India Update Issue 46 | Sep 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

India is a land where culture echoes, traditions speak, beauty enthralls and diversity delights. A country with unlimited tourism potential, an incredible land in every sense. In our quest to introduce various facets of India to you, here we are, to showcase some more incredible features of the country!

We bring to you this week, the royal and green city of Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh; the authentic and signature experience at the Devra homestay in Udaipur; the vibrant and lively festivals of Navratri & Ganga Mahotsav; the heritage charm of the Ranbanka Palace in Jodhpur and the historical Brihadisvara temple in Thanjavur.

Also on platter is the traditional and artistic brass jewelry of Karnataka and Paneer pakora to pamper your art & taste buds.

Hope you would enjoy reading the edition. We love to hear from you, do keep writing to us.

Have an Incredible week ahead!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Orissa to build Jagannath temple replica for non-Hindu tourists
Orissa to build Jagannath temple replica for non-Hindu tourists Amid the raging debate » MORE

Kerala to launch luxury boat services from Alappuzha and Kollam
The Kerala State Water Transport Department (SWTD) is all set to launch a boat service » MORE

New Jungle Camps and Trails for budget tourists in Karnataka
Karnataka Tourism has launched a new programme aimed at budget tourists – Jungle Camps » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh
Just over a 100 km from Gwalior, Shivpuri is steeped in the royal legacy of its past, when it was the summer capital » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Devra Home Stay, Udaipur
Devra Homestay near Udaipur is a privately owned five acre estate. Devra literally translates to 'where God resides' » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Navratri in Gujarat
Navratri, meaning 'nine nights', is one of the most popular and widely celebrated Hindu festivals in many parts of India. Gujarat, however, is the only
 
 
state that erupts into a nine-night dance festival, perhaps the longest in the world. Each night, all over the state, villages and cities alike, people gather in open spaces to celebrate feminine divinity » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Ranbanka Palace, Jodhpur
The Ranbanka Palace, a heritage hotel in Jodhpur, Rajasthan traces its linage to the former Rulers of Jodhpur. Recently, hotel underwent
 
 
complete restoration and up gradation, thus increasing its room inventory, upgrading its public and service areas. The hotel offers 80 rooms divided in four categories. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Fly to Agra from global destinations soon
Agra to have an airport to ease the tourists travelling plans visiting the region Global tourists may finally be able to fly directly into Agra, the city
 
 
of the Taj Mahal that attracts millions every year. While the civil aviation ministry has moved to identify land for an international airport, the existing airport at Kheria is also being upgraded » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Ganga Mahotsav (Ganges Festival), Varanasi
Ganga Mahotsav (Ganges Festival) is a five day event celebrated on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi. This festival is celebrated to promote
 
 
Varanasi as the cultural capital of India and the Ganges as India’s lifeline. Ganga or Ganges has always been an integral part of India and is considered as a thing of reverence » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Brihadisvara temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Gangaikonda Cholapuram (Unesco World Heritage Site) was erected as the capital of the Cholas by Rajendra Chola I, the son and
 
 
successor of Rajaraja Chola, the great Chola who conquered a large area in South India at the beginning of the 11th century C.E. It occupies an important place in the history of India. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Jewellery of Karnataka State
A striking piece of jewellery worn in Karnataka is called the tulunad, which is a cast- brass two-part belt, having its top edged » MORE
 
Recipe of the week - Paneer Pakora
Paneer Pakora is a popular North Indian snack enjoyed with afternoon tea. Crunchy paneer pakoda is a popular crispy » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback is Important
Feedback from Italy:
The tour was really perfect. We saw lots of wonderful places including the great one-Taj
 
 
Mahal. During our tour we enjoyed different monuments and saw many hotels which we really liked. The service and hospitality was really nice. The program was perfect as I think- course » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
An initiative by the Team Goa
The off shore locations imprinted their CSR signatures in different ways. Goans are especially known for their large hearts and
 
 
compassion and our Goa Le Passage team was no different. When the generous collection by all colleagues for ‘sponsor a child’ exceeded the previous year’s amount » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
We are the Official Event Partners for Inter Pacific Bar Association’s 22nd Annual Conference in New Delhi. ...>>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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