India Update Issue 36 | July 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

Presenting to you this week’s India Update with many more interesting facets of Incredible India!

India’s rich flora and fauna beckons you to its serenity! Indulge in marking a tiger trail, engage in some bird watching or simply sit back and take in the aroma of the ever glowing Indian flora as we offer you never-ending excitement in this newsletter. Our Signature Experience showcased this week is a specially crafted programme to see, feel and experience the best of wilderness across the subcontinent, guided by a proficient naturalist who will make this journey memorable.

Also in this issue acquaint yourself with Trivandrum, a city with a rich unique cultural charm that is sure to enthrall you. Also read about the beautiful city of Kozhikode, an upcoming destination that one must add to itinerary when exploring North Kerala, take-in the awe-inspiring views of the Pangong Lake of Ladakh and we reveal for you secrets of why the Banyan tree is so revered in India and how the mouth-watering ‘Butter Chicken’ recipe came to existence, all this and more in this week’s edition of India Update.

On a somber note, the incident in Mumbai last week has been most unfortunate and the Governments both at the State ( Maharashtra) and the Centre have condemned the attack. The serial blasts in the financial capital of India- Mumbai have not caused panic and normalcy has been restored. We had a few clients in Mumbai, who are all safe, and business is as usual in the city.

To promote the message of harmony, a unique World Peace Ceremony was held by NPO, Japan with children from our NGO Partner Deepalaya and Salwan Public school, a noted public school in Delhi. Read about this noble initiative in our ‘Whats New’ section, that wishes for each country’s peace through prayers.

Do keep writing in to us.

Have an incredible week!

Warm Regards
Managing Director
Arjun Sharma
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J&K Tourism organises road shows in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok
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Gujarat to hold month-long festival to promote Saputara as monsoon destination
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SKAL Club of Bombay launches official website
SKAL Club of Bombay recently launched its official website, www.skalbombay.org » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)
Trivandrum, now known by the name Thiruvananthapuram, is the capital of southern state of Kerala. » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
The Wild India Journey
A truly special signature experience let by a wildlife expert is in the offing this for November 2011 and April 2012. » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Rohetgarh Fort
Rajasthan state has an array of interesting products and continuing on the trail we up- date you this time on a beautiful » MORE
 
SUN BURN Festival, Goa
Sunburn 2011 in Goa this December
Sunburn is a 3-Day Electronic Dance Music Festival held in Goa, India. » MORE
 
Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala
Kozhikode also known as Calicut, the most important region of Malabar region in yesteryears, was the capital » MORE
 
Pangong Lake (Ladakh)
Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m. is about 130 km » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Holiday Inn, Cochin
The just opened Holiday Inn Cochin is located in the cosmopolitan city of Cochin with its bustling commercial port. Holiday Inn Cochin is a 212
 
 
room Kerala themed hotel conveniently located on National Highway 47 at distance of 5 kms from the city centre and with approx. 40 minutes drive time from the Cochin » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
India’s tallest ATC tower at Delhi airport
After the biggest terminal and the longest runway, Delhi airport is all set to have the tallest Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower » MORE
 
Cathay Pacific Plans a restart flights to Kolkata
Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has written to the West Bengal Chief Minister, with a request to help it explore the possibility » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Independence Day, India - 15th August
Independence Day of India is celebrated on Fifteenth of August to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a
 
 
sovereign nation in 1947. Observed as a national holiday all across India, the day is marked with flag-hoisting ceremonies at all government establishments » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Bangalore Palace, Bangalore
Bangalore Palace, a private residence, to look like a smaller replica of the Windsor Castle in England was built by Reverend J Garret, the
 
 
first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now known as Central College. The Palace and the grounds surrounding it are spread across 454 acres (183 ha). » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Banyan Tree
The Banyan, or Indian fig tree, is considered a symbol of immortality and is mentioned in many Indian myths and legends. » MORE
 
Butter Chicken
A classical Indian dish, Butter Chicken, is an integral part of the Punjabi cuisine. It’s origin though is credited to the restaurant » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
Dear Madhu,
Namaste!
Yesterday I spoke with Mrs Bock.
 
 
Everything was perfect, organisation, guides, ... and her special wishes like visiting a school, ... too. A Special thank you for taking care, after her son felt down at Jaipur Hotel » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
A Unique World Peace Ceremony By NPO International World Peace Symphony
Le Passage Travel Foundation had the unique experience of playing host to NPO International World Peace Symphony, Japan. The NPO (Not-for-Profit Corporation) was established on June 1st 2010 and
 
 

accepted by the Prime Minister of Japan as an organization that wishes and acts for world peace. Their mission is to play an active part for world peace movement not only in Japan » 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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