Sodha Travel is pleased to be one of the only US-based travel companies that specializes in India AND has a department that caters to women-only travel. Over the years, we have been delighted to prepare custom itineraries for solo females and women's groups. This includes our popular women-only Colors of India tour that includes a private Rajasthani cooking class and mehndi (henna) session. (Our 2014 dates will be added soon.)
Leigh recently returned from a trip in North India and sent the following feedback from her experience, as a female traveler:
As a female traveler, India was safe and fantastic with Sodha Travel. I had some hesitation before traveling, as the news seems to have an unfavorable view of females traveling to this part of the world. However, my experience was wonderful and I felt so cared for along the way. Your team followed-up with me almost every day and assured I felt connected to someone local. The guides were prompt and kind, and the drivers were courteous and engaged in delightful conversations. It really is a beautiful country. I kept thinking during the trip, it is disappointing that more people, women especially, don't visit this place because it is such a departure from anywhere else in the world. The colors, the people, the land, the food, and the language come together to present a travel experience that is unlike any other. I feel very lucky that I had the opportunity to visit and decided to pack my bag and go. A warm thank you to you and the Sodha Travel team for excellence in customer service and ability to make guests feel like royalty. By the way, loved the haveli's in Rajasthan! Very unique!
Thank you, Leigh. In April, I posted about Safety and Tourism in India and shared my thoughts about the suggested safety concerns. By using a reputable and specialized company, like Sodha Travel, you have the added support and advocacy during your trip, with planning and researching on your behalf to create a safe and comfortable experience. And it sounds like you had this and more! We are very appreciate of your testimonial, and hope others will continue to journey to this region we feel so passionately about.