Sodha Travel Blog

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
Apr 18

Paving New Paths in Laos, Indonesia, and Cambodia

As South Asia travel specialists, it is our job and our passion to explore the hidden trails. For many years, our teams have given travelers the opportunity to have a truly authentic and sustainable travel experience in the great outdoors. We have met the needs of travelers with a passion for indigenous customs and culture, charming hospitality, flavorsome and traditional cooking, stimulating ethnic art, and intriguing architecture.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 12:45 PM

Posted in Accommodations, Adventure

Apr 4

Important India eVisa Updates

Great news! Traveling to India is now even easier with the newly implemented eVisa policies. The revised guidelines are effective April 1st:

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 04:22 PM

Posted in India, Visa

Mar 16

Sodha Travel's 5 Favorite Food Tours and Culinary Experiences in India

For many travelers, food does more than fill the belly. It is also a connection to the culture and people, a way to immerse through sweets and spices. India is just one destination where the food feeds the body and soul. Here are five of Sodha Travel's favorite food experiences in India:

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 12:07 PM

Posted in Food and Water

Feb 16

Hot Spring and Summer Thailand Deals!

Just in time for spring and summer holidays, Sodha Travel is excited to announce our hot Thailand deals in Bangkok, Phuket, and Koh Samui! 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 08:05 AM

Posted in Thailand

Jan 18

Langar Hall: The Largest Free Kitchen in the World

Namaste, travelers! I am currently on a 5-week adventure across India. One of my first stops was Amritsar, a city founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh Guru, Ram Das. Many know Amritsar as the site of the Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 01:57 PM

Posted in India, Food and Water

Jan 8

Happy 2017 from Sodha Travel!

What destinations are on your bucket list for 2017? Here in the Sodha Travel office, answers range from Portugal to Mongolia. We look forward to another year of global memories! 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:46 PM

Posted in Nepal, Vietnam

Dec 20

Phuket Culinary Adventure

Sodha Travel is excited to offer a new culinary adventure in Phuket, Thailand! On this 3 day/2 night program, explore the local markets, participate in cooking demonstrations, and dine at renowned eateries. Phuket is an amazing melting pot of cultures and cuisine, immediately evident as you walk around the Old Sino-Portuguese town. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 02:13 PM

Posted in Food and Water, Thailand

Dec 8

Now Reserving: 2017 Festivals of India Tour

Experience the wonders of North India during Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Diwali, or Deepavali, spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. On this exclusive small group tour, explore the ancient sites and vibrant markets in Delhi; visit the majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan; and marvel at the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Also, spend time with local families and learn about why Diwali is the biggest and brightest Hindu celebration in India!

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 02:50 PM

Posted in India, Featured Tours

Nov 21

Is the Taj Mahal Really Closing?

There have been rumors circulating recently that the Taj Mahal is closing in the next 3 - 5 years. Built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj took over 22 years and 20,000 men to build. The monument is truly a wonder of the world, with reports estimating 4 million visitors annually.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 08:56 PM

Posted in Agra

Nov 14

Beyond the Burj: Sodha Travel's 5 Favorite UAE Tours

Welcome to UAE! The United Arab Emirates has become one of the most luxurious and extravagant destinations in the world. Most travelers only focus their touring in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, two of the seven emirates that encompass the country. Although the Burj Khalifa, Palm Islands, and Sheikh Zayed Mosque are spectacular sites, consider a tour that goes beyond the centralized districts. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 03:16 PM

Posted in Dubai

Nov 2

Ayurveda Resorts in Kerala

Kerala, a lush state in Southwest India, is often considered the birthplace of Ayurveda. Ayurveda, or Science/Knowledge of Life, is a form of holistic medicine. The earliest documentation of this healing system appeared in India over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda focuses on balancing the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual elements of life to create ultimate wellness.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 01:57 PM

Posted in India, Kerala, Wellness

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