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May 17

50% Off Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train Journey in September 2019

All Aboard! Sodha Travel is offering an exclusive promotion on the Deccan Odyssey luxury train journey in September 2019. Reserve your cabin for 50% off! Experience the magnificent landscapes of India on an 8 day/7 night voyage from Delhi to Mumbai.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 02:02 PM

Posted in India, Transportation, Agra, Mumbai, Luxury, Rajasthan, Wildlife

Apr 14

Sodha Travel's Favorite Features at Oberoi Hotels and Resorts

The Sodha Travel team has spent thousands of hours touring, viewing, and inspecting hotels in South Asia. We believe accommodations are more than a place to rest your head; they are an essential element of experiencing a destination. Although there are several luxury brands offering premium services, we are often drawn back to Oberoi. There is a simple elegance, not an ostentatious display. The hospitality is authentic and not forced. Oberoi also considers travelers of all ages, an often overlooked detail in luxury hotels. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 11:24 PM

Posted in India, Accommodations, Luxury

Mar 22

Why Gujarat Should Be On Your Next India Itinerary

Gujarat is one of the most industrialized states in India. Historically, Gujarat was known as the home of Mahatma Gandhi and the base of the Indian independence movement. Although the western state offers travelers many diverse attractions, including wildlife, handicrafts, tribal villages, and temples, it is rarely visited by foreigners. With well paved roads and incredibly friendly locals, Sodha Travel highly recommends adding Gujarat to your next India itinerary.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 02:50 PM

Posted in India, Culture, Featured Tours, Wildlife

Feb 1

Travel Consultants Vs. Travel Agents: What's the Difference?

What is the difference between a travel agent and a travel consultant? The shift started in the 1990's with the introduction of online booking sites. Travelers who once reserved air tickets and hotels directly with a travel agent now had access to book directly. In the following 25+ years, thousands of agencies closed their doors and the business models shifted from distributors to specialists.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 11:05 PM

Posted in Accommodations, Transportation, Education

Dec 14

Experience the Best of Hospitality and Immersion at Siddhanta Manor

Welcome to Siddhanta Manor, an exclusive homestay nestled in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. The owners, a family of planters, moved to the area from Hampi in the 1500's. The home was a labor of love and completed in 1993, established in a community where traditions thrive and preservation of nature is a way of life.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 03:43 PM

Posted in India, Accommodations, Culture

Oct 24

Sri Lanka Named Best Travel Destination in 2019

Lonely Planet has named Sri Lanka the best travel destination in 2019. At Sodha Travel, we don't always agree with the commercial travel trends, but Sri Lanka rightfully deserves the top spot. As South Asia specialists, we have been servicing the country for 15+ years and appreciate the vast religious, cultural, and geographical diversity. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 12:50 PM

Posted in Sri Lanka, Wildlife

Sep 19

Kumbh Mela 2019: What Travelers Need to Know

The Kumbh Mela is often considered the world's most massive act of faith.  It will be held in Allahabad, India from January 14 - March 4, 2019.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 05:03 PM

Posted in India, Accommodations, Events, Festivals and Holidays

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

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