On the 2nd of May, more than 300 travel professionals came together at the Crown Plaza of Cochin for the ‘South India Travel Awards’ award ceremony. Shanti Travel was awarded ‘Best customized tour operator’
The event South India Travel Awards is sponsored by the association Incredible India and endorsed by highly reputed organizations such as PATA, World Travel & Tourism Council, OTOAI, or TAFI. All travel professionals active in India were looking forward to this major happening! A few weeks earlier, Shanti Travel had been informed of its nomination in the category ‘best tour operators’. Our Travel Expert specialist of South India, David Gaulin, represented Shanti that evening and collected the award of the ‘Best Customized Tour Operator’. Continue reading →
If you feel like beating the crowds and the busy streets, Dharamkot is the perfect place to be! Located 2109m above sea level, you will find this enchanting little village nestled in the lush green Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Whether you feel like some time off, visiting cities and temples, taking cooking courses, or going trekking in the surrounding mountains, Dharamkot has got it all. Only 11 kms away from Dharamshala and even closer to McLeodganj, the little village is situated in the high hills just above the Bhagsu village.
Also know as the “Pink City of India”, Jaipur is the capital as well as the largest city of the state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It is home to numerous forts, palaces and monuments that are scattered inside as well as around the city. Not only is it impressive in size and population, it is rich in local culture and tradition which makes it the perfect place for an immersive experience in Indian life. You won’t be deceived as you soak in the intensity of Rajasthan and the beauty of this region.
Jodhpur, also known as the “Blue city” or the “Sun City, was built in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha, the Rajput chieftain of the Rathores. His goal and intentions were to build a new capital to replace the old one, Mandore, which can be visited at the now called “Mandore Gardens”.
The Rathore kingdom was also known as the Marwar and was the largest in Rajputana, hence the people of Jodhpur and surrounding areas were called “Marwaris”. The city was built on a strategic point which linked Delhi to Gujarat by road, enabling to city to profit from a flourishing trade in opium, copper, silk, sandals, date palms and coffee.
A very famous tourist destination, Jodhpur is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for some authentic Indian energy and experience. Rich and vibrant with a diverse mix of forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition as well as a long history in textile making, you won’t run out of things to do!
There are countless activities and things to do when you are in Leh, it all depends on what you are interested in and what you are looking for! Leh is situated in Ladakh, and is the perfect place to chill if you are looking for a blend of city-life and nature. Whether you are looking for some adventure, a chill time with some friends or both, Leh has got what you need!
If you are travelling in North India, trekking in Zanskar is a MUST DO! Trekking is one of the most authentic ways to explore a place, and probably one of the most rewarding too! Escape the busy crowded streets, and instead explore the humbling Himalayan mountain range and walk through the clouds. You really won’t regret it.