India Update Issue 38 | Aug 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

India Update this week showcases some of Rajasthan’s jewels and gems that you would like to adorn on your itinerary to the west. Make your way to Kishangarh, the treasure town of beautiful Bani Thani paintings and murals where there’s more to explore than you think it is, the imposing crowning glory of Jodhpur, Fort Mehrangarh that will leave you dazzled with its gigantic size and also the unique dance of Rajasthani culture – Kalbelia where women acrobatically dance to the lively music played by their tribesmen, featured in our Interesting Facts about India. More on this section we have especially shared with you the mouthwatering recipe of Tandoori Chicken for the Indian food connoisseurs.

Festivals in India are not just religiously significant to our culture, it’s also an Indian way to come together and celebrate life and its existence. You will notice this in the extravagant celebration of the Durga Puja, more common to the state of West Bengal, where 10 days of dance, drama and extensive praying to please the Goddess prevails with lots of thrill and fervor. The Signature Experience showcased is a special one , enjoy our Self Drive Holidays that are exciting road trips with the company of a professional road book and a GPS navigation system to keep you company.

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Have an Incredible week!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Kishangarh - Rajasthan
Kishangarh is a small town 27 Kms north east of Ajmer. This princely state in the heart of Rajasthan was once ruled » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
SelfDrive Holidays
Take the driving seat to enjoy the romance of India at your own speed. SelfDrive India, two to three week tours » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Bijapur - Karnataka
Nestling in the northern part of Karnataka, Bijapur is a historically important city of the state. Though the historical town » MORE
 
Coconut Lagoon - Kumarakom
Heritage echoes in Coconut Lagoons dark timbers. Until a few years ago, the old 'therawads' or family homes » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Vivanta by Taj - Yashwantpur, Bangalore
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comprised of 20 hotels and resorts in India and the Indian Ocean region, Vivanta by Taj is represented across key metropolitan capitals as well as popular holiday destinations like Kashmir » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
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the way for greater bilateral trade in the sector. "India-US Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement [BASA] will improve passenger safety and therefore caps the success » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Durga Puja Festival
Durga Puja is a joyous celebration all over India, especially West Bengal. Dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga, it is celebrated from the sixth
 
 
to tenth day of the waning moon in the month of Ashvin, sixth month in the Bengali calendar, corresponding to the months of September and October. The start of the festival sees huge » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort stands a hundred feet in splendour on a perpendicular cliff, four hundred feet above the sky line of Jodhpur. Burnished red
 
 
sand stone, imposing, invincible and yet with a strange haunting beauty that beckons. Much has been written about the Citadel of the Sun, for truly, it is one of the most impressive » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori Chicken is a very popular Indian dish made with roasted chicken, yogurt, and spices. Cooked in an oven or on a barbeque » MORE
 
Kalbelia Dance
The fascinating Kalbelia dance, performed to celebrate any joyful moment in the community, is an integral part of Rajasthani culture. » MORE
 
 
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WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Viaggidea FAM trip
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the first time, we planned for them a trip to visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, majestic Delhi and vibrant Rajasthan. During this week long trip, our friends experienced the myriad sights » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is a celebration of national and international writers... » MORE
 
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