Issue 30 | April 2013
DIVISION OF LE PASSAGE TO INDIA TOURS & TRAVELS PVT.LTD.
Dear Friends and Partners,

Winning is a good habit and it is indeed so when, doing it over and over again!

I am delighted to share with you that last evening at a glittering ceremony, at India’s most prestigious venue The Vigyan Bhawan, the Hon. President of India presented the most coveted National Tourism Award for the year 2011-12.

Le Passage to India and its various SBU’s collectively won the two of the most coveted Awards.
  • No 1 Destination Management Company of India - Category 1
  • No 1 MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events) Operator in India
Besides these 2 coveted awards, our 3 key global partners have also won the National Award. They are:
  • Best Overseas Tour Operator from Europe : TUI Europe
  • Best Overseas Tour Operator from West Asia & Africa: Serendipity Tours. Johannesburg
  • Best Overseas Tour Operator from Latin America :Raidho Tour Operator, Brazil
We laud and congratulate all our partners, who work together with us, for promoting Incredible India.

This winning edition of our newsletter is special for us, and through this, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your support towards Le Passage to India and its various businesses. Truly, this would not have been possible without your valuable support, faith and partnership. Partnering you is a privilege we indeed cherish.

All our team are excited and motivated to continue to strive towards excellence not just in size but also in quality and value we bring to you as your partner. This award only humbles us to work more closely with you and your team. Congratulations once again and because of you, we are Winners!

Warm Regards
Arjun Sharma
Managing Director
Le Passage to India Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd.
 
         
Activities at Kerala Kalamandalam
Keeping in view the closing of the performing schools at the Kerala Kalamandalam for summer vacations after the exams, the guest activities would not be possible until June ... >> MORE
 
Great Response for Kerala Tourism Road Shows in Europe
The road shows of Kerala Tourism organised by Kerala Tourism at the European cities of Amsterdam >> MORE
 
Eravikulam National Park to open from 05 APR
The famed Eravikulam national park ( rajamalaI) at Munnar will be re opening on the 05th APR to the public. The national park which houses the endangered species of mountain goats >> MORE
 
 
DAKSHIN SPOTLIGHT
KOLUKKUMALAI
  Home to the highest tea plantations in India and probably the world, Kolukkumalai is located just 35 kms from Munnar, one of the most renowned hill station of Kerala. At an altitude of about 7,900 ft above sea level this beautiful offers breath taking views of the the far off plains of the neighbouring state Tamil Nadu. >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN FESTIVAL FOCUS
THRISSUR POORAM
  Thrissur Pooram is the most reverred of all the temple festivals of Kerala. More than 200 years old, Trissur Pooram is celebrated in Thrissur at Vadakkunnathan temple in the month of Medam (April- May). The spaciously laid out temple attracts thousands of devotees and tourists from around the world during the festival. >> MORE
DAKSHIN CULTURE & CUISINE
 
 
DAKSHIN ART CORNER
SEETHANKANTHULLAL
Seethankanthullal is a popular classical performing art of Kerala, known for its simplicity of presentation, wit and humour. It adheres to the principles of Natyasasthra (a treatise on art compiled in 2nd century B.C). Humour, satire and social criticism.... >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN CUISINE SPOTLIGHT
KOZHI PERALAN (Chicken with spicy thick gravy)
Clean the chicken and cut into small pieces. Grind together all the spices with salt, curry leaves and vinegar.Chop onion and chop tomato. Marinate chicken with half of the ground spices. Keep aside for 30 minutes. Heat oil in a thik bottomed pan. >> MORE
DAKSHIN POT POURRI
 
 
SOUTHERN ROOTS
AITHIHYAMALA
Aithihyamala or Ithihyamala is a literary creation by Kottarathil Sankunni (1855 - 1937), a noted Sanskrit-Malayalam scholar. Literally Aithihyamala means Garland of Legends, is a precious collection of century-old stories from Kerala that encompasses a vast spectrum of life famous personalities and events. >> MORE
 
HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH
THULASI THARA
‘Thulasi Thara’, is the stone structure in which the Holy Basil (Tulsi) plant is grown in front of traditional Indian houses of India. No Hindu home is considered complete without a thulasi thara. Indians worship thulasi as the Goddess Lakshmi The thulasi plant is a small perennial shrub in the mint family that is native to India.... >> MORE
 
DAKSHIN PERSONALITY
JIMMY GEORGE, VOLLEY BALL KING (1955 -1987)
  Till now, the one name name that is in the heart and soul of every volleyball lover in Indian amateur village tournaments to international professional volleyball scene - that is of Jimmy George's. Volleyball was in his DNA, learning to play the sport from his father a former university-level player JIMMY was a spring machine. Considered one of the greatest volleyball players of all time, he was the first Indian volleyball player to become a professional and played club volleyball in Italy. That was a golden era of Indian volleyball. >> MORE
GUEST COMMENTS
 
GUEST COMMENTS
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT TO US!
  Sorry for the delay we have to send you news about our trip in India. Everything went on very well. Welcome and transfer in airport happenned duly. All the hotels were really convenient for us. We have never booked so large rooms before !!! And, we enjoyed vey much our trip in Kerala. Rejith is a very good and sympathetic driver. >> MORE

 
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