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Jun 19

Client Testimonial: World Travel and Sodha Travel are a Part of My Life Adventure

Happy 12th Anniversary, Sodha Travel! As South Asia Destination Specialists, it has been a joy to create custom tours and introduce immersive experiences across the region. In June 2007, Sodha Travel started with a few teams in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Now we have 11+ teams across South Asia, including UAE, Bhutan, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 01:27 PM

Posted in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Testimonials

May 4

Sodha Travel's Newest Tours in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan

For many, spring cleaning is a time to organize the home and purge old, unused items. At Sodha Travel, spring cleaning is about updating previous tours with the newest immersive experiences AND launching modern, exclusive itineraries. It's our favorite time of year! Check out our recent private tour offerings in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 04:22 PM

Posted in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Featured Tours, Wildlife

Mar 25

Tips for Traveling with Children to South Asia by a Travel-Industry Mom

Traveling with children to South Asia is not only possible but incredibly rewarding! As a travel professional, I am often out exploring the Indian subcontinent and beyond. When possible, my three children accompany me on trips abroad. From staying healthy to scheduling, here are my tips for comfortably exploring South Asia as a family.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 12:31 AM

Posted in Family, India, Education, Nepal, Adventure, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

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

Dec 29

New Nepal Tour in 2016: Cycling in Kathmandu

Nepal recently landed a spot on National Geographic Traveler's Cool List 2016. Editor Pat Riddell stated, "We’ve scoured the planet for this year’s must-see destinations and come up with an eclectic list of top spots for culture, cuisine, festive celebrations, pristine coastline… and places to go. Some are obvious, some not so, but we think they should be top of anyone’s travels plans in 2016 – and beyond."

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 05:33 PM

Posted in Nepal

Oct 28

Free Destination Guides to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Thailand

Did you know that Sodha Travel offers free destination guides to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Thailand?

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 02:40 PM

Posted in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka

Aug 11

Watch: Experience a Private or Custom South Asia Tour with Sodha Travel

Sodha Travel is excited to present our latest video, The Sodha Travel Journey. We are often asked how and why we specialize in South Asia, as well as what travelers can expect by working with us to plan a custom tour program. We hope the video highlights our services and provides a foundation to learn more about our company philosophy.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 01:28 PM

Posted in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Maldives

Jun 26

After the Earthquake: 5 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Visit Nepal

Here is exciting news from Nepal! With the exception of Changu Narayan Temple, the Department of Archeaology has officially reopened all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. After the devastating Gorkha earthquake in April, this is a much needed step toward rebuilding the tourism industry.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 12:14 PM

Posted in Nepal, History

Jul 7

Nepal Airport Development Fee

An important update for travelers visiting Nepal: We have received information from Nepal Association of Tour Operators and the Civil Aviation Authority Nepal (CAAN) regarding charging of Nrs. 1000 as the Airport Development Fee (ADF) from all passengers above two years old, departing from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to all international sectors effective July 17, 2014. As per the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, a decision regarding the ADF had been taken by the country's aviation regulatory and facilitating authority.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 03:36 AM

Posted in Nepal, Airlines

Apr 15

Win a Gift Box from Nepal!

We recently wrote about how your reviews mean the world to us. Quite literally. With Sodha Travelers from the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Argentina, Germany, South Africa, Australia, England, Israel, Vietnam, Thailand, and Dubai (just to name a few), your reviews connect us with the world. With such an international reach, our clients rely on your testimonials to discover more about our award-winning team.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 06:20 AM

Posted in Nepal

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

Mar 31

Follow the Sodha Travel Team in India and Nepal!

Greetings, travelers! I am packing my bags and headed to India and Nepal tomorrow. I have been invited to attend the Incredible India Travel Bazaar (IITB) in Delhi, followed by some work and play in the Kathmandu Valley. Follow my journey by connecting with Sodha Travel on social media - I love to stay in touch with travelers during my adventures abroad!

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 08:52 AM

Posted in India, Culture, Nepal, Delhi

Jan 21

Places to Visit in Nepal in 2014

Our last post highlighted the Sodha Travel team's suggestions on Places to Visit in India in 2014. Continuing with our series, we now journey to Nepal. Nepal is an enchanting kingdom, nestled in the Himalayas between China and India. For a small territory, the country boasts an uncommonly diverse terrain, including eight of the world's top 10 highest mountains. Nepali folklore is often illustrated in dance and music and the people are open to sharing their traditions. Although tourism is steadily increasing, Nepal's remote location has kept the culture widely unaffected from outside influences. Nepal was also listed on The New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2014.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 04:41 AM

Posted in Nepal

Feb 28

The Women Drummers of Bhaktapur, Nepal

Bhaktapur, also known as Bhadgaon, is an ancient Newari town located in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the district houses the famed Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, and Kailashnath Mahadev Statue.

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 05:42 AM

Posted in Culture, Nepal, Festivals and Holidays

Jan 15

Suggested Packing List for India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan

"What do I pack when I travel?" We hope to help answer this frequently asked question with the information below. Here is our suggested packing list for India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan:

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Posted by Allison Sodha at 07:28 AM

Posted in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Health, Packing, Sri Lanka

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