India Update Issue 13 | Feb 2011 LPTI
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT. LTD.
Season’s Greetings!

A warm Namaste from India!

This week’s edition goes beyond Incredible India giving you taste of Nepal and Bhutan as well. We are also delighted to share with you that newest addition to our business is our acquisition of the niche Golf tourism company Pash India, bringing to you exciting golfing tours in India.

This newsletter will reacquaint you with the ‘City of Joy’ Kolkata and an experience at the Mary Budden Estate, a luxury heritage homestay in Binsar. There is also lots of exciting news and information put together for you on - Sea planes in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands; An engineering marvel across the sea to Rameshwaram; The hidden Kingdom of Mutsang in Nepal; The steeped in history Suryauday Haveli in the holy city of Varanasi; Tshechu- A Bhutanese Festival and the marvelous Sun Temple in Gujarat.

Our interesting facts sections showcases two new items very symbolic to India - The traditional Indian folk art of Rangoli and the meaning of the greeting ‘Namaste’.

Have an incredible week !

Most Warmly

Arjun Sharma
Managing Director

JUST IN

Visa on arrival for nationals of Myanmar and Indonesia
New Delhi: India on Tuesday extended its visa-on-arrival facility » MORE

Subodh Kant Sahay- New Union Minister of Tourism
Subodh Kant Sahay has taken over the charge of Ministry of Tourism » MORE

Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts Wins Prestigious World Travel Market Global Award
Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts, India, has secured a prestigious » MORE

DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT
Kolkata (Calcutta) – City of Joy
Dominique Lapierre the famed French author has described Kolkata the best- City of Joy. » MORE
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
Mary Budden Estate, Binsar in the Himalayas
We are proud to present to you invigorating Yoga & mindfulness retreat amongst the blissful environs of Mary Budden Estate.. » MORE
 
 
PRODUCT UPDATE
First Indian Seaplane Service launched in Andamans
The Union Civil Aviation Minister recently launched 'Jal Hans' —the country's first seaplane to improve connectivity within the Andaman .. » MORE
 
Across the Sea to Rameswaram
Often called the Varanasi of the south, Rameswaram, one of the holiest cities in India, has been a time-honoured pilgrimage centre... » MORE
 
Mustang, Nepal – The Hidden Kingdom
Mustang (from Tibetan Mun Tan which means fertile plain) is the former Kingdom of Lo and now part of Nepal, This small kingdom of Mustang .. » MORE
 
Bisons shifted to Bandhavgarh National Park
The Bandhavgarh National Park is all set to welcome the Indian Bison being translocated from India’s biggest Tiger Reserve... » MORE
 
 
HOTEL UPDATE
Suryauday Haveli, Varanasi
Suryauday Haveli on Shivala Ghats is a reflection of the spirit of the holy city of Benaras. The Haveli traces its history back to the early 20th century
 
 
It was built by the Royal Family of Nepal as a retreat for the aged. Its now been painstakingly put together again to provide the best ghat experience... » MORE
 
 
AVIATION UPDATE
Jet Airways optimistic of air traffic growth, pegs it at 15%
The country's largest airline Jet Airways today said it expects around 15% spike in domestic traffic .. » MORE
 
Nagaland Government Wants Direct Flight To Delhi
A government of Nagaland has dispatched the state’s chief secretary to Delhi to lobby a number of major private airlines in India... » MORE
 
 
FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Punakha Tshechu, Punakha Bhutan
Festivals or Tshechu (“tenth day”) are Bhutanese festivals held every year in various temples monasteries and dzongs across the country.
 
 
tenth day of a month of lunar calendar corresponding to the birth day of Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava). However the month of Tshechu depends place to place and temple .. » MORE
 
 
MONUMENTS OF INDIA
Sun Temple, Modhera( Gujarat)
The Sun Temple, Modhera, at Modhera in Gujarat, is a temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. It was built in 1026 AD by King Bhimdev
 
 
This was the time when Somnath and the adjoining area was plundered by Mahmud Ghazni and reeled under the effects of his invasion... » MORE
 
 
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INCREDIBLE INDIA
Rangoli
Rangoli is a traditional decorative folk art of India. They are decorative designs on floors of living rooms and courtyards during Hindu festivals ... » MORE
 
Namaste
Indians greet each other with Namaste. Namaste could be just a casual or formal greeting, a cultural convention or an act of worship.. » MORE
 
 
WHATS NEW AT LE PASSAGE TO INDIA
LPTI acquires Pash India
The Le Passage Travel Group which consists of several Strategic Business Units (SBUs), has added another pearl to its string
 
 
“We see a lot of potential in inbound, domestic and outbound segment allied to golf tourism. Hence we acquire Pash India, which is a dedicated .. » MORE
 
 
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT TO US
Dear Krish, It was delightful to catch up with you and Lakshmi after many years. Geetha, Smita,
 
 
I enjoyed our visit and we thank you for your love, friendship, hospitality and your help with our tour of the Golden Triangle.. » MORE
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the tenth Cricket World Cup and will be hosted by three ... » MORE
 
The India played host to the third edition of the India Art Summit 2011 and New Delhi became a giant canvas for the international ... » MORE
 
The Diggi Palace, the official venue for the DSC Jaipur Literary Festival 2011... » MORE
 
 
 
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