airport in the country » MORE

Gujarat to get a new ropeway
Ropeways in general and specifically at religious sights are a boon to the environment » MORE

Monsoon brings strict security measures on house boats in Alleppey
With an eye to ensure safety during the monsoon season, the district administration of » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Dubare Elephant Camp & Namdroling Monastery, Bylakuppe
Last week we updated you with Coorg, the most beautiful hill station of Karnataka state. This week we will take you » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Venues for Royal Weddings in Rajasthan
Indian Royal weddings have a charm that stands them apart. They are beautiful, elegant, full of excitement, lots of ceremonies » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Kanatal, Uttarakhand
The name may sound strange to you but it is slowly getting popular. Many international tourists stop for an overnight » MORE
 
Lucknow
Located in what was historically known as the Awadh (Oudh) region, Lucknow has always been a multicultural city, and » MORE
 
Jaipur Jewellery
When in the pink city, take time out to see and feel the age old traditional art of jewellery making in Jaipur. Jaipur from » MORE
 
National Museum, New Delhi
The National Museum in New Delhi is the largest museum in India. It holds variety of articles ranging from pre-historic » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Wildflower Villas, Goa
Welcome to Wildflower Villas, a boutique resort in Goa on an 8 acre hilly property, overlooking the Sinquerim river and the Aguada bay in the
 
 
distance. Wildflower Villas has a totally green and fresh environment which offers luxury in simplicity, peace, privacy and personalized service. Wildflower Villas have 7 rooms » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Navi Mumbai international airport clears final hurdle
The steering committee of the Union Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday cleared the final hurdle for the Navi Mumbai international airport. The stamp of
 
 
approval to the master plan was given at a meeting held in New Delhi. A state official told Mumbai Mirror that the airport will be developed in four phases with 2014, 2017, 2025 and 2031 » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Phyang Gompa Festival, Leh
The monastery is one of only two in Ladakh belonging to the Drikung Kagyu, Dri-gung-pa or Drigungpa school, one of eight schools derived
 
 
from the teachings of Phakmadrupa Dorje Gyelpo (1110-1170 CE). It is located just 15 kilometres west of Leh just 4 km off the main Leh - Srinagar highway. It was established » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Bhimbetka Caves near Bhopal
Bhopal is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh state and a take off point for many exciting places and sights in surrounding areas such as Sanchi
 
 
Stupa, Bhojpur temples and Bhimbetka Caves which is presently our topic of discussion. Surrounded by the northern fringe of the Vindhyan ranges, Bhimbetka lies 46 km South » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Parakeet Astrologers of India
Fortune tellers use green parakeets to pick up tarot cards. They interpret the tarot cards to foretell a person’s future. » MORE
 
Bhasma
This is the ash from the homa (sacrificial fire) where special wood along with ghee (vegetable oil) and other herbs is offered to » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
In this newsletter we share with you feedback of two senior official from a very large international partners who recently visited India on a 02 week
 
 
trip with us. There detailed feedback is indeed very heartwarming and motivating for our team to continue its endeavours in making guest experiences memorable and delightful. Fantastic! » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Mountain Echoes – The Literary Extravaganza
Le Passage to India partnered the recently concluded Literary Festival - Mountain Echoes, held in the picturesque city of Thimpu from
 
 
20- 24 May 2011. Our team attended the extravaganza and was mesmerized by the uniqueness of the event and beauty of the pristine country of Bhutan. Mountain Echoes » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
LPTI brings to you special packages to be a part of this exciting event in India. The 2011 Formula... » MORE
 
Taj Mahal Trophy-International Amateur Golf Championship (01-08 April 2012)... » MORE
 
Mountain Echoes, the unique literary extravaganza... » MORE
 
 
 
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