India Update Issue 51 | Nov 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Festive Greetings !

It’s November and India is all cheerfull in its festive mood. Last week, India celebrated the festivals of light – Diwali with great enthusiasm and next week it’s another important festival of Muslims- Eid ul Zuha. Know more about it in our Festival section.

Ever wondered where those grand palaces are located that you saw in the last Bollywood flick, well one of them is located in the historical town of Gondal also known as the Palace town of Gujarat. Showcased for you another adorable small village of Maharashtra called Ganapatipule, that is known for offering some spectacular sea views, a photographer’s delight. Also featured is another favourite of our guests these days– Kingdom of Dreams, a spectacular world of unparalleled imagination, in the national capital region of Delhi. This India Update will unveil many more interesting facts about India to enthrall you even more for the destination that is truly incredible in every sense.

As we all are geared up for one the most important event of the travel industry, WTM-London’ 2011, I hope to see many of you at our booth no AS140 during 7th – 10th November.

Have an Incredible Week!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Bihar Govt introduces radio taxi service in Patna
In a bid to provide more facilities and better communication to the tourists, the Bihar » MORE

Himachal Pradesh witnesses power paragliding for the first time
Aimed at promoting the paragliding adventure in the state, qualified pilots of the Indian Air Force » MORE

Kerala declares Ernakulam as “first smoke-free tourist destination”
Ernakulam, the business hub of Kerala, has become India’s first smoke-free tourist » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Gondal – The Palace Town in Gujarat
Gondal in Gujarat State is fortified town and located on the bank of river Gondali. Gondal history dates back to 7th Century. » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Ganapatipule, Maharashtra
Ganapatipule is a small village on the Konkan coast with a series of beaches and vantage points offering some stunning views » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Kingdom Of Dreams, Delhi
As the name implies, Kingdom of Dreams is a spectacular world of unparalleled imagination, which brings to you a blend of India’s culture,
 
 
heritage, art, crafts, cuisine and performing arts buttressed with the mind boggling technological wizardry of today. This unique tourist destination, situated at the apex of the golden triangle » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Khimsar Sand Dunes Village Resort, Khimsar
Being in the close proximity of Khimsar Fort, history comes alive on a visit to the Sand Dunes. It is 6 minutes drive from historic Khimsar Fort
 
 
which was built in 1523 by Rao Karamsji, 8th son of the founder of Jodhpur Rao Jodha. At the centre, a water body in an 8 km circumference, the seven dunes of 'Akla'. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Buddha Air to fly to Varanasi from March
Nepal’s private airline Buddha Air has announced that it will be starting its Kathmandu-Varanasi service from March 1, 2012 as part of the drive to
 
 
expand its international network. The carrier said it would be operating four weekly flights (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Varanasi lies in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Id-ul- Zuha
Id- ul- Zuha also id al-Adha in Arabic, or "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims
 
 
worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma'il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Mathura Museum
Situated at Dampier Park at Mathura, this museum was founded by Mr. F S Growse, the then-collector of district Mathura in 1874 to house
 
 
the items found in the archeological excavations from Mathura and adjoining area. It was shifted to this present building in 1930. It presents one of the finest archeological collections » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Pandit Ravi Shankar
In one of our earlier issues we highlighted the Sitar musical instrument. The man who made it famous Pandit Ravi Shankar » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Dal Makhani (Kali Dal or Black Lentil Curry)
This is a typical Punjabi specialty of whole black Gram and popular in other parts » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback is Important
From: Helen Davis-Hartmann, Germany
I did not have enough time last week to write but now finally I am able to pen a few lines to you! My
 
 
mum and I had an absolutely fabulous time. We enjoyed the whole trip and were very sad to have to leave on the 7th October.May I take this opportunity to say that the organisation was perfect » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
India’s Waterman Meets Our Toshiba Delegates
One of our business units, organized a tour itinerary to Rajasthan for esteemed guests of Toshiba for their French travel partners in the first
 
 
fortnight of Oct 2011. During the tour, the team organized a very exclusive and innovative half day CSR interface with Mr. Rajender Singh, Ramon Magsaysay award winner » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
The SAARC Golf Championship is the region's premier annual international amateur team event... » MORE
 
DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is a celebration of national and international writers... » MORE
 
We are the Official Event Partners for Inter Pacific Bar Association’s 22nd Annual Conference in New Delhi. ...>>MORE
 
 
 
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