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Win a 6-night luxury holiday to India staying in royal palace hotels

To celebrate the new Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire exhibition at the British Library, Ampersand  Travel have teamed up with Taj Hotels to offer you a competition with a chance to win an incredible 6-day holiday to India staying at the country’s most luxurious and historic palace hotels. Once the exclusive seats of Indian royalty, these magical palaces are the perfect hotels to experience the bygone era of Mughal India.

The prize

    • Two return international flights to India plus domestic flights and road journeys between Delhi and Jaipur.
    • Two nights on a complimentary B&B basis in a Double Room at these three hotels:

        • Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi

        • Rambagh Palace in Jaipur

        • Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad

Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi
Located in the embassy area of Delhi, this modern hotel is surrounded by a generous seven acres of landscaped gardens. Elegant and tastefully furnished the hotel offers excellent service and a wide range of facilities including the renowned Chinese speciality restaurant, Tea House of the August Moon. There is a large swimming pool surrounded by lush lawns, a 9-hole putting green and a spa.The suites are palatial and the hotel prides itself on its excellent service and extensive range of amenities.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Once home to the Maharaja of Jaipur, this light and airy palace is relaxing and wistfully romantic; from the peacocks strutting across the lawns to the Indian classical musicians playing on cool verandahs. Situated close to the city centre, the palace is spread over 47 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. It has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and now has some of the most lavish bedrooms of any hotel in the area. The art deco swimming pool is unique and a stylish outdoor pool and jacuzzi have been added. Spa treatments are offered in a charming tent, tucked away in a quiet corner of the garden. There are two restaurants to try as well as the delightful Polo Bar.

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
The lovingly restored palace has only just reopened and is looking as good as new. Passed on for generations like a precious jewel, Falaknuma Palace or ‘Mirror of the Sky’ was the residence of Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan, at the time the richest man in the world. Set at 2000 feet ,almost amongst the clouds, it has vast 360 degree views over the city. The palace offers guests a glimpse of the imperial lifestyle of the Nizams who governed the legendary city of Hyderabad. The hotel has a choice of 60 unique rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool and the Jiva Spa, spread across 32 acres of land with glorious views over the city and surrounding countryside.