DESTINATION NEWS- THE MALABAR COAST OF INDIA

COLONIALISM CAME TO INDIA through Malabar, the place was Kappad and the year was 1498. What followed was the subjugation of a people, the sea keeping the doors open for the invaders. Being a producer of unique products of high foreign demand such as pepper, cardamom and sandalwood, it has been an integral part in the Indian Ocean trade circuit right from the time of ancient Rome. The Malabar Coast, throughout recorded history, right from 3000 BC, had been a major trading center in commercial intercourse with Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Jerusalem and the Arabs. It has old and still functional port cities, notably Kozhikode (Calicut) and Kannur (Cannanore), Oddeway Torre settlement (both part of Danish India), which have served as centres of the Indian Ocean trade, for centuries. Because of their orientation to the sea and to maritime commerce, the Malabar Coast cities feel very cosmopolitan, and hosted some of the first groups of Syrian Christians, Jews and Muslims in India.

Nature’s lush beauty awaits visitors at the Malabar Coast in India. Tropical vegetation, sun, surf and sand offer a paradise to explore. It is an area rich in history, deciduous rainforest, beautiful wildlife and pristine beaches. Backwater canals and lagoons interconnect along the 340 miles that are Malabar Coast. Fishing is a mainstay in this area, and dining on a fresh caught fish on the beach is quite an experience. Tour the backwater community by boat and see rice patties and locals in action as they go about daily activities. There is something for everyone to enjoy along the Malabar Coast.

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Bomb blast in Bangalore: 16 injured- April 17, 2013

At least 16 people have been reported injured in a bomb blast in Bangalore, today, April 17, 2013. There are no causalities reported till now. None of our clients were in Bangalore today and all our local staff and their families are safe. We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you updated should there be a matter of further concern. We wish the injured a speedy recovery and hope peace prevails all across the world. 

TERRA IGNOTA TOURS @ GREAT INDIA TRAVEL BAZAAR, JAIPUR- APRIL 14/16, 2013

Terra Ignota Tours, based in New Delhi, with a network of representative office across the Indian sub-continent, is a destination management company offering premium services for leisure, special interest, experiential tours and MICE in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Our operations are an amalgamation of planning tours crafted with extraordinary experiences, offering unique marketing support to our B2B Partners and providing unmatched personalized services.

Terra Ignota Tours participated in the sixth edition of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB), April 14-16, 2013 in Jaipur, a joint initiative of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; and the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, which witnessed the presence of 278 buyers from 57 countries and 7,350 pre-scheduled meetings between the buyers and Indian sellers of tourism products.

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LADAKH- CROSSROADS OF HIGH ASIA

AT AN AVERAGE ALTITUDE OF 15,000 FEET, the tranquil region of Ladakh is a deeply impressionable place. The geography is humbling and spectacular, this desert in the Himalayas has a knack of turning every photograph into potential desktop wallpaper—and the people, locals and visitors, are inspiring. Ladakh, sometimes called Little Tibet is endowed with extraordinary surroundings: scorched desert landscape, the milky-blue Indus River, glassy peaks, ancient white monasteries and lush oasis villages. Ladakh has at least 100 active monasteries, with perhaps 15,000 monks and novices; hardly any town or village of any size is without one. Along with the snow-capped mountains, they provide Ladakh’s dominant sights, most of them perched on cliffs and crags, the most ancient of them ruins that appear to grow from the rock. Monks are always keen to discuss matters of faith and history while travelers come from the world over to push their minds and bodies on the land’s rugged terrain. After a day in Delhi fly into picturesque Leh valley at an altitude of 11300ft. Over the next few days visit some of Ladakh`s spectacular Buddhist monasteries. Take the high road to Nubra valley via Khardung La Pass, the world`s highest motorable road at almost 18390 ft. Experience a thrilling ride in the silver sand dunes on rare Himalayan double-humped camels and go white water rafting on the River Zanskar. Finally, camp by Lake Pangong, a stunning blue lake dividing India and China.

