Independent Itineraries by Sodha Travel

Allison Sodha

Did you know that Sodha Travel reserves Independent Itineraries across India and Nepal? An Independent Itinerary, or II, allows a traveler the flexibility to plan as many or as few details of their trip before departure. I am proud that Sodha Travel is one of few agencies that not only specializes in travel to the Indian subcontinent, but also provides direct support and advocacy from team members in the United States and India.

Kevin Helms, a Sodha Traveler, recently returned from a 10-week Independent Itinerary across India. Kevin had some idea of his travel plans but prefered to keep an open schedule. Before his departure, he confirmed certain reservations, including hotels and airport transfers in his arrival and departure cities, train ticketing in Rajasthan, and touring in Kerala. Then, I supplied Kevin with the contact information of my Sodha Travel team member in Delhi. During the trip, Kevin contacted him to reserve additional services, including air/rail tickets and accommodations. My team member was also there to assist him when his passport was lost during the third week of his journey. Here is an excerpt from Kevin's email that he sent to me after returning to California (reprinted with permission):

As I was planning my trip, so many people thought I was unhinged to travel to India for 10 weeks without set reservations. After all, I was not backpacking and not staying in hostels. I wanted nice accommodations and good tour guides. Your Sodha Travel associate in India was great to work with. He was efficient, professional, and made good recommendations. He was so valuable when I lost my passport and also helped me with a local phone plan. India was magnificent and overwhelming. Knowing I had a human connection was comforting in such a foreign terrain. Thank you for providing excellent services from both the United States and India!

Thank you, Kevin! Our team is always happy to assist you. Remember, please send your testimonials to

Topics: India, Packing, Testimonials

Allison Sodha

Written by Allison Sodha

As the President of Sodha Travel and author of Go! Girl Guides India, Allison has spent almost two decades exploring South Asia. She has a passion for creating experiences fueled by a deeper understanding of local communities.