A Message from the President

Welcome, travelers!

In my youth, I was fortunate to travel the world. My father was an airline pilot and I often heard "the world is just a plane ride away."  I always had an affinity for India and nurtured this curiosity by studying Indian history and religion at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Some of my favorite courses were Hinduism, History of Modern India, Hindu Tantra, and Essentials of Buddhism.

My research continued post-grad as I traveled across the country and contributed my work to several international publications. My passion to create experiences fueled by a deeper understanding of local communities planted the seeds for Sodha Travel.

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In the past 15+ years, I have interviewed diplomats and dignitaries, facilitated panels on sustainable initiatives in South Asia, and was selected as the Delhi Destination Expert for AFAR Media. All of these experiences cultivated a more thoughtful understanding of not only the respective destinations but also traveling with purpose.

Sodha Travel was born from my desire to share the beauty of India with the world. Since then, our services have extended to other destinations but our passion remains the same.  I continue to be amazed by South Asia’s ability to transform at such a rapid pace and yet fluently maintain its cultural, historical, and spiritual treasures.

To our past clients, we thank you. To our future travelers, we welcome you.

Enjoy the Journey! 

Allison Sodha

PS: Interested in learning more about India? Check out my book, Go! Girl Guides India!

The Sodha Travel Philosophy

Sodha Travel is not about volume. Instead, we are about curating experiences with cultural authenticity. Our Destination Specialists have spent thousands of hours inspecting hotels, testing vehicles, meeting guides and drivers, and personally experiencing the road less traveled.

As consultants, we only reserve bespoke, personalized itineraries. Unlike large companies that employ travel agents who work on commission for booking specific hotels or packages, Sodha Travel is not about mass tourism. We can therefore offer unbiased suggestions for accommodations and experiences.


At Sodha Travel, we prefer a boutique approach to understanding our clients. The planning process is more than just linking logistics. It’s a time to create, converse, and collaborate. We take a genuine interest in each and every client, learning their story and what fuels their wanderlust.

With local offices in the destinations we serve, our clients have continued assistance, support, and advocacy during their journey. It is also why we consider our guides and representatives as hosts who invite you to share in the customs of the community. Additionally, Sodha Travel's guides and historians are thoughtfully selected for each program and cater to your individual interests.

Awards & Recognition

Sodha Travel is proud to be rated 5-stars by independent traveler reviews. We encourage you to read testimonials from past Sodha Travelers.

Our local teams have received international recognition, including:


Excellence in Service

Excellence in Service

India Ministry of Tourism’s “National Award for Excellence in Service”

World's Best

World's Best

World’s Leading Destination Management Company

Responsible Tourism

Responsible Tourism

National Tourism Award for Responsible Tourism Project/Initiative – Empowerment of Women through Literacy India & Fair Trade

Gold Award

Gold Award

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award

Best Travel Agency - Indochina

Best Travel Agency - Indochina

TTG Travel Awards Best Travel Agency – Indochina

Best Travel Agency - Thailand

Best Travel Agency - Thailand

Travel Weekly Awards Best Travel Agency Thailand

Inbound Tour Operator of the Year

Inbound Tour Operator of the Year

Inbound Tour Operator of the Year by TravelAsia Magazinee.

Helping to Make Our Destinations a Better Place

Through the years, Sodha Travel has maintained a commitment to sustainable business practices. This not only applies to the administrative elements of our company but also through Responsible Tourismleaving the destination a better place than when you found it.

As a member of TIES, the largest and oldest ecotourism organization in the world, we continue to seek new ways of incorporating sustainability and conservation in our industry.

Let's Start the Journey Together!

The Sodha Travel team invites you to join our community of travelers. Together with our partners and operators, we look forward to being a part of your journey.

It was once said that travel leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller. What will your story be?

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