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Mumbai Moments: Insider Culture

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The city of Mumbai has many hidden gems for the culturally inquisitive traveller, and the ‘incredible cavalcade of life’ is a richly rewarding place to explore day or night. Artists, filmmakers, authors and adventurers have been drawn for centuries to Mumbai’s raffish charm contributing to a vibrant arts scene that grows more exciting by the year…

Art Fever: Visiting India’s Art Scene

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The Indian art scene is booming. With record-breaking sales and clamouring international interest, the ninth India Art Fair welcomed over 100,000 attendees and Kochi held its third Art Biennale. There has never been a better time to invest in Indian art, from emerging artists to the larger names who have seen their value skyrocket over the past few years…

David’s Shooting Star: Jews of Mumbai



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India has ebbed and flowed with a kaleidoscope of races since time began and within this, the little-known Jewish community have a long and captivating story to tell. Their charming legacy, distinctly Levantine but infused with local colours, has been woven into Mumbai’s metropolis which was once a Jewish haven under British colonial rule...

What makes the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts so brilliant?

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What makes The Oberoi hotels so brilliant? It’s the exceptional service, genuine hospitality and a luxury environment as experienced by Lola on her recent trip to India hosted by the hotel group. Visiting Mumbai, Bangalore and Calcutta, Lola soon realised that this was a fabulous way to experience authentic, Indian hospitality…

My First Impressions Of India

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Our brand new Sri Lanka specialist, Lola, has just returned from her very first trip to India. Having been bought up listening to her grandfather’s stories from the 1940s when he was living in Bombay, her expectations were sky high and her excitement uncontrollable. Read about her first impressions of this wild and frenetic country…

Diwali Festival of Lights: 3 November 2013

NEW ITINERARY: Diwali - India's Festival of Lights 14 days from £4595 per person Delhi | Agra | Jaipur | Jodhpur | Udaipur | Mumbai At Ampersand, luxury and culture are what we do best and our 2-week 'Festival of Lights' tour is the epitome of both. Be a part of one of India’s most famous festivals, Diwali, whilst staying insome of the country's very best hotels. Make your way through the Golden Triangle and feel like a modern day maharaja or maharani, staying in several former palaces along…
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