India Update Issue 55 | Nov 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!!

Here we bring to you some more unique facets of the country which is incredible in every sense. India is a land painted in vivid palette of geographical and cultural contrasts which inspires its every guests and creates a magic in their hearts.

This edition showcases for you the legendary city of Gwalior, the beautiful and adventurous land of mangroves- Sundarbans, the line of Mathura Ghats on the banks of Yamuna river and the harmonious flavor of spices at the Greenwoods resort in Periyar. There is lot more for you to savour, the cultural extravaganza of the Konark Dance Festival, the historic Sun Temple of Martand in Kashmir, an introduction to the oldest religion of the world – Hinduism, and the finger licking recipe of a popular dish – Rajma Curry.

Hope this issue engrosses you in its various colours and helps you know India better. We love to see your feedbacks, so please keep writing in to us.

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
JUST IN

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Kingfisher Airlines owner Vijay Mallya calls on SBI for Rs 400 crore loan
Kingfisher, the troubled airline owned by Vijay Mallya, fought battles on multiple fronts on Friday. » MORE

Britain, India to set up joint tourism development forum
Britain and India have agreed to set up a joint tourism development forum to give a fillip to tourism » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Gwalior
Just 120 km from Agra situated in the heart of the country, Gwalior is a land of legends that eludes easy definition. » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Sundarbans: Land of Mangroves
This part of east India is truly incredible! Sundarbans the land of mangroves and tigers is the largest single block » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Mathura Ghats
When Ghats are mentioned all of us instantly think of Ganges Ghats at Varanasi. In this issue we bring you other important ghats located on
 
 
river Yamuna (also known as Jamuna) at Mathura, a city between Delhi and Agra. The Mathura city stretches along the right bank of river Yamuna and the continuous line of ghats » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Greenwoods Resort, Periyar (Kerala)
Greenwoods Resorts is located in Thekkady close to the Periyar Tiger reserve. The resort is perched upon a hill in the middle of a spice-
 
 
scented plantation. The entire resort has been designed in harmony with nature and all the trees and spice crops that made the hill their abode years back still remain. » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
India remains a key market for Airbus
From selling its first passenger aircraft to India way back in 1974, leading European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has come a long way with
 
 
nearly 200 of its aircraft being in service today in India which has also emerged as the seventh biggest operator of Airbus planes worldwide. Leading the pack is the best seller » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Konark Dance Festival
Follow the rainbow across the scintillating sea shore at Konark to the magnificent portals of a temple. Thirty five km to the north-east of Puri and
 
 
60 kms from Bhubaneshwar lies the World Heritage Monument, the Sun Temple of Konark. Twelve hundred craftsmen had toiled hard for 12 long years to erect this monumental wonder » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Sun Temple, Martand (Kashmir)
The Sun Temple at Martand is among the most imposing ruins and the largest Hindu temple in Kashmir. This historic temple was built by Ram
 
 
Ditya in the 5th century probably between 490 and 555 AD. The collonade probably dates back to 693-729 AD. It was further modified by King Lalitaditya in the 8th century. » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Hinduism
This is the oldest religion in the world. Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion after Christianity and Islam. » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) Curry
This dish is extremely popular not just in North India but elsewhere as well. » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback is Important
Feedback from Germany:
Dear Chander, dear Madhu,
Today I want to express my sincere thank you for
 
 
the above tour. Mr. Pikulski just called me this morning and told me that everything was PERFECT! There was not a single thing he could complain about. » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
Visit By Management Trainees From Japan
A team of 12 trainees from a premier Japanese management institution were guests of Shaping Lives on 16 Nov. The trainees were all mid-to-
 
 
senior level managers of MNCs like Sony, Toshiba, Caterpillar, TDK and premium Japanese pharmaceuticals. In the half day devoted to their social interface in India » 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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