India Update Issue 54 | Nov 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

Winters have knocked Incredible India!...Time for SURYA NAMASKAR, the surreal sunrise across the Holy Ganges, first rays kissing the snow peaks of the Himalayas and the warmth of the winter sunshine casting dancing noon shadows in the thick forests.. simply breathtaking.

This issue takes you through Neora Valley national park, one of the last remaining pristine ecosystems of the Eastern Himalayas and the holy city of Amritsar. Uniqueness intact in our every issue, this time we feature some more interesting facets – Signature Experience of playing Polo in Delhi, Winter festival at Rajasthan’s only hill town- Mount Abu, Visit to Jewish synagogue in Cochin, mythology behind the statue of Garuda and the authentic taste of Pindi Chana for you to try in your kitchens and savour.

This weekend, we are welcoming winters with the 10th SAARC Golf Championship in the pink city of Jaipur. This tournament is organized by us in association with our Golf brand – Pash India, and will see teams from all the SAARC countries. It promises to swing up our moods. Know more about it in our special projects section.

Have an Incredible week and keep writing in to us, we love to hear from you!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

Union Minister for Tourism calls for tourism cooperation between India and China
Subodh Kant Sahai, Union Minister for Tourism has called for strengthening cooperation » MORE

Kingfisher Airlines grounds 10-12 aircraft for reconfiguration
Private carrier Kingfisher Airlines, which has posted a net loss of Rs 468.66 crore » MORE

DIAL to again charge development fee at IGI airport
Come Dec 1 and passengers flying out of Delhi will have to shell out more money » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Neora Valley National Park
Neora Valley National Park is one of the last remaining pristine ecosystems of the Eastern Himalayas with its amazing Bio-diversity » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Polo Season paves way in Delhi
As the cold waves push the mercury down, the splendid sunshine spreads the glory. Yes, it is winters in the capital and Delhi » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Amritsar goes Green
A newly formed Green Pilgrimage Network, of which the Sikh holy city of Amritsar is the only member from South Asia, has pledged to take a
 
 
series of steps to turn pilgrim cities green. Among the initiatives agreed to by the group at its first convention in Assisi, Italy, are a ban on cars on pilgrimage routes » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Wyndham Grand, Agra
This grand and eloquent property built on 18 acres of land with the large frontage has been inspired by the intricacy of Mughal architecture
 
 
with splendid display of terraced lawns, fountains and ancient interiors that will take you back to an era of emperors and princes with the modern facilities. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
JetBlue and Jet Airways partner on interline service to Brussels and to India
JetBlue Airways and Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, today announce the launch of a new interline agreement that will offer
 
 

customers new travel options from JetBlue destinations in the USA to Brussels, Belgium, and onward to India. Jet Airways offers the convenience of daily non-stop services » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Winter Festival Mount Abu, Rajasthan
The month of December is full of festivities and fervor and this week we introduce you to the winter festival of Rajasthan that takes place in
 
 
its very hill town – Mount Abu. Mount Abu known as the summer capital of Rajasthan is the only hill station in the entire North West India. It is attributed as “Oasis in Rajasthan”. » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Jewish Synagogue, Cochin
The Jewish Synagogue of Mattencherry is one of the oldest working Synagogues in the Commonwealth Nations. It was built in 1568 by
 
 
the Malabar Yehudan people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. The Synagogue is also famous by another interesting name - Paradesi Synagogue. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Garuda
The Garuda is a large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology. » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Pindi Chana
Pindi chana, native to the northern parts of India, is a popular dish full of 'firing' spice. Typically prepared » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback is Important
Feedback from Switzerland
Namaste!!! We miss already India!
Thanks a lot for the great organization of our trip!
 
 
We had the chance to see an impressive part of India. And we met many really nice Indians, learned a lot new things and are convinced that everybody must just also see this! » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Shaping Lives Foundation Funds Relief
The first fortnight of Nov saw Shaping Lives once again indulge in some internal CSR interventions after the Foundation Day in some internal CSR
 
 
interventions after the Foundation Day in August, in the form of financial support. The first recipient was a girl doing her MCA and the second one of our NGOs. » 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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