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Newsletter, April’12 Issue.   www.luxeindia.in

Dear Friend,

This edition experience the unfeigned natural beauty of the Andaman Islands, a less explored remote wonder of India, along with hidden secret of Taj properties-Vivanta by Taj Bekal.

Also read more on the interesting facts about the unique dance form-Kathakali, of Kerala and catch the latest news on travel and hospitality sector.

Hope you enjoy reading this newsletter!

Warm Regards,

Arjun Sharma
Managing Director

 
Luxe Concierges’ Travel news & recommendations
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Indian Railways has hiked its AC 1st Class and AC 2 tier fares with effect                    Read More....
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Luxe Destination   Luxe Destination
Andaman Islands
 

1400kms from mainland India the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, one of the most remote spots on the planet evokes images of clear emerald waters, lively coral reefs, pristine sandy beaches and lots of sunshine. This archipelago is home to some of the most beautiful evergreen forests, has remnants of a Stone Age culture and showcases an intriguing colonial past. Its various habitats have ensured that this island has a thriving eco-system, with many of its flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world. Andamans is a place to be for those wanting to kick back and enjoy a laid back holiday with a dash of adventure to experience nature’s bounty both overland and underwater by way of trekking, snorkelling and scuba diving.  Read More....
  Luxe Hotel
Vivanta by Taj Bekal
  Luxe Hotel
 

Bekal, one of the most romantic destinations of Kerala, is the location for one of Taj’s best kept secrets till date-Vivanta by Taj-Bekal. 26 acres of style and luxury found in the individual courtyard spaces, private plunge pools and the Jiva Grande Spa, Vivanta by Taj Bekal offers you both-the serenity of the backwaters and the palm-fringed beach. Its laterite lined villas and rooms are inspired by the design of Kettuvallam house boats. It is ideal for a romantic holiday with days filled with activities like boating, rowing, kayaking, fishing, trekking or packing a picnic basket to spice plantations and historic forts. Read More....

 
Luxe Experiences   Luxe Experiences
The Monkey Temple
 


The Pink city of Jaipur, with its stunning palaces and hilltop forts, is indeed a beautiful sight to behold. But beyond these palaces and forts, is a delightful little gem, almost hidden from mass tourism-the Galta Monkey temple, an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site, situated on the outskirts of the city. Nestled in peaceful surroundings between two granite cliffs, the light trek to this temple is completely worth the effort to experience the picturesque views, the interesting architecture, tranquility of the surroundings and the interaction with the hundreds of monkeys who have made the temple their home, where Lord Hanuman-the Monkey God is one of the main shrines.  The temple is named after the saint-Rishi Galav who prayed here for hundred years before he was granted his wish-water in this semi-arid region. The beautiful complex comprises ancient shrines, natural springs, centre that teaches Sanskrit to young scholars and pavilions decorated with frescoes depicting acrobat feats - maharajahs playing polo or Lord Krishna coquetting with milkmaids. A visit to this temple is surely an unforgettable authentic Indian experience, away from the sights and sounds of urban chaos.
For more information please email: info@luxeindia.in

  Luxe Restaurant
Rara Avis
  Luxe Restaurant
 

Yet another chapter in Delhi’s gastronomical diary is the Mediterranean restaurant “Rara Avis”. Rara Avis, in Latin means unique and the interiors and food keeps up with the name. The restaurant boasts of vintage interiors and rare, handpicked curios from Europe, a contemporized Mediterranean cuisine menu designed with carefully preserved flavors. An open cabinet bar with rustic leather bar stools gives diners an opportunity to catch all the action at the bar and kitchen. From lazy breakfasts served all day to exotic main course menus and desserts, this place would suit the taste buds of people looking for an ambience that compliments the experience of the food served.
For more information please email: info@luxeindia.in

 
Luxe In the know!   Luxe In the know!
Kathakali
 


Kathakali is a highly stylised classical Indian dance-drama known for the attractive make-up of performers, elaborate costumes, detailed facial gestures and well defined body movements. No visit to Kerala is complete without having witnessed this unique art form native to the land.

  • The word Kathakali means Story-Play. Traditionally there are 101 classical Kathakali stories. But today the commonly staged stories are from the ancient Hindu epics - Ramayana and Mahabharata.
  • Initially the performances were composed to last a whole night but now days with increasing popularity for concise performances, a shorter performance is staged lasting 2-4 hours.
  • Facial makeup is central to the portrayal of character. Differently coloured beards are used to represent good or bad characters, while the colour of the makeup is even more revealing: a green and red painted face represents an evil and ferocious character    Read More....
  Luxe Testimonials
 
 


“First of all, I would like to express my highest appreciation for the great arrangement of Luxe India for our trip. We all had a wonderful time in India! All tour was well-organized and tour guides doing their jobs with the highest professionalism.”

 
 

-Mr. Jeremy Lin, Taiwan , March 2012

 
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