India Update Issue 33 | June 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

India is more than your imagination! It is a celebration of existence, a manifestation of life in countless colours and a memorable moment to cherish forever, this treasure in boundless!

Explore some lesser known jewels of India in this week’s issue of India Update. Walk the mesmerizing, steeped in history ‘Baolis’ meaning Step Wells, of Abhaneri in Rajasthan, revel at the architectural beauty of Dungarpur; enjoy the vibrance of the colours and crafts of Bhuj, in Gujarat and take in the religious fables of the holy cities of Haridwar, Uttarakhand and Puri, Orissa. All this and more in your personal edition of our India Update.

Make nature and leisure your calling, sail down the backwaters of Goa, and experience the contrast of tranquil waters amidst the swaying palms and boisterous beaches of Goa. Read about the truly fascinating traditional facts of India; the old age custom of hanging ‘Nazar Battus – the Evil Eye’ and the ‘Naadi Shastra readings - Palm Leaf Astrology’ that co-exist in perfect harmony in the Incredible New Age India.

Truly, India is more than a destination, it’s a celebration! So come and join us celebrate bountiful beauty, culture and traditions like none other!

Have an Incredible week!

Warm Regards
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Arunachal Pradesh set to launch rural tourism project
With means to promote rural tourism, the state of Arunachal Pradesh is all set to launch » MORE

Dera-Ki-Gali being developed as first Eco-Tourism spot in J&K
Set amid dense woods in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, Dera-Ki-Gali » MORE

Rajasthan tourism to roll out 100 food joints
The Rajasthan Tourism Department plans to roll out 100 new food joints along national » MORE

‘Ananda in the Himalayas’ wins AsiaSpa Awards!
Conferred the ‘Hall of Fame’ at the recently concluded AsiaSpa Awards 2011 in India » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Dungarpur, Rajasthan
Far south of the state of Rajasthan, huddled in the foothills of the Aravali, is the interesting city of Dungarpur. A fascinating » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Backwater Trail of Goa
Been there, Done that!!! Goa’s must- do’s - lounging on sandy beaches of luxurious resorts, staying in quaint Portuguese homes » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Haridwar
After flowing for 253 kms from its source at Gaumukh at the edge of the Gangotri Glacier, the place where the holy River » MORE
 
Puri, Orissa
Puri is a coastal district of Orissa located 60 km from Bhubaneshwar the Capital of Orissa. Known for its historic antiquities » MORE
 
Stepwells of Abhaneri
Abhaneri is a small village, situated 95 km from Jaipur located on the Jaipur-Agra road, is one of upcoming destinations of Rajasthan. » MORE
 
Bhuj, Gujarat
Arid land, maze-like streets, colourful houses, intricate work on temples – Bhuj is the district headquarter of Kutch and a city known » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Patan Mahal, Patan, Rajasthan
Located above city of Patan is nestled a delightful palace representing traditional Rajasthani architecture called Patan Mahal. » MORE
 
Fairmont, Jaipur
Jaipur, the “Pink City” and the legendary capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, attracts flocks of visitors wishing » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Buoyant Bengal on radar, three airlines set to land
Three foreign carriers that will touch done the east India land will surely shore up investor confidence in Bengal » MORE
 
Jet Airways marks history with 2 million passengers in May 2011
Capitalising on the improvement in Global Business environment » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Janmashtami - Birth of Lord Krishna
Janmashtami one of the most popular Hindu festival marking the celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna. This festival is is also known as Sri
 
 
Krishna Jayanti and Krishnashtmi. The actual day of celebration can be on two different days as the star 'Rohini' and Ashtami may not be on the same day. These days correspond to the August » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Somnathpura Temples - Mysore
Somanathapura also known as Somnathpur is located 35 km from Mysore city of Karnataka state. Somanathapura is famous for the
 
 
Chennakesava Temple (also called Kesava or Keshava temple) built by Soma, a dandanayaka (commander) in 1268 CE under Hoysala king Narasimha III, when the Hoysalas were the major » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Nazar Battu
You must have often seen mischievous things/ ornaments hanging outside offices, houses and behind vehicles in India » MORE
 
Naadi Shashtra
Naadi Shashtra or Palm leaf Astrology is an ancient Indian method of recording data. It is believed that by reading » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
Dear Team India
My friend and I were looking for a truly unique experience that enabled us to combine all of our
 
 
favourite past times into one incredible experience. A difficult brief we thought! We had a budget and a request for great food and as keen fisherman and photographers a fabulous trip » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Summer Treat For Deepalaya Children
In our continuous efforts of improvising the lives of the lesser privileged children of our partner NGOs, this summer, Shaping Lives came their
 
 
best foot forward to bring the meaning of the word ‘summer vacations’ alive for the children of ‘Deepalaya’. Our NGO Deepalaya called us to seek some entertainment or outing » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
LPTI brings to you an exclusive opportunity to play your favourite sport- Golf... » MORE
 
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... » MORE
 
 
 
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