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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Sodha Travel is excited to offer a new culinary adventure in Phuket, Thailand! On this 3 day/2 night program, explore the local markets, participate in cooking demonstrations, and dine at renowned eateries. Phuket is an amazing melting pot of cultures and cuisine, immediately evident as you walk around the Old Sino-Portuguese town.
Experience the wonders of North India during Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Diwali, or Deepavali, spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. On this exclusive small group tour, explore the ancient sites and vibrant markets in Delhi; visit the majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan; and marvel at the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Also, spend time with local families and learn about why Diwali is the biggest and brightest Hindu celebration in India!