India Update Issue 40 | Aug 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

In India every stone has a story. Every region, a recipe. Every town, a masterpiece. And every journey, a soul. Together, they all create the spirit of Incredible India.

This India Update takes you through the journey of charismatic metro city Mumbai, the pilgrimage site of Lumbini in Nepal and introduces you to the joyous ‘n unique Dusshera celebrations in the hill town of Kullu. Also unravel the stone story behind the Dhauli Rock edicts in Orissa or immerse in the heritage luxury of Sardargarh Fort hotel, an extravagant creation by the men of bygone era near Udaipur.

Since the holy month of Ramadan is ongoing for the Muslims around the world, it’s the perfect time to familiarize you with the cheerful festival of Eid-ul-Fitr and its celebrations. Read on about the Chaand Raat (Night of the Eid moon) and the cultural colors of India during this festival. This time also try your hand on a famous Mughal snack – Seekh Kebab, which is sure to receive great applauses from your family and friends.

Many reasons indeed to choose the joy that is this destination India. We look forward to hear from you, your suggestions and ideas to make our India updates better.

Have an incredible week ahead!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
JUST IN

Gujarat to tap Gandhi legacy
Gujarat is developing 21 places linked to the Father of the Nation encouraging more tourism to the state. » MORE

Rashtrapati Bhavan turns 80
A postage stamp to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the commissioning on Rashtrapati Bhavan » MORE

First private regional airport in India by 2012
First private regional airport in India by 2012. ‘With India poised to be the third largest aviation market by the end of this decade » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Mumbai
Pulsating, Alive, On the Move, Vibrant, Fun -- this is Mumbai or as it is still frequently referred to Bombay – The city that never sleeps! » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
KALACHAKRA PUJA 2012, Bodhgaya
The highest and most foremost of all tantric systems taught by the glorious Buddha, lord of all mandalas, is none other » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Kullu Dusshera, Kullu
The festival of ‘Dusshera’, commemorating the victory of Lord Rama over the Demon Ravana is celebrated all over India... » MORE
 
Lumbini- Birthplace of Buddha
Lord Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama in the town of Lumbini, a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Sardargarh Fort Hotel
Rajasthan is well known for transforming its majestic forts and palaces into heritage hotels that are truly enduring. One of such magnificent
 
 
creations is the Sardargarh Fort. This extravagant creation by men of a bygone era, placed amidst the mountains of Chuppun near Udaipur, Rajasthan. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Flydubai to launch direct flight from Ahemdabad
Dubai's first low cost airline flydubai will launch flights to the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat from August 27, 2011. The flights will operate once in a
 
 
week on Saturdays only. Ahemdabad is the world's third fastest growing city in the world and will be the 44th destination added by the Dubai based » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Eid- ul- Fitr – 31st Aug’ 2011
Eid-ul-Fitr is a festival that marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, popularly known as the "Festival of Breaking of the Fast". This joyous
 
 
day is celebrated to give thanks for the blessings of Ramadan. Muslims attend the congregational Eid prayer service which is held in the morning. They wear new clothing, cook delicious food » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Dhauli Rock Edicts near Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
As you drive down the highway from the capital of Orissa - Bhubaneswar towards Puri, the temple city, and 8 kms south of Bhubaneswar is a hill
 
 
with vast open space, which has the famous Edicts of Ashoka engraved on a mass of rock, by the side of the road leading to the summit of the hill. The rock outcropping on Dhauli hill » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
PRANAYAMA
Pranayama is a Sanskrit word meaning "extension of the prana or breath" or more accurately, "extension of the life force". » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - SEEKH KABAB
This week we bring you an age old Indian recipe of Delicious Kababs made from Lamb mince, and grilled on skewers. » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
Feedback from Norway
The whole group were very satisfied of the program set up by LPTI. Not only did we get the
 
 
facts and some insight of the way of living in India by the guides, which we appreciated.
Best Wishes, Maria Francisca Francis » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Belgium Guests Visited NGO Akshar Society
A team our key tour agents from Belgium, on a fam trip to India, were given the Akshar experience, by Shaping Lives, at Jaipur on 08 Aug
 
 
2011. Akshar Society is one of our empanelled NGOs working on the education and upliftment of approx 850 less privileged children from the slums of Jaipur. » 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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