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Jul 12

10 Foods to Try While Traveling in South India

Last week we featured 10 Foods to Try While Traveling in North India. Part II now has us heading south to the land of biryani, dosa, and Chettinad everything! Here are 10 of our favorite foods that every traveler must try in South India.

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Posted by Datri Sodha at 01:01 AM

Posted in India, Food and Water, Cuisine

Jun 29

10 Foods to Try While Traveling in North India

"Every country, from around the globe, contains a fusion of food culture that is relative. So we all have something to share." 

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Posted by Datri Sodha at 02:16 PM

Posted in India, Food and Water

Jun 6

Can You Answer These South Asia Travel Trivia Questions?

Time for travel trivia! These 20 questions will test your knowledge of the 12 countries that Sodha Travel services in South Asia. Ready, set, play!

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 11:38 PM

Posted in Education

May 4

Sodha Travel's Newest Tours in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan

For many, spring cleaning is a time to organize the home and purge old, unused items. At Sodha Travel, spring cleaning is about updating previous tours with the newest immersive experiences AND launching modern, exclusive itineraries. It's our favorite time of year! Check out our recent private tour offerings in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 04:22 PM

Posted in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Featured Tours, Wildlife

Mar 25

Tips for Traveling with Children to South Asia by a Travel-Industry Mom

Traveling with children to South Asia is not only possible but incredibly rewarding! As a travel professional, I am often out exploring the Indian subcontinent and beyond. When possible, my three children accompany me on trips abroad. From staying healthy to scheduling, here are my tips for comfortably exploring South Asia as a family.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 12:31 AM

Posted in Family, India, Education, Nepal, Adventure, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

Mar 6

The Windermere River House in Kerala, India

There are many treasures to be discovered in Kerala, a green and lush region in Southwest India. The state has an incredibly diverse landscape that includes tea plantations, backwater canals, beaches, and national parks. One of the best ways to experience Kerala is by skipping the large, modern resorts and instead reserving home stays or smaller, boutique properties. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 04:32 AM

Posted in Accommodations, Kerala, Wildlife

Jan 22

Coming Soon: Six Senses Bhutan

Bhutan is a magical destination. Although Bhutan's early history is rich in mythology, much of it remains unknown. The country opened its doors to tourism in 1974, with the number for tourists kept to an environmentally manageable level through government regulated tourist tariffs. Bhutanese are renowned for their happiness and are a proud people who wear their national costume with pride. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 08:22 PM

Posted in Accommodations, Bhutan, Luxury

Oct 16

Sodha Travel Opens Australia Office

In the past decade, Sodha Travel has been delighted to serve an increasing number of Australian-based travelers. To cater to this community, we have now opened an office in Perth!

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 04:18 PM
Oct 6

Is it Safe for Women to Travel in India?

It’s fairly common for my clients to inquire about safety in India. Whether in travel guides or on the news, there is often a bold headline warning women about the dangers of traversing the country - staring, groping, assualt, and even rape. As both a woman and travel professional, I feel it is important to have an open dialogue about such a relevant topic and dispel any myths.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 03:57 PM

Posted in India, Safety

Sep 2

What Travelers Need to Know About the India UDAN Scheme

UDAN (‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik’) is a unique Indian airline system developed to stimulate regional connectivity through a market based mechanism. The scheme was launched earlier this year and Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first flight on April 27th from Shimla to New Delhi.

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Posted by Datri Sodha at 05:15 PM

Posted in Transportation, Airlines

Aug 4

Goa Activities During Monsoon Season

Goa is known as a tropical paradise on India's western shores. Settled by the Portuguese in the 15th century, the region intricately integrates European heritage and Indian traditions. Endless beaches, spice plantations, and adventure activities famously attract travelers from around the globe. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:59 PM

Posted in Goa, Adventure

Jul 3

Where are the Tigers in Thailand?

As Thailand Destination Specialists, we at Sodha Travel are often asked about including tiger experiences in our tour programs. Ultimately there are only two ways to view the big cats: in captivity or the wild. In Thailand, all tigers officially belong to the government. However, with a zoo license, it is legal for private owners to breed and use the tigers for commercial endeavors.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 08:04 PM

Posted in Thailand, Wildlife

Jun 23

Updated Taj Mahal Restoration Schedule

In September of 2015 we wrote about the cleaning and restoration of the Taj Mahal. Our team has now received an updated schedule from Dr. Bhatnagar, the Chief Of Chemical Department of ASI Agra. Here is the projected timeline:

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:47 PM
Jun 13

Now Reserving: The India Trail Tour in March 2018

Sodha Travel is now reserving space for our special 10th Anniversary Tour! The India Trail: Tigers, Temples, and Traditions will be from March 5 - 15, 2018

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:59 PM

Posted in India, Adventure, Featured Tours

May 23

Save the Date! Sodha Travel's 10th Anniversary

It's hard to believe that Sodha Travel launched 10 years ago! As South Asia Destination Specialists, it has been a joy to create custom tours and introduce immersive experiences across the region. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 03:08 PM

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