Did you know that Sodha Travel has an extensive network of award-winning specialists in Southern and Western Asia? In addition to servicing India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, we also coordinate private and custom tours to Tibet, Maldives, Singapore, Thailand and Dubai. Read on to learn more about Sodha Travel's exciting programs in these destinations:
Tibet is an "elevated" destination in landscape and beliefs. Located in western China, the plateau region is the highest on earth with an average elevation above 16,000 feet. The dominant religion, Tibetan Buddhism, is strong on elevation of spirit and has played a prominent role in influencing art, festivals, and music. To many travelers, Tibet is synonymous with political unrest, exile, and administrative tensions. However, it is also a spectacular region with over 800 settlements, world heritage sites, palaces, and sheer geographic beauty.
The Maldives is a paradise of turquoise reefs, deep blue seas, and sandy beaches. There are 1,190 islands formed around 26 natural atolls, with 90 islands developed exclusively as tourist resorts. The warm seas have a high visibility year-round, making it ideal for diving, boating, surfing, and watersports. As a strategic trading route in the Indian Ocean, the Maldivian culture was heavily influenced by South Asia, Africa, and Arabia.
Dubai is a bustling, modern city and one of the seven emirates that encompass the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Only a short flight to South Asia, it is also a popular stopover destination for travelers visiting India, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Dubai offers visitors a unique blend of modernity and traditionalism, as well as some of the most luxurious hotels and attractions in the world. Enjoy a sunset desert safari by jeep, explore the Palm Jumeriah archipelago, cruise down Dubai Creek, or catch the views from the observation deck of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
For a relatively small and young country, Singapore has emerged as one of the world's leading commercial and economic hubs. The four official languages – English, Tamil, Mandarin and Malay – represent the foreign influences that have shaped the Singaporean identity. Often considered a gateway between the East and West, Singapore is also a popular stopover destination for travelers on long-haul flights. Notable attractions include Sentosa Island, Marine Life Park, Gardens by the Bay, China Town, Little India, and the Singapore Flyer.
Often labeled the Land of Smiles, Thailand is a diverse and wondrous country located in the heart of Southeast Asia. Thai culture has been shaped by many influences, including Indian, Lao, Burmese, Cambodian, and Chinese. Visit the ancient temples, explore the countryside by cycle, trek the tropical jungles, enjoy island hopping, discover hidden caves and lagoons, and sample new cuisine in the floating markets. Sodha Travel also offers several sustainable tourism and voluntourism packages in Thailand, including home stays, volunteer projects and conservation initiatives.
Our packages cater to clients of all interests and budgets, so contact our team to design your trip!