India Update Issue 39 | Aug 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

This week’s India Update will unravel for you, the historical Buddhist pilgrimage site of Rajgir in Bihar and one of its kind Doll Museum in Delhi. For a maharaja experience catch a glimpse of Laxmi Niwas Palace- A heritage hotel in Bharatpur or get pampered on our signature journey to Moksha-Himalayan Spa retreat in Himanchal Pradesh for an experience as incredible as India. Not leaving the food connoisseurs behind, we present to you recipe of a popular Indian dish of Butter Chicken to enjoy Indian flavours on your plate.

If in India this month, don’t miss to attend a possible Iftar party since the holy Month of Ramadan is on, for an authentic ‘n hearty Indian Muslim meal. Read more about this in our festival section. Our other regular sections are here to keep you equally engrossed.

Hope you would enjoy our this week’s showcase. We would also like to thankyou for your valuable feedbacks on our India Updates and we are in process of implementing the suggestions of making our India Update editions short and crisp weekly and elaborate monthly. Do keep writing in to us, we love to hear from you.

Hope you have an incredible week!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Rajgir, the Buddhist Site
Rajgir is one of the Buddhist pilgrimage sites of India, encircled by five holy hills. It is a historical town 60 kilometers away from Patna » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Moksha, Himalayan SPA Retreat
Open your imagination to Himachal Pradesh and Moksha, India’s newest hotspot. Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort in Parwanoo » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Sariska to get two Ranthambore tiger cubs
The Sariska tiger reserve, which has two tigers and three tigresses, will get two tiger cubs to add to the big cat numbers » MORE
 
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HOTEL UPDATE
Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur
Set amidst the extensive 50 acres, the Laxmi Vilas Palace was built in 1887 for Raja Ragunath Singh, the younger brother of the then Bharatpur
 
 
ruler, Maharaja Ram Singh. The palace was earlier called Raghunath Niwas, though the locals always preferred to call it Kakaji ka Mahal. Later on in 1994 the palace was converted » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Fuel-efficient Boeing 787 to join Air India fleet by year-end
National carrier Air India will welcome passengers on its first state-of-the-art and fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner when the aircraft
 
 

with warm and welcoming interiors coupled with comfortable seating and entertainment systems. "The aircraft will have beautifully designed and decorated interiors » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Ramadan (Muslim fasting month)
Ramadan also (Ramadhan, Ramadaan, Ramazan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which lasts 29 to 30 days. It is the
 
 
Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating and drinking during daylight hours and is intended to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality, humility » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Doll Museum, Delhi
Dolls Museum is one the most renowned museums in New Delhi which has a huge collections of dolls from across the globe. The
 
 
renowned political cartoonist, K. Shankar Pillai (1902-1989) founded this museum in 1965 with thousand dolls. The museum covers an area of 5,184.5 square feet (481.66 m2). » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Neem Tree
Neem ( Azadirachta Indica) is popularly known as the miracle tree or “Nimba” in India. It is a tall evergreen tree » MORE
 
Butter Chicken
In our Newsletter dated 18th July we introduced you to the famous Indian Butter Chicken dish. In this issue we bring you the recipe » MORE
 
 
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Lpti services and organization of our tour were excellent throughout. Every single step was
 
 
organized and during the whole tour we felt permanently taken care of. We had a wonderful and interesting time in India and Thank you very much for it. » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Ninth Foundation Day Celebrations: 06 Aug 2011
Le Passage celebrated nine years of its existence and metamorphic rise into the premium Destination Management Company in
 
 
India, on 06 Aug 2011. Our CSR Department, under the agies of Le Passage Travel Foundation - Shaping Lives, took the onus of organizing the extensive social participation » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is a celebration of national and international writers... » MORE
 
The Indian Grand Prix will be a Formula One race and LPTI brings to you special packages to be a part of this exciting event in India. ...>>MORE
 
Taj Mahal Trophy-International Amateur Golf Championship... » MORE
 
 
 
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