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Apr 30

Beyond the Taj Mahal: Alternate Destinations Worth Considering in India

Many travelers are initially drawn to India for its extensive history and culture, including a visit the famed Taj Mahal. And the numbers prove that over 72% of foreign tourists include a visit to the iconic monument of love in Agra. As Destination Specialists, it is our responsibility to not only be experts in the places we sell, but also be informed of alternate locations that offer similar elements of the more popular and well-known locations. When planning an itinerary, many of our clients inquire as to whether or not a popular site or city is worth visiting. We usually communicate that it is popular for a reason. Can the inundation of tourists detract from the experience? Possibly. Does the fact that so many people visit indicate it is worth it? Probably. However, only after learning more about our client's travel preferences and special interests can we make a fair recommendation.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 10:55 AM

Posted in India, Featured Tours

Apr 23

Celebrate Earth Week with a $200 Discount Off Any Custom Kerala Package

Did you know that Sodha Travel is a member of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the largest and oldest ecotourism organization in the world? Through the years, Sodha Travel has maintained a commitment to sustainable business practices. This not only applies to the administrative elements of our company but also through Responsible Tourism: leaving the destination a better place than when you found it. Our team continues to seek new ways of incorporating sustainability and conservation in the travel industry.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:07 AM

Posted in India, Kerala, EcoTourism

Apr 16

And the Winner of our Golden Experience Giveaway is...

Our Golden Experience Giveaway was a tremendous success! A warm thank you to all who entered to win a private tour of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. After conducting an official drawing, the winner is...

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 09:48 AM

Posted in India, Events, Testimonials

Apr 9

Safety and Tourism in India

In the past few months, three incidents of rape and attempted rape in India have made international headlines and have unfortunately branded India as an unsafe destination for tourists. As appalling as the recent incidents have been, they are a gross misrepresentation of what most visitors experience - a very safe and friendly environment. India is a complex country with almost 1.3 billion people and even the most seasoned traveler can find the country to be a difficult place to navigate and integrate. This is why Sodha Travel partners with a destination management company with over 50 years of experience providing travelers with safe and enriching travel experiences.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 10:00 AM

Posted in India, Culture, Safety, Adventure

Apr 2

Client Testimonial: Our Trip Truly Was Perfect in Every Way

We always appreciate when our clients send us feedback and testimonials regarding their travel experiences. Our team values the input and strives to exceed expectations, based on comments and suggestions. Susan and Jacob from San Diego, California, recently returned from three weeks in Sri Lanka and India. Their itinerary included a custom Jewish tour in Mumbai, overnight houseboat in Alleppey, and traditional dance performance in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The following testimonial is posted, with permission:

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 08:57 AM

Posted in India, Sri Lanka, Testimonials

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