Fuel costs continue to increase across India and are currently averaging Rs 55 per liter. Unfortunately, this results in higher fuel surcharges for our clients. Sodha Travel is considering alternative measures to accommodate the prices.
Being an agent has allowed me to connect, converse, and create with a diverse clientele of travelers to India and beyond. However, it has also allowed me to remove the stigma of travel agents as overpriced and unknowledgeable. Unfortunately, many travelers are skeptical at the affordability, expertise, and advocacy that an agent can provide. True, there are some agencies that price gouge and give poor customer service - even I have had disappointing interactions with others in the industry. I encourage travelers to research, ask questions, and select a travel company that is interested in the journey as much as the destination. I believe that it takes an agent the ability to listen, set honest expectations, and respect the individual requests of each traveler.
This week, I was featured as a guest blogger on Travel Mamas. Travel Mamas is an online community where families who love to explore the world can share tips and experiences about traveling with children. The site was founded by Colleen Lanin, a mother, world traveler, and author of The Travel Mamas' Guide.
A reminder that tickets are selling fast for the 4th annual SAWERA Fundraiser on October 9th. Sodha Travel will also be auctioning a luxury North India travel package, valued at over $6800! Here are the details of the event, and we hope you can join us!
Wine enthusiasts, take note: India is experiencing a boom in the wine industry. In addition to producing internationally recognized and award winning wines, many vineyards now feature modern tasting rooms, luxury accommodations, and property tours. Nashik is India's primary wine region, located four hours Northeast of Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra. However, there are also noteworthy wineries throughout the Southern states, including Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Here are a few of the most popular and reputable vineyards in India:
Allison Sodha, the owner of Sodha Travel, has been researching India, writing on India, and traveling to India for many years. And now, we offer our congratulations on her recent designation as a Certified India Destination Specialist! The DS program covers the geography, history, accommodations, cuisine, transportation, and unique cultural attractions of many touring areas around the world. The comprehensive, thorough curriculum and subsequent testing assures that Allison is well equipped with the knowledge necessary to create memorable vacations for travelers to India and beyond!
Discover the social, spiritual, and geographic diversity of Southern India in our Southern Enchantment tour. Enjoy 8 days/7 nights in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, two states with beautiful coastlines, misty hill stations, and a rich history. In this tour, explore the shore temples of Mahabalipuram, sandy beaches of Kovalam, and Kerala’s capital, Trivandrum. You will also visit Kanyakumari, the southern-most tip of India where the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Sea meet.