India Update Issue 31 | June 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

With pitter patter on my window, and the lovely breeze announcing the onset on the Indian monsoon, experience the romance of India , soak in the freshness that beckons you to our Incredible Land!

There is peace, serenity and greenery, bestowed all around, right from the tiny lanes of the hills of Kumaon - our signature experience this week, to the picturesque and fascinating tribes of Madhya Pradesh. Let these incredible sojourns enthrall you with their landscapes and living styles so unique to the region. There’s lots more interesting news and information in this week’s issue, come up-close with a the traditional handwork done by women of Kerala to make coir out of coconut husk right in front of you, enjoy a trip to the charm of the Victorian hill town of Darjeeling which has, since eternity, been the land of tea gardens and an ultimate retreat during in this season!

India is like a magical box, every time you open it, you’ll see something new and exciting, in our section of Interesting facts about India, read and open the story of the legendary and very popular till date game of Snakes n Ladders and the scared symbol of ‘Swastika’. Also read about Kathakali, the intricate dance form of south India and the festival of Rakhi celebrating the relationship of a brother and sister.

It’s a fascinating time to be in India, birds chirping, glistening greenery and the beauty of the countless colours of life that surround the monsoon welcoming you to this magical land!

Have an incredible week ahead!

Warm Regards

Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

IRCTC’s special tour to the Vaishno Devi Shrine
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US plans to promote Sikkim as an Eco-Tourism destination
The US will promote Sikkim as a popular eco-tourism destination among Americans » MORE

MP Tourism to promote caravan tourism
In order to promote Caravan Tourism, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism has taken upon » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Kollam (Quilon), Kerala
One of the oldest ports on the Malabar coast, Kollam also called Quilon, is a city in the state of Kerala, lying on the banks of » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Kumaon Village Walks
In the lap of central Himalayas, lies a picturesque region of Kumaon which was mostly unknown to tourists till some years ago » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Darjeeling
Vast expanses of tea gardens & glistening Mt Kanchenjunga towering over a quaint town with friendly singing gorkhas, » MORE
 
A Tribal Experience in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh or “36 forts”, one of the least densely populated and urbanized regions of peninsular India, retains a strong rural » MORE
 
Kathakali Classical Indian Dance Drama
Kathakali is a highly stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate » MORE
 
Pench
Pench National Park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the Satpuda hills is named after Pench river, meandering through » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
The Gateway hotel Ramgarh, Jaipur
Located 30 km from Jaipur and set amidst lush gardens by the Ramgarh Lake, this lodge built in 1920 was the former hunting lodge of the
 
 
Maharaja of Jaipur. The tranquility of the mountains, the gracious charm of the retreat and the Taj hospitality make it the perfect destination for an idyllic holiday. Surrounded by 8000 » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Special terminal for low-cost airlines at Delhi’s IGI Airport
Come autumn and Delhi will become the first Indian city to have an integrated domestic-cum-international terminal exclusively for low-cost
 
 

carriers (LCC), like London's Stanstead. The GMR-backed Delhi airport management has decided to have customs and immigration facilities at terminal 1D in the next four » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a festival that celebrates the relationship between a brother and sister. The festival is observed by Hindus
 
 
and Sikhs. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Kanheri Caves, Mumbai
The Kanheri Caves are a group of rock-cut monuments, located north of Borivali on the western outskirts of Mumbai, deep within the
 
 
green forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It is 6 km from the National Park Main Gate & 7 km from Borivali Station. Tourists can go in after 7.30 a.m. Kanheri Caves are signs of » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Snakes & Ladders Game
The game of Snakes & Ladders is an ancient Indian board game that has become a worldwide classic. It was created » MORE
 
Swastika
The swastika is an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles, in either right-facing form or its mirrored left-facing form. » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
In this edition, we share with you the feedback received from a Portuguese Incentive tour operator and their experience working with us.
 
 
Dear Colleagues, Good day from Portugal
I must thank you all attention towards me and all your ability in finding the best solution in the delay in connecting to Udaipur » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Le Passage to India celebrates World Environment Day
The development of a sustainable environment is an aspect very closely linked to the long-term growth of tourism. This year our World
 
 

Environment Day celebrations at Le Passage to India were a part of the TUI Travel Plc global initiative of the weeklong event between May 30 & June 5, 2011, themed ‘Forest, Nature » 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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