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The award winning newsletter from Creative Travel
June 2018

Dear Industry Colleagues,

Welcome to another edition of award winning 'Creatively Yours'.

May has been an exciting month for us with new launches, exciting summer journeys, and yet another chance to share our love of travel in India and the region with our partners and guests across the globe.

After the launch of our exclusive product line, Crafted by Creative – Unique Interest Based Departures, we are now proud to present the Crafted by Creative website. This user-friendly portal provides easy access to detailed journeys, carefully crafted under our new product line. With guaranteed operation at minimum 2 pax, these interest-based journeys are led by expert resources.

We are constantly innovating to bring India to more people in unique ways and our latest initiative on this path is “Vraata” – association management services in collaboration with US-based Talley Management Group.

This summer, we are also offering our travel partners the chance to experience first-hand the sights and sounds of the Indian sub-continent, at a subsidized rate, with our “Be our Guest” program. For more information and to sign up for your very own India experience, simply write to us for a copy of the brochure that showcases the trips.

We are humbled and honored to be nominated, for the 7th year running, by the prestigious World Travel Awards. And we ask you for your support to help bring this honour home. Scroll down to see how you can register and make your vote count!

In this edition of “Creatively Yours”, check out the new tourist offerings in Darjeeling and Imphal in North-East India; exciting developments from the Indian jungles; submarine adventures in the Maldives; a stroll through the town of Patan on the outskirts of Kathmandu in Nepal; and a lot more!

Read this and much more in this edition of Creatively Yours.

Best Regards,

Take care,

Have a Creative Day!

Rajeev Kohli
Joint Managing Director

Where You Can Find Us Next
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What People Say About Us

In the middle of March and April, we used the services of your agency to visit the state of Kerala and to reach the destination of our journey – Cansaulim in the state of Goa. Today I feel obliged to inform you about one element of our journey, which is the service of the driver, Mr. Rashid. We would like to emphasize the high quality of Mr. Rashid’s work on the whole route of our trip from Kochi to Cansaulim. It was a difficult trip, especially in Kerala state, by crowded, relatively narrow roads. It required utmost concentration and attention and Mr. Rashid drove the car carefully, without causing any threat. He was always punctual, and primarily helpful, responding positively to all our request. Thanks to him, we met a very interesting seller of spices in Munnar, enjoyed good local restaurants, visited the fort in Kannur, etc.  He also responded to hundreds of questions like a professional guide and always behaved culturally.

Krzysztof Głomb
President, Cities on Internet Ass., Poland

Unique Experiences

A stroll through ancient history In Patan, on foot

Sometimes it feels like Kathmandu city needs a good dusting. A shake like a bed cover before spreading it neatly. The relentless march of development with hotels mushrooming all over the city and roads being dug and built frequently, there seems to be a proverbial (and literal) layer of dust on the city. Once the traveller is able to flap that away, the medieval time capsule that the country is, emerges. And the one place that is defiantly untouched by the surroundings is the area of Patan, in Lalitpur district.

Patan lies about 8km south of Kathmandu, self-assuredly tucked away from the glitzy hotels and the commercial ambience. It is home to proud artisans that hold the cultural baton of the country. Patan is home to the fine metal work of Nepal that is possibly inspired from the lavish temples that are still holding strong after centuries and a massively destructive earthquake in spring of 2015.

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Special News

Please help us repeat history!!

It’s about trust, continuity and reliability...... for 41 years we have honoured the trust our clients & partners have placed in us across India and the subcontinent. We have never let a partner down and never will.

That is why we are humbled and honored to have been nominated by the prestigious World Travel Awards for a 7th year running in three categories - "India's Leading Destination Management Company", "India's Leading Luxury Travel Agency" and as "India’s Leading Experiential Holiday Company” for JungleSutra Wildlife Journeys (our specialist wildlife brand).

To us, business is about building relationships. Our partners are our family, not numbers. Our travellers are our guests, not clients. We would love your support on this journey with your precious vote. Please scroll down to see how you can make your vote count.

  1. Click Here to Start. If you have voted in the past, you need to login, If not, just create your account. You will receive the link at your registered email ID to verify your account (Check Spam if the email doesn’t show)
  2. Log in to share your vote
  3. Select ASIA from the Region Menu
  4. Please Scroll down to the list and look for the following categories , click on

We hope to have your support through your vote. It means a lot to us.

