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Jan 22

Coming Soon: Six Senses Bhutan

Bhutan is a magical destination. Although Bhutan's early history is rich in mythology, much of it remains unknown. The country opened its doors to tourism in 1974, with the number for tourists kept to an environmentally manageable level through government regulated tourist tariffs. Bhutanese are renowned for their happiness and are a proud people who wear their national costume with pride. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 08:22 PM

Posted in Accommodations, Bhutan, Luxury

Oct 16

Sodha Travel Opens Australia Office

In the past decade, Sodha Travel has been delighted to serve an increasing number of Australian-based travelers. To cater to this community, we have now opened an office in Perth!

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 04:18 PM
Oct 6

Is it Safe for Women to Travel in India?

It’s fairly common for my clients to inquire about safety in India. Whether in travel guides or on the news, there is often a bold headline warning women about the dangers of traversing the country - staring, groping, assualt, and even rape. As both a woman and travel professional, I feel it is important to have an open dialogue about such a relevant topic and dispel any myths.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 03:57 PM

Posted in India, Safety

Sep 2

What Travelers Need to Know About the India UDAN Scheme

UDAN (‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik’) is a unique Indian airline system developed to stimulate regional connectivity through a market based mechanism. The scheme was launched earlier this year and Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first flight on April 27th from Shimla to New Delhi.

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Posted by Datri Sodha at 05:15 PM

Posted in Transportation, Airlines

Aug 4

Goa Activities During Monsoon Season

Goa is known as a tropical paradise on India's western shores. Settled by the Portuguese in the 15th century, the region intricately integrates European heritage and Indian traditions. Endless beaches, spice plantations, and adventure activities famously attract travelers from around the globe. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:59 PM

Posted in Goa, Adventure

Jul 3

Where are the Tigers in Thailand?

As Thailand Destination Specialists, we at Sodha Travel are often asked about including tiger experiences in our tour programs. Ultimately there are only two ways to view the big cats: in captivity or the wild. In Thailand, all tigers officially belong to the government. However, with a zoo license, it is legal for private owners to breed and use the tigers for commercial endeavors.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 08:04 PM

Posted in Thailand, Wildlife

Jun 23

Updated Taj Mahal Restoration Schedule

In September of 2015 we wrote about the cleaning and restoration of the Taj Mahal. Our team has now received an updated schedule from Dr. Bhatnagar, the Chief Of Chemical Department of ASI Agra. Here is the projected timeline:

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:47 PM
Jun 13

Now Reserving: The India Trail Tour in March 2018

Sodha Travel is now reserving space for our special 10th Anniversary Tour! The India Trail: Tigers, Temples, and Traditions will be from March 5 - 15, 2018

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:59 PM

Posted in India, Adventure, Featured Tours

May 23

Save the Date! Sodha Travel's 10th Anniversary

It's hard to believe that Sodha Travel launched 10 years ago! As South Asia Destination Specialists, it has been a joy to create custom tours and introduce immersive experiences across the region. 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 03:08 PM
Apr 18

Paving New Paths in Laos, Indonesia, and Cambodia

As South Asia travel specialists, it is our job and our passion to explore the hidden trails. For many years, our teams have given travelers the opportunity to have a truly authentic and sustainable travel experience in the great outdoors. We have met the needs of travelers with a passion for indigenous customs and culture, charming hospitality, flavorsome and traditional cooking, stimulating ethnic art, and intriguing architecture.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 12:45 PM

Posted in Accommodations, Adventure

Apr 4

Important India eVisa Updates

Great news! Traveling to India is now even easier with the newly implemented eVisa policies. The revised guidelines are effective April 1st:

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 04:22 PM

Posted in India, Visa

Mar 16

Sodha Travel's 5 Favorite Food Tours and Culinary Experiences in India

For many travelers, food does more than fill the belly. It is also a connection to the culture and people, a way to immerse through sweets and spices. India is just one destination where the food feeds the body and soul. Here are five of Sodha Travel's favorite food experiences in India:

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 12:07 PM

Posted in Food and Water

Feb 16

Hot Spring and Summer Thailand Deals!

Just in time for spring and summer holidays, Sodha Travel is excited to announce our hot Thailand deals in Bangkok, Phuket, and Koh Samui! 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 08:05 AM

Posted in Thailand

Jan 18

Langar Hall: The Largest Free Kitchen in the World

Namaste, travelers! I am currently on a 5-week adventure across India. One of my first stops was Amritsar, a city founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh Guru, Ram Das. Many know Amritsar as the site of the Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 01:57 PM

Posted in India, Food and Water

Jan 8

Happy 2017 from Sodha Travel!

What destinations are on your bucket list for 2017? Here in the Sodha Travel office, answers range from Portugal to Mongolia. We look forward to another year of global memories! 

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:46 PM

Posted in Nepal, Vietnam

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