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Sophie at the Kaudulla National Park, Sri Lanka

Sophie, India & Sri Lanka Specialist

After completing my degree in Philosophy and Italian at university I had a yearning to pack my bags and explore the world. I started off close to home and went to live in Italy for two months, where I partook in a language course. Soon after I decided to travel to India as it had always been a country I had been fascinated by and it certainly did not disappoint.

After being totally enamoured by India and the Subcontinent, I decided I wanted work in a role which would keep me connected to this exciting place and this led me to join Audley. Since working here I have been lucky enough to trek the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal, spot tigers in the Ranthambhore National Park in Northern India, and walk along the tropical palm fringed beaches in Sri Lanka.

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Munnar, India

I recommend visiting - Munnar

India is exciting, vivacious and alive, however there are moments when you want to get away from it all and just unwind, well Munnar is the ideal place to do this. Munnar is a little haven of tranquillity and stunning beauty up in the Western Ghats, Kerala. A place where can do as much as you like such as hiking, cycling, seeing waterfalls and visiting the many tea plantations.

Alternatively you can simply do as little as you like and just soak up the incredible views of the rolling hills and beyond. Munnar has a staggering amount of wildlife, everywhere you look there are bright coloured birds or an exotic plant! Whatever you do in Munnar it will not disappoint.

Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Residence, Huvafen Fushi

I recommend staying at - Huvafen Fushi

Deluxe

Huvanfen Fushi epitomises tropical island luxury and is just as it appears on the postcards. For a truly sumptuous and unforgettable experience this is the place to go.

For a small island the activities are endless, a personal highlight of mine was snorkelling with a marine biologist who told me about all the different species of fish, it was fascinating.Everything was perfection, the closest you will get to paradise.

I'll never forget when…

For me the one experience I will never forget is seeing wild elephants in Kaudulla national park. The safari begins by driving through dense forest, eventually leading to vast plains where the wild elephants come down to the water reservoirs and bathe. I have never seen so many herds of elephants playing and grazing. It was beautiful to witness this.

Photos of Sophie

  • Sophie stopping to admire a waterfall on the way to Munnar, India Sophie stopping to admire a waterfall on the way to Munnar, India
  • Sophie looking out over Sigiriya, Sri Lanka Sophie looking out over Sigiriya, Sri Lanka