Welcome to Ampersand's travel blog. This is where you'll find out all the latest goings on from our travels across Asia, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
Our motto is that luxury is in the experience: watching tigers padding through the Kanha jungle in the company of an expert guide; camping out under the Ladakh stars wrapped in cashmere blankets; exploring the art galleries and fine dining restaurants in Cape Town... these are the things we adore.
All over Asia and Southern Africa – from Bhutan to Bali, Cape Town to Victoria Falls – we know the most charming privately-owned hotels, the best secret beaches, the prettiest temples, and the most exclusive safari trails in the untouched wilderness. Our Little Black Book contains the best textile buffs, the keenest foodies, the wittiest maharajas, the most expert guides and the loveliest spots to drink champagne in the moonlight.
But what we love most of all is revealing these treasures to our clients. In our blog we hope to inspire and inform you by providing the latest travel news, hotel openings and luxury holiday ideas across Asia, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
Diwali Delights – An Intimate Grand Tour of North India
As the world becomes smaller, with the advent of technology and social media, people are in fact are becoming less connected to each other. At Ampersand Travel we love to engage people with incredible
An Intimate Grand Tour - Join Our Escorted Journeys to North India
At Ampersand we love nothing better than curating astonishing experiences for our travellers. A country as vast and packed with options as India can be overwhelming to approach and so we have launched
14 Incredible Festivals to Visit in Asia
Thousands and thousands of festivals take place every single year. From music and performance to art and dance, food and gastronomy to wine and beer, religious ceremonies to street parades, historical
A Hindustan Calendar: festivals and events in India
India undoubtedly has the world’s largest collection of 'happenings'. From the smallest jungle village to the sprawling cities, the joyful clamour and colour of festivals and events are a daily part of life. Millennia-old ceremonies and contemporary exhibitions jostle together in the most buzzing calendar in the world…
- Leslie Siben, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Anonymous, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka