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Polo and Peacocks: British Polo Day in Jodhpur

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A celebrated and ancient sport, Polo has been played since the time of the Mughals. But it was in the late 19th century that polo came to Jodhpur in its modern form. British Polo Day enjoys three days of events, rich in intrigue, romance and the majesty of India...

Do things differently with Ampersand Travel

At Ampersand we don’t do cookie cutter tours. Each and every trip is tailor-made to provide our clients with a mixture of the best-of-the-best luxury accommodation (mixed in with a few charming boutique gems), the most competent guides, and an itinerary of unique activities that cater to our clients’ personal interests – be they cultural, sporty, culinary or spiritual… Here are a few quirky ideas on ways to experience your destination a little differently in 2014. Taboggan down the iconic…

Ampersand's top 5 breathtaking holidays in Asia

Ampersand's MD, James Jayasundera, dips into his knowledge of Asia to find five breathtaking trips for Square Mile magazine1. Best for adventurous culture-vultures: Jodhpur, India Want a dose of extreme adrenaline with your history lesson? Try zip-lining over Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort in true Batman style (Batman buffs may recognise it as the setting for scenes of the new movie). Built in the 17th century by Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the fort is 400 feet high and zipping across each of the six…

"Shall I tell you the best thing about Jodhpur?... It's the zipwire that sends you like Batman around the moats and the crenellations. It's stunning." - Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

We love this quote - whatever your politics, it's hard not to love Boris, don't you think? It's hardly surprising that the ever bumbling yet enthusiastic London mayor enjoyed this experience - ziplining over the majestic Meherangarh Fort is, we think, one of the highlights of visiting Rajasthan. The backdrop is spectacularly dramatic and the Batman reference is particularly apt because scenes from the new Batman movie were filmed in this exact location. Built in the 17th century by Maharaja…
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