Traveler Opinions: Cultural Practices

Allison Sodha

Many of you contact us with very heartfelt and strong opinions about certain cultural practices that you experience during your trip to India. Of course, we believe this is one of the beautiful elements of world travel: experiencing and observing diversified belief systems.

A tradition that people often want to discuss is arranged marriage: In the 21st century, how can people not choose who to marry? Is it forced? Why does the man have more power in the decision? It certainly is a controversial subject for Westerners, and even now becoming a hot topic in India.

We consider the discussion another opportunity to learn and understand about a country's history and the role it plays in modernity. So please continue sending your topics and opinions to travel@sodhatravel.com. Our office enjoys the dialogue, and it allows us to better connect with our global community.

Topics: Culture

Allison Sodha

Written by Allison Sodha

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. To me, traveling is a multifaceted relationship: a relationship with other cultures, a relationship with other people, and ultimately a relationship with our own self.