India Update Issue 56 | Dec 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Dear Friends

Happy December!

There is a magnetic quality to India that floats through memory of every traveler like a warm breeze and brings them back to experience the multiplicity that India offers. Let's again get busy exploring more about this incredible land through this week's edition.

Rich with cultural buoyancy, natural splendour and charming in its simple ways, we take you through various such destinations and experiences this week - from the gorgeous towns of Coonoor and Chikmagalur in south to the Majestic roof of the world, Himalayas; from the luxury and splendor of City Palace in Udaipur to the Rustic experience at the Thar Oasis Camp Resort in Jodhpur; and from the colourful bazaar of Leh in Ladakh to the celebrations of Muharram festival across many cities. Ever wondered what makes Indian cuisine so special, learn to make the core ingredient of many Indian dishes - Garam Masala, which adds to the magic that India's cuisine offers.

We hope our efforts will reach out to your hearts, so if you would like to know about any particular festival/ destination/ monument/ experience, do write in to us and we will help you know India like never before.

Have an incredible week ahead!

Most Warmly
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director

JUST IN

IRCTC includes CST in Mumbai tour package
The Railways will keep its word of allowing the much promised heritage walk inside the world » MORE

Tourism Ministry establishes special cell to promote foreign film tourism
In order to make it easier for foreign film makers to shoot in India, a special cell has been » MORE

Gujarat to introduce new lion safari
In order to ease tourist pressure triggered by the Amitabh Bachchan ad campaign on the Sasan sanctuary, Gujarat forest » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Coonoor is located at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level, and is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Bazaars of India - Main Market, Leh
MaI Market, Leh
Once upon a time double-humped Bactrian camels trundled this path from » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Located in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range Chikmagalur is famous for the coffee, it is known as the coffee land of karnataka. It is situated
 
 
roughly in the south-western part of Karnataka state. A large area of this district is 'malnad', i.e., a largely forested hilly region of heavy rainfall. The district takes its name from the » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Thar Oasis Resort & Camp near Jodhpur
Thar Oasis Resort (TOR) is situated in the THAR Desert of Rajasthan, also knows as The Great Indian Desert Place in the heart of colourful
 
 
Rajasthan, it is exactly located between Jodhpur, Jaisalmer & Bikaner. Rich tradition, splendic heritage and warmness of local culture is what you experience in TOR. Since resort » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Passengers flying out of Delhi to be charged Development Fee
Passengers flying out of Delhi airport from December one would have to pay Rs 200 (US$
 
 

4.5) each for domestic travel and Rs 1,300 (US$ 29) to go abroad as development fee. In an order, the Airports » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Muharram, 06th Dec’ 2011
This Muslim festival commemorates the martyrdom of the prophet Mohammed's grandson- Hazrat Imam Hussein. It is celebrated
 
 
with great fervour by the Muslims especially the Shia community. Tazias, glittering replicas of the Martyr's tomb, are carried in procession through the streets. The Tazias of » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
City Palace, Udaipur
City Palace complex in Udaipur was built by the Maharana Udai Singh as the capital of the Sisodia Rajput clan in 1559, after he moved from
 
 
Chittor. It is located on the east bank of the Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in the » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Himalayas
The Himalayas - from the Sanskrit hima, meaning “snow,” and alaya, meaning “abode”- ("abode of snow"), usually called » MORE
 
Recipe of the Week - Garam Masala
We have been publishing Indian recipes in our various issues and you would have noticed some of the recipes need » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
Your Feedback is Important
Feedback from UK:
Hello Team LPTI,
Just to let you know the tour has been
 
 
very successful. We are at Jodhpur and just returned from dinner beneath the fort. Thanks again for another wonderful biking tour in Rajasthan. As usual the arrangements » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
10th SAARC Golf Championship – A Camaraderie kept alive!
The 10th SAARC Golf Championship 2011 concluded recently with flying colours for all the
 
 

the SAARC nations. It was win-win for all of the 6 countries. This championship is the region’s premier annual » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Taj Mahal Trophy-International Amateur Golf Championship... » MORE
 
We are the Official Event Partners for Inter Pacific Bar Association’s 22nd Annual Conference in New Delhi. ...>>MORE
 
November 2011
Jaipur, India
The 10th SAARC Golf Championship... » MORE
 
 
 
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