We are very proud to present you our 2nd official award received by Shanti Travel on our 10th anniversary. We thank you all warmly for contributing to this great collective achievement.
We have been elected Best Travel Agency in North India 2015 by the prestigious India Travel Awards committee, supported officially by the Indian Ministry of Tourism and which recognizes each year those from the industry who contributed the most to the regional tourism growth. Continue reading →
Shanti Travel, the tailor made travel specialist for Asia has been offering original routes from past 10 years to suit your holiday need and desires. From finding the best hotels in Sri Lanka to guiding you for a scrumptious dinner in Delhi or Bali, we strive to share our passion with you. Beyond our wonderful trips on a private car with a driver or the vivid activities that we offer to you (trekking, diving, photo etc…) here is a quick overview of the unusual mode of transport that you can hire during your next trip to Asia. Continue reading →
On this special year when we are celebrating our 10th anniversary, we interviewed our Directors Mr. Alex Le Beuan and Mr. Jeremy Grasset to throw some light on the story so far. They answer all the questions we have about this adventurous odyssey. Continue reading →
With the Indian Ministry of Tourism having recently announced its latest guidelines including the provision of Indian Visa-on-Arrival or e-Tourist Visa (eTV) for tourists from 113 countries, visiting India is easier now than ever before! Continue reading →
The first few days after you make your plans of travelling to India known to family and friends would certainly be filled with innumerable words of caution and advice from one and all. India is a favourite destination with all kinds of travellers, as much for its rich heritage and scenic beauty as for the big and small adventures it offers in day to day life. However there is always a rider attached with one’s first trip to the subcontinent – security concerns, fear of being overwhelmed or (in the rare case) underwhelmed, fear of contracting a disease and so on. It is understandable from a foreign tourist’s point of view, since India can indeed overwhelm the senses at times. But there’s nothing that should stop one from taking that fateful first trip to India. For once you’ve experienced the country in all its glory, including its many imperfections and pitfalls, you will want to return again and again.
Ask anyone who has ever been to India. They will unanimously say that it truly is a fascinating country. A melting pot of tradition and modernity, and simplicity and complexity, this destination marvels the mind as much as it makes your soul ‘feel’. Simply put, it is absolutely impossible to have an indifferent attitude towards India once you land on its soil. India is a country made up of smaller countries – each state of India has its own language, culture, cuisine, mindset and religion. If you want to maximize your experience in this befuddling country, it is highly recommended to go through a local travel agency that will help you avoid the troubles faced by an independent traveler. Continue reading →
Heritage is our legacy. Resources and significant monuments have been left for us by our ancestors, with which we live today and we have a responsibility to pass on the same with good care to our future generations. To serve this purpose, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) had started a mission to plan the policies and actions to preserve these unique places around the world irrespective of national territories, considering them to be resources for all citizens of the world. After conceptualizing this agenda, UNESCO adopted a treaty in 1972 called Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The mission was to identify, preserve and protect the cultural and natural heritage around the world. There are many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Continue reading →
India is a land of thousands of gods and goddesses. The Hinduism concept of Tridevi or ‘three goddesses’ revolves around Saraswati, Lakshmi and Durga. These goddesses are worshipped throughout the year by Hindus, for prosperity, health, wealth and knowledge. This signifies the importance of women in the Indian culture and society. In the plethora of temples dotting the Indian landscape, you will find female deities placed shoulder to shoulder with male god idols, and sometimes singularly too. For a country where religion is so deeply entrenched and pervasive, treating women with equality, dignity and respect should come naturally. Continue reading →
Publié le 3 October 2013
Christophe Shanti Travel
Jardin villa by Geoffrey Bawa
The renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa is acknowledged as one of the most influential Asian architects of the XXth century. Born in 1919, he rapidly became the most influential artist in Sri Lanka. One of the key features of his style is the ability to mingle nature and architecture thus making his artwork perfectly integrate in a natural setting. This concept is also known as “tropical modernism”. Continue reading →
Publié le 30 September 2013
How do you neutralise carbon footprint?
Any journey has an impact on the environment. An airplane, a major consumer of fuel, is a producer of notorious greenhouse gas emissions. But why deny yourself the discovery of a new country, a distant continent or remote island when you can offset the environmental impact of air travel?
Shanti Travel will try to help you by educating you more about sustainable tourism through its concept of SOFT travel. Responsible and sustainable travel begins with preparing the route but once you land in your destination till the time you get back home, you need to put in greater efforts to offset the CO2 emissions produced during your flights. Continue reading →