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Vraata – PlanIt’s first move towards International Association Management

Plan it! Meetings & Conferences India and Talley Management Group have jointly launched Vraata – Excellence in Association Management, providing associations with global experience, local connections, education and opportunity on the Indian sub-continent while enabling growth for the organizations each company represents and other international, national and regional associations that want to engage in India.
Both firms are well-known within the association management and business events industries.

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Creative News

Engaging Journeys Crafted by Creative

In line with our philosophy of being unique and ‘Creative’ in whatever we do, we have created an exclusive product line of very special journeys – Crafted by CreativeUnique Interest Based Departures. With guaranteed operating at minimum 2 pax, each journey is crafted with precision, care and based on a distinct area of interest, led by an expert resource. For a smoother and easier experience, we are happy to launch the Crafted by Creative website – a pool of information with details about the journeys, experts, detailed itineraries and easy access to information related to price and inclusions. You can download the journey details or even share them ahead with a friend. We hope you like this newest addition to our products.

The essence of each journey is based on exclusivity and something our guests can’t buy themselves. Some of these include:

  • Unique itineraries - exclusive, carefully crafted interest-based Journeys
  • Led by expert resources, celebrated in their fields of expertise
  • Small intimate groups of likeminded people from across the world with never more than 12 couples
  • Guaranteed journey operation with minimum 2 guests
  • Comprehensive inclusions like cultural interactions with locals & authentic local cuisine
  • Accommodation in personally selected deluxe properties

The Journeys
Culinary Adventures 

  • The Emperor's Table 
  • Tales of the Indian Brew 


  • India’s Architecture Marvels 


  • Glamping and the Royals


  • Mind, Body and Soul of India 

Art & Culture

  • The Camel & Cultural Extravaganza 
  • The Big Fat Indian Wedding 
  • An Indian Art Affair
  • Artists of the Indian Desert
  • Heritage of Humanity 
  • Multi Hues of India 

If you need more information, please feel free to reach out to us at crafted@creative.trave

Festival News
Ramadan, 15th May to 14th June 2018

During Ramadan, Muslims traditionally fast daily from sunrise until sunset. This holy month of fasting concludes with the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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Eid-ul-Fitr, 15th June 2018

Eid-ul-Fitr festival celebrates the end of Ramadan and marks the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. People wear new clothes, visit family members, exchange Eid cards and exchange sweets and gifts.

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Guru Purnima, 27th July 2018

This festival is celebrated to honor all teachers. In Indian tradition, teachers are also called Guru. The author of Mahabharata Vyasa is worshipped on this day. Students pay respect to their teachers and elders with gifts of coconut, clothes, and sweets known as Gurudakshina.

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Destination News
A cheerful twist to Darjeeling’s famous Toy Train

The delight of tourists visiting Darjeeling in the Himalayan foothills might be up for a leap this summer. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has introduced AC coaches attached to the famed heritage toy trains.

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3-hour ticket validity at Taj Mahal to be enforced from this month

The three-hour time slot restriction for visitors to the Taj Mahal will finally be implemented after turnstile gates become operational. Four gates, two each on the east and west gates, are being installed.

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Immigration clearance in India to become quicker with E-gates

Come January 2019, low-risk foreign travellers will not have to wait in long queues at airport immigration counters as the government plans to install special automated kiosks for speedy document and identity verification.

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Delhi’s haunted tourism destinations

Delhi, which boasts of “ghost ridden” forts and tombs, darkened graveyards, “possessed” roads, creepy trees and “haunted” houses will downright scare you with stories associated with them.

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Noney near Imphal to bring rail connectivity in the capital and be developed as a tourist spot

There is no hotel here, but houses in Noney will soon be open for tourists as the Manipur government plans to promote homestay in this picturesque town

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Mumbai’s favourite flamingo watching site at Sewri to be closed for at least 7 years

Bird lovers who flocked to the Sewri seashore to watch migratory flamingos feeding in the mudflats of the Thane Creek are disappointed to know that the area will be out of bounds for visitors

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News From The Jungle
Satkosia Reserve To Get Tiger From MP In June

Odisha will start getting the tigers from Madhya Pradesh (MP) for the Satkosia Tiger Reserve starting June.
The tigers would be brought in cages and first released in an enclosure with proper fencing.
The entire relocation of the big cats will take place under the supervision of Wildlife Institute of India (WII) officials.

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Black Panther spotted in Odisha

In a splendid development for India's wildlife, Odisha's forest department has substantiated their claim regarding the presence of a black panther in the state. The last time such a claim was staked was 26 years ago when the department had asserted the presence of the rare majestic creature but was unable to back its claim with relevant evidence.

