Category: India

Celebrate in style: India and Sri Lanka

Celebrate in style: India and Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka both offer unlimited potential for creating celebrations of a lifetime. Gather up your favourite people in the world and head east for an adventure to never forget – whether in a Maharaja’s palace rising out of the desert or a tropical private peninsula. Arrive by elephant, private plane or magic carpet […]

Asia's 10 most beautiful train journeys

Asia’s 10 most beautiful train journeys

An atmospheric train ride is second to none. The perfect way to get to know a country’s landscapes and customs, train trips transform perfunctory journey time into an experience in itself. There are myriad fantastic routes across Asia to choose from, ranging from the more upscale first-class carriages to those which are more basic, but […]

Top 11 places to visit in the Andamans

Top 11 places to visit in the Andamans

One of the reasons people love the Andaman Islands is that it is not just another beach destination. It has some interesting historical sites, natural wonders and activities that the whole family can enjoy. With something for everyone, these islands are growing in popularity each year and have several thousands of people visiting them. If […]

Travel guide to Aman Resorts

Travel guide to Aman Resorts

Phenomenal luxury, exquisite comforts and an astonishing array of different cultures and landscapes, Aman serves up the best of the best every time. Below we have listed their properties in Asia, but specifically highlighting what we love about each one. Carry on reading and let us know in the comments if you have any other highlights […]

12 boutique hotels in India that scream luxury

12 boutique hotels in India that scream luxury

How do you define luxury? What is it that immediately comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘luxury’? Luxury in its raw from is the purest definition of extravagance with tranquillity. Creature comfort is just one aspect among others. Let’s have a look at those who strike the right chords, maintaining perfect balance […]

Al Maha, Dubai

6 of the sexiest tented camps outside southern Africa

The rugged wilderness has always been a natural calling to mankind – after all, mankind was shaped by it before by inventing agriculture, creating colonies and discovering civilisation. But the adventurer has found a way to escape the chaos of cities and going back to mankind’s roots by roughing it out and camping in nature. […]

Video of the week: India - in a land of sensory overload

Video of the week: India – in a land of sensory overload

Visiting India in a land of sensory overload, Neal Howland had seen, heard, touched, tasted, and smelled more than he ever thought possible. Words failed him. So, this is his attempt to answer that question, with footage that he captured while on an epic tour of India.

Ladakh

5 of the world’s most outrageously underrated destinations

September is upon us, and 2017 has seemingly whizzed by in a flash… But looking back at our travels of this year, we’ve managed to fit it all in; from Nepal to the Cotswolds, Thailand to Bhutan and India to Indonesia, we’ve travelled throughout Asia and the British Isles in search of the finest experiences […]

Sumba Island

The 5 best destinations in Asia for a Summer holiday

The British summer time is often the best time of year to travel, particularly for those who are travelling with the family. But it is worth bearing in mind that there are only a handful of destinations in Asia that have good weather in August and September. Temperatures can soar to unbearable heights and the […]

Top 5 adventures for solo travellers

Top 5 adventures for solo travellers

Solo travel, especially solo female travel, is on the rise and can be a great adventure, but you don’t have to go it completely alone. Sometimes the thought of solo travel can be daunting and there may be some destinations you wouldn’t consider however, it needn’t be with our top pick solo adventures. Whether it […]

Top 5 activities in the Andaman Islands

Top 5 activities in the Andaman Islands

The Andaman Islands are wrapped in an exotic appeal and blessed with nature’s bounties; this picture-postcard perfect location in the Indian Ocean is one of the best beach destinations in the world. With such a description, most people assume that all you can do in Andaman is bask in the sunshine as you relax by […]

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

5 of the most memorable steam train journeys around the world

The great puffs of steam, the deep chug of the engine and the screech of the whistle as your train pulls out of the station. The romance of a steam train journey never fades, and it’s the same wherever you go. Here we’ve put together some of the most memorable steam train journeys you can […]

5 amazing islands to visit when island hopping in the Andaman archipelago

5 amazing islands to visit when island hopping in the Andaman archipelago

There are over 500 islands in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago in India. So remote are the islands that only 38 are permanently inhabited. While those that are inhabited do see a huge influx of tourists lusting for the white beaches and emerald green waters, you can still find many niches where you can almost […]

Oak Alley Plantation

Lights, camera, action: 7 ways to go behind the scenes

Visual effects in film may have advanced dramatically, but most directors still choose to shoot in real locations, taking advantage of some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes or filming in period settings that add authenticity to a scene. There’s something quite special about seeing these pseudo-fantasy locations in real life, adding an extra dimension […]

14 books to read before you go to India

14 books to read before you go to India

At Ampersand we feel that to really make the most of your holiday it pays off to swot up and do a bit of homework before you fly. Indians are avid readers and throughout the country, as well as at airports and hotels, you will find excellent bookshops, stocking titles on everything from art and […]

Top 8 things to do in Jaipur, India

Top 8 things to do in Jaipur, India

Few people are aware of a city which is quintessentially Indian, Jaipur. The capital and the largest city of the state of Rajasthan, it’s also known as the Pink City of India, and it offers visitors a wealth of architectural, cultural and foodie delights. Jaipur earned its moniker the “Pink City” because it was built, […]

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