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An Epicurean Experience in Nimaj

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In days gone by, pursuits and campaigns as well as hunts and travels involved tenting en route. Rajasthan’s harsh climate made the locals develop these tents into comfortable shelters and they found the choicest of locations to set them up. Chhatra Sagar Camp in Nimaj (between the cities of Jaipur and Jodhpur) is a celebration of the era and captures the essence of the romance. Built atop a century old reservoir, overlooking a lake visited by migratory birds, Chattra Sagar Camp has an unbeatable location! The Rajasthani food served here is organic, fresh, grown in own fields and deliciously cooked. Start with a tour of farmlands and then end up in the spotless kitchen where the ladies of the house give you a live demonstration of cooking, which is subsequently served during the meal.

LUXURY TRAINS IN INDIA

Enjoy some of the finest train journeys in the world through the exotic land of India visiting the cultural and historical highlights of the Incredible India. Here is an opportunity to roll back the pages of time for one glorious week, re- capture the pomp and pageantry of a royal past in royal style. When it comes to luxury trains in India, the country boasts of quite a few of them – Maharaja Express, Indian Maharaja, Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, Golden Chariot, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, and so on. Offering a fine range of facilities and services, these Indian luxury trains are nothing less than deluxe hotels on the move.

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PALACE ON WHEELS- 8 Days & 7 Nights
Departs every Wednesday, September to April   
New Delhi • Jaipur • Sawai Madhopur • Chittorgarh • Udaipur • Jaisalmer • Jodhpur • Bharatpur •Agra •Delhi

ROYAL RAJASTHAN ON WHEELS- 8 Days & 7 Nights 
Departs every Sunday, October to March
Delhi • Jodhpur • Udaipur • Sawai Madhopur • Jaipur • Khajuraho • Varanasi • Agra • Delhi

INDIAN MAHARAJA DECCAN ODYSSEY- 8 Days & 7 Nights
Departs every Wednesday from Delhi or Mumbai, October to April
Delhi •Agra • Jaipur • Sawai Madhopur • Udaipur • Ellora • Ajanta •Mumbai

MAHARAJA EXPRESS                         
Departs every Saturday and Sunday, October to April
The Indian Splendour- 8 Days & 7 Nights 
Delhi • Agra • Ranthambore • Jaipur • Bikaner • Jodhpur • Udaipur • Balasinor • Mumbai
The Heritage of India- 8 Days & 7 Nights 
Mumbai • Ajanta • Udaipur • Jodhpur • Bikaner • Jaipur • Ranthambore • Agra • Delhi
Treasures of India- 4 Days & 3 Nights 
Delhi • Agra • Ranthambore • Jaipur • Delhi
Gems of India- 4 Days & 3 Nights 
Delhi • Agra • Ranthambore • Jaipur • Delhi
The Indian Panorama- 8 Days & 7 Nights 
Delhi • Jaipur • Ranthambore • Fatehpur Sikri • Agra • Gwalior • Orchha • Khajuraho • Varanasi • Lucknow • Delhi

THE GOLDEN CHARIOT, South India- 8 Days & 7 Nights                     
Departs every Monday, September to April
Bangalore • Kabini/Bandipur • Mysore • Hassan • Hampi • Gadag • Badami • Goa •Bangalore

NEW TRAIN JAIPUR- AGRA- JAIPUR

Greetings from Terra Ignota Tours, India

We are pleased to inform you that Jaipur–Agra–Jaipur Shatabdi Express is now operational to provide quicker connectivity between Jaipur & Agra.
Depart: Jaipur at 0705 hrs, Arrive: Agra: 10:35 hrs
Depart: Agra at 1620 hrs, Arrive: Jaipur at 1950 hrs

The train is set to cover a distance of over 230 km in little more than three hours. The train will will stop only at Bharatpur for two minutes and will operate six days a week except Thursdays. The Shatabdi Express offers 344 seats including 41 in First Class & 304 of air-conditioned Chair Car.
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Have a nice day!

Warm Regards
Nitin Sambhi
Managing Director
Terra Ignota Tours, India
nitin@terraignotatours.com
http://www.terraignotatours.com

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