India Update Issue 41 | Aug 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

India fascinates! Add a liberal dose of sensual to it and what you end up with is one of the most intricate and rewarding dramas on earth.

In this edition of the India Update, we present to you a Signature Experience that will take you on a wine tour to some of India’s best vineyards of Nasik ; the modern city of Ahmedabad that blended perfectly with everything that is authentically Gujarati, the Kanha National Park one of India’s prestigious tiger reserve, Devprayag that’s better known ‘Dev Bhoomi’ your stopover for an ultimate religious tour in India & Jaipur’s iconic City Palace.

Also, last week India celebrated its 64th Independence Day and in true spirit of the occasion, we organised a painting competition for our colleagues’ children across all our 22 offices. It was a delightful experience to see the kids pour their hearts out in colours, as we got a chance to mingle with each others’ families, read about this event in our What’s New section.

Hope you enjoy this edition of India Update! Have an incredible week ahead.

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
JUST IN

Rajasthan may get helicopter charter services
Rajasthan may soon have helicopter taxis provided the government gives its nod to a proposal » MORE

Foreign tourists arrival up by 10% with more than 800 Visa on arrivals in July 2011
Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during July, 2011 have risen to 4.98 lakh as compared to FTAs » MORE

Delhi's Airport Metro Express stations opens for commuters
The Delhi Airport Metro Express line (DAMEL) opened its Dhaula Kuan and Delhi Aerocity stations » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Ahmedabad
The former capital city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is the largest city of the state & the administrative centre of Ahmedabad » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Nasik’s Wineries
India’s rapid growth as a wine-producing nation has been running in parallel with the country’s growing love affair with wine in general. » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Kanha National Park
The Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh came into being in 1955 and forms the core of the Kanha Tiger Reserve » MORE
 
Devprayag, Uttarakhand
Also known as the Dev Bhoomi, Devprayag is situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda and the Bhagirathi rivers » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Premier Inn Shalimar Bagh, Delhi
UK and Ireland's biggest and fastest growing award winning hotel brand Premier Inn launched its second property in Delhi. With over 580 budget
 
 
hotels Premier Inn offers quality accommodation at value for money prices. Premier Inn New Delhi Shalimar Bagh offers 143-centrally air conditioned rooms, a multi cuisine restaurant » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Madurai airport gears for international flights
Madurai airport is poised for a major leap with the decks being cleared for the operation of international flights. Airports Authority of India
 
 
(AAI) chairman V P Agarwal, who was in Chennai on Sunday, said that the Union finance ministry had issued an order acknowledging the Madurai airport as a customs airport. » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Amongmong Festival, Nagaland
The Eastern State of Nagaland has various tribes, each celebrating various harvest festivals across the year. Each tribe regard their festivals
 
 
sacrosanct and participation in celebration is compulsory. They celebrate their distinct seasonal festivals with a pageantry of colour and a feast of music. » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
The City Palace, Jaipur
Located in the heart of the walled city, the City Palace Complex is one of the most famous landmark & architectural splendor built between
 
 
1729 and 1732 by the founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The complex gives us an idea about the farsightedness of architect who left behind a legacy... » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
A tribute to the legend – ‘Shammi Kapoor’
‘Springs under his feet, smile on his lips and songs from the heart, he kept the audience stuck to its chairs with his charm » MORE
 
An Indian kitchen’s favourite – Aloo Gobi (Potatoes & Cauliflower)
Aloo Gobi is a popular Indian vegetarian dish and easy to make too... » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback Is Important
From: Ms. Lisa Holman & Ms. Annette Holman
England
Very enjoyable tour on the whole- saw so much
 
 
and every place was so different. Could easily spend a couple of nights in each to make a 2 week tour. A lot of travelling but this was expected and the car was very comfortable. » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Independence Day Celebrations
We are delighted to share with you a very special celebration in our offices last week. Children of our colleagues between the age group of 5-16
 
 
yrs, celebrated India’s 64th Independence day with us. In spirit of the occasion our Human Resources organized a on the spot painting competition for the young » 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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