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Mar 30

Recreate Your Own 'The Jungle Book' Itinerary

Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, The Jungle Book has been adapted once again for the big screen. The plot follows Mowgli, a feral child raised in the Indian jungle by wolves, as his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear try to convince him into leaving the jungle before the evil tiger Shere Khan arrives. Pack your bags and go from reel life to real life on an action-adventure in the heart of India. Follow in the footsteps of Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, and Kaa as you recreate your own The Jungle Book itinerary. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 01:03 PM

Posted in India, Accommodations, Adventure

Mar 22

Spotlight: The Veddas in Sri Lanka

In the heart of Sri Lanka live the Veddas, an indigenous tribe who takes immense pride in an age-old lifestyle of hunting, collecting fruits, and worshipping spirits. Even with the impact of modernization, they treasure their traditions and maintain a fierce cultural preservation. Most Veddas speak Sinhala and Tamil - the official languages of Sri Lanka - as their native dialect is now nearly extinct. With faces blessed with sharp eyes, theirs is a heritage that spans hundreds of years.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 01:58 PM

Posted in Sri Lanka

Mar 7

5 Mistakes Travelers Make in India

As an India Destination Specialist who recently completed my 12th visit to the country, I have had my fair share of cultural mishaps along the way. India has become my second home, with countless lessons learned about how to best acclimate and immerse.  (Check out more in my Tips for Traveling to India with Children.)  Here are five mistakes that travelers make in India:

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 02:10 PM

Posted in India, Packing

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