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A rare sighting of Black Panther in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra

As reported, a lucky Belgian family of five got the rare sighting of the black panther at a waterhole in Shivanzari area of the Kolsa range on a Tuesday evening around 5.15pm. Tadoba field director Mukul Trivedi confirmed that the carnivore was recorded on its camera trap on the same day at 6.08pm at the same spot.

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Hotel News
Four Seasons Resort Maldives premieres world exclusive DeepFlight adventures
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru becomes the first place to launch submarine excursions in DeepFlight’s most advanced model yet: The Super Falcon 3S.
In a world exclusive, DeepFlight Adventures take up to two guests on a once-in-a-lifetime sub-aquatic "dive" exploration of the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Landaa Giraavaru’s Baa Atoll home.
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Tamara Leisure Experiences launches luxury resort in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Tamara Leisure Experiences has just launched its newest property – The Tamara Kodai in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, under the Tamara brand of resorts.
The resort is poised with luxury accommodation, each suite boasting of a bedroom with large balcony, living room, and an attached bathroom. 53 suites of French provincial design have been tastefully designed to take guests back to the time of La Providence.

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Radisson Hotel group aims for 200 hotels in South Asia by 2022

The newly rebranded Radisson Hotel Group has unveiled plans to expand its portfolio to more than 200 hotels in operation and under development by 2022 in South Asia.
The group signed the Radisson Blu Resort Visakhapatnam, Radisson Panipat City Centre and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Agra in the first quarter of 2018. Radisson Gwalior opened last month and the group is on track to open another eight more hotels in India this year.

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Novotel debuts in ‘God’s own country’, Kochi

Partnering with the most reputed business conglomerate Muthoot Pappachan Group, Accor Hotels has launched Novotel Kochi Infopark.
Situated in the heart of the IT Hub of Kochi, Novotel Kochi Infopark is one of the first international midscale brands to debut in the industrial zone. The hotel is only a 40-minute drive from the Kochi International Airport and 30-minute drive to the Ernakulam Railway station.

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Saffronstays’ launches its palatial property in Goa-Nossa Bela Casa, Cuelim

SaffronStays Nossa Bela Casa is one of 40 Baroque homes of Goa, a 350-year-old mansion whose history is intricately woven with that of the tourist-favourite state. History reinvents itself in this home belonging to the Father of Goa Liberation - T B Cunha. Every section of the house tells a tale and has been expertly and beautifully restored by famed Goan architect Dean D’Cruze.

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First Hyatt Centric Hotel in India opens in MG Road, Bangalore

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the rebranding of Hyatt Bangalore MG Road to the Hyatt Centric brand, marking the brand’s first hotel in India and twenty-third worldwide.
Located in the city known as India’s Silicon Valley, Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore is the launch pad that inspires and encourages exploration of Bangalore’s serene parks, inspiring Victorian-era architecture, and vibrant dining scene with ease.

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Aviation News
Flights from Ajmer’s Kishangarh Airport will soon be operational

Starting next week, flights from Ajmer’s Kishangarh airport will be operating under the regional air connectivity scheme, UDAN.
UDAN or “ude desh ka aam naagrik”, aims to connect un-served and underserved airports across the country. Rajasthan has 18 state-owned airfields apart from the airports owned by the Airports Authority of India, defence airfields and private airstrips.

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Jet Airways to fly non-stop on Mumbai-Manchester route

Jet Airways will start operating non-stop flights connecting Mumbai and Manchester from 5th November.
The flights will run on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and Jet's 254-seater Airbus A-330 will be used for this purpose.

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WOW air to start low-cost flights linking India, Europe, North America

WOW air, Iceland’s low-fare transatlantic airline, on Tuesday announced the launch of its flight operations in India from December 7, 2018, with ‘airfares that will enable everyone to fly’.

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Ukraine International Airlines launches direct flights to India

Ukraine International Airlines launched direct flights from Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine and New Delhi.
Flights to and from the Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport touched down on a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with three classes of service - business, premium economy and economy. The airline has started with new long-distance flights three times a week and the frequency of flights will grow to four flights a week.

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IndiGo to connect Hubli to Goa and Kochi from June

IndiGo airlines will commence flight services from next month to Hubli from Goa and Kochi, using an ATR plane.
The low-cost carrier will also operate additional flights between Hubli-Chennai, Hubli- Bengaluru and Hubli- Ahmedabad with Airbus A320, starting July 1.

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Recipe of the Month

Garlic Curry Chicken and Spinach

Ready In: 25mins
Serves: 4

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