India Update Issue 49 | Oct 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

This India Update read about the adorning Pink City, Jaipur and its fascinating monuments, learn about a charming Old Delhi culinary experience and fascinate yourself with the Indian Sloth Bears that are rescued and preserved in the natural environs of the city of Taj, Agra. These three cities of India that are your incredible passage to India is one of the most popular tourist circuit known as the Golden triangle of Delhi, Agra & Jaipur. Located in the heart of the country, the three cities are the highlight of this newsletter.

More to explore, learn about the festival of Karva Chauth, a tradition every married Indian woman has followed for thousands of years; an imposing hill fort, Daulatabad, that has seem many reins and stands proudly on an isloted hill to speak about its tall tales and fortifications; the striking wooden masks of West Bengal; and a mutton recipe that will surely remind of the land of Awadhs.

Le Passage is proud to share with you a proud moment when we were awarded as the ‘Best Inbound Tour Operator’ by ‘Times Travel Honour Award’ last week, do read about this in our What’s new section.

Happy reading!

Have an incredible week ahead!

Warm Regards
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
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DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Jaipur
Popularly known as the Pink City, Jaipur is the heart of Rajasthan and its capital city. Found in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
On the Old Delhi Food Trail & Old Haveli Visit
No one can escape the charm of Old Delhi, the thrill of being in those mysterious lanes or miss out on the innumerous relishing treats » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Agra Bear Rescue facility
The largest Bear Rescue Centre also known as the Agra Bear Rescue Facility situated in the pristine wilderness of the Sur Sarovar Bird
 
 
Sanctuary (Keetham) near Agra on Delhi - Agra highway. Indian foundation – "Wildlife S.O.S” established this centre in 1999 with guidance and support » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Gajner Palace, Bikaner
Gajner Palace is a lakeside palace-complex adjoining a sanctuary, in the middle of Thar desert. The property was converted into a
 
 
heritage hotel in 1976. Lose yourself in this sprawling majestic palace, with its distinctive terraces and balconies; revered for its fabulous setting and unhurried way of life » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Ministry of Defence to open Agra runway for tourist flights on select dates.
In last three weeks the tourism trade of Agra has been appealing the Defence Ministry and the Government to stop the proposed resurfacing of
 
 

the Agra airport as this would stop already confirmed charters to land at the airport. After many deliberations, the Defence Ministry has rejected the UP government’s request » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Karva Chauth
Karva Chauth is a fast observed by Hindu women from Sunrise to Moonrise for the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. The
 
 
festival falls on the fourth day after the full moon, in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. Women wear new clothes, dress up like a newlywed, do their hair and makeup » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Daulatabad Fort, Aurangabad
Devagiri (Daultabad of the later period), 11kms north-west of Aurangabad city, is famous for its formidable hill fort. The fort is situated on an
 
 
isolated cone-shaped hill rising abruptly from the plain to the height of about 190 metres. The fortification constitutes of three concentric lines of defensive walls with large number of bastions. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Wooden Masks of West Bengal
The wooden masks of West Bengal are an important part of the social and cultural activities of the state. » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Kundan Kalyian
Kundan Kalyian is a boneless lamb preparation cooked in Awadhi (Lucknow) spices. Ingredients: 1 kg lamb (boneless) » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
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Feedback from Germany
We had a very exciting tour with a different view to India. Will comeback anytime again! Excellent
 
 
guide, very friendly, careful and helpful. Hotels were all in all good with some nice surprizes. Thank you for a well organized and comfortable tour. » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Le Passage to India wins at the Times Travel Honours
At a glittering ceremony in Mumbai on October 12th 2011, Le Passage to India was conferred Times Travel Honour for the “Best Inbound Tour
 
 

Operator”. The inaugural Times Travel Honours were designed to recognize the efforts of the growing tourism and hospitality industry. The selection process for the awards was designed » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
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
 
The SAARC Golf Championship is the region's premier annual international amateur team event... » MORE
 
We are the Official Event Partners for Inter Pacific Bar Association’s 22nd Annual Conference in New Delhi. ...>>MORE
 
 
 
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