Happy 12th Anniversary, Sodha Travel! As South Asia Destination Specialists, it has been a joy to create custom tours and introduce immersive experiences across the region. In June 2007, Sodha Travel started with a few teams in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Now we have 11+ teams across South Asia, including UAE, Bhutan, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.