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Apr 6

Legends and Landscapes of Nepal

Hello, travelers! Namaste from Nepal. We have been having an epic experience the past few days in the Kathmandu Valley. Nepal never ceases to amaze me - the warmth of the people are just a small part of what makes this Himalayan country so inviting. Kathmandu is a short flight from Delhi or Varanasi, making it an ideal excursion from India. (It is also easily accessible from Paro, Bhutan.) Here are a few highlights from the journey that I highly recommend to all of our Sodha Travelers:

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 04:22 PM

Posted in Nepal, Airlines, Food and Water, Himalayas

Jun 14

Featured Tour: Himalayan Jeep Safari and $200 Savings

Imagine spending 14 days on a jeep adventure through the most spectacular mountain passes in the world. Sodha Travel's Himalayan Jeep Safari takes travelers on a journey across the Himalayas. In between elevated passes and spectacular gorges, traverse the legendary Moore plains and the steppes of Sarchu. Also, drive over Khardung La, the highest motor able road pass in the world, and view the second highest mountain peak in the world - K2.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 01:52 AM

Posted in India, Featured Tours, Himalayas

Aug 29

UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal

Nepal is an enticing Kingdom, a destination filled with religious, historical, and natural treasures. Nepal is also home to four UNESCO World Heritage sites. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. The World Heritage List is currently comprised of 962 properties that have superior universal value - 745 cultural, 188 natural, and 29 mixed. The four UNESCO sites in Nepal are Kathmandu Valley (cultural), Chitwan National Park (natural), Sagarmatha National Park (natural), and Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha (cultural).

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 10:29 AM

Posted in Nepal, Himalayas

May 21

A Journey to Tsomoriri Lake

Tso Moriri, or Lake Moriri, is a high-altitude lake located in Ladakh, India. At 15,075 ft, it is the largest lake in the Trans-Himalayan region. In the local language, Tsokar translates to Salty Lake. Until 1959, salt was extracted from the lake for consumption by the locals. Because of recent threats to Tso Moriri, including road construction and the absence of garbage disposal, many conservation efforts have been initiated. It is an area rich in wildlife, vegetation, and natural beauty.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 07:35 AM

Posted in India, Featured Tours, Himalayas

Mar 2

Why Travel to India?

I received an interesting phone call the other day from a woman who was considering traveling to India. She asked me only one question: "Allison, why should I travel to India?" Usually, travelers have already decided on India as their next destination, or they inquire about specific elements of traveling to the region. I appreciated the simple and direct question, though I had to find a way to summarize why I believe India is a travel-worthy destination. (Really, I could spend hours on the topic!) Here was my abridged response:

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 04:39 AM

Posted in India, Culture, Shopping, Festivals and Holidays, Himalayas

Feb 2

February Featured Tour: Legacy of Leh/Ladakh

Last post, I was excited to announce our newest women-only tour: Colors of India. Just a few days ago, we also added a new Featured Tour: Legacy of Leh/Ladakh. Ladakh is a remote region in Northern India, located between the Himalayan and Kunlin mountain ranges. Historically a Buddhist kingdom, Ladakh was strategically placed at the crossroads of major trading routes. The region is commonly called "Little Tibet" and many travelers have discovered this destination as an alternative to visiting the disputed territory of Tibet.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 07:46 AM

Posted in India, Delhi, Festivals and Holidays, Featured Tours, Himalayas

Jun 7

June Featured Tour: Ganges River Rafting and Elephant Safari

Our June Featured Tour is the popular Ganges River Rafting and Elephant Safari! Spend 9 days/8 nights on an adventure itinerary that also incorporates bonfires, cliff jumping, and hiking an ancient pilgrim route to Badrinath.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 04:19 AM

Posted in India, Adventure, Featured Tours, Himalayas

Jun 1

Bhutan Himalayan Marathon

On November 11, 2011 at 11:11 am, a field of Bhutanese and international runners will participate in the inaugural Bhutan Himalayan Marathon. This event offers athletes a unique opportunity to experience the Kingdom of Bhutan on a 26.2 mile course in the shadows of the highest mountains in the world. The country fiercely regulates inbound tourism in an effort to protect its culture and environment, and international registration is only open to 150 runners.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:41 AM

Posted in Bhutan, Events, Adventure, Himalayas

May 24

And the Winner is...

Thank you to all who participated in voting for our newest tour! The winner - by only one vote - is Splendors of Leh/Ladakh.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 03:28 AM

Posted in India, Featured Tours, Himalayas

May 10

Top 25 Destinations in India!

Recently, Trip Advisor posted the Traveler's Choice Awards Top 25 Destinations in India. I particularly love reviewing an award list when selected by everyday travelers. Admittedly, I expected to see a few of the destinations, including #2 Varanasi, #9 Jaipur, #12 Udaipur, and #16 Goa. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see #3 Manali, #11 Hampi, #15 Shimla, and #25 Kodaikanal.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 05:03 PM

Posted in India, Goa, Featured Tours, Himalayas

Apr 26

Ananda Ayurvedic Spa and Resort: Save $300 by April 30th!

Only one week remains to reserve our Ananda Ayurvedic Spa package and save $300 per couple!

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:52 AM

Posted in India, Accommodations, Testimonials, Featured Tours, Himalayas

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