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A Perfect Introduction to India

9 days from £2,880 per person

This 9-night trip is created for first-time visitors who might be nervous about taking a holiday to India. Some might use a shortage of leave days as an excuse not to go or have a psychological barrier that makes them unable to commit to an India holiday. So we have designed what we feel is the perfect tour of India, possibly the perfect introduction to India focusing on the grandeur of Rajasthan and Delhi to see if “Incredible India” is for you or not.

Taking just 5 days off work, this 9-night holiday to India showcases India at its very best. From the moment you arrive you will have your own personal air-conditioned car with an English speaking driver who knows the country like the back of their hand. Your guides will be hand-picked and all services and accommodation will be the finest of their kind. You will also have 24/7 support for complete peace of mind.

In just 8 nights discover some of its most extraordinary Indian palaces, holy temples, and awe inspiring landscapes as well as meeting some of its most heartwarming and gracious people. There will be plenty of opportunities to experience a wide range of Indian cuisines and dishes, from mouthwatering street food (all carefully vetted) to sophisticated royal delicacies, and to immerse yourself in the sensational colours, sounds and smells like you have never experienced before.

India can be overwhelming especially for first timers, so we have made sure to give you a soft landing, time to relax and soak it in at a gentle pace so that you don’t need a holiday after your holiday once you return home. If this trip does not make you fall head over heels in love with India, nothing will – this we guarantee.

This itinerary includes some of our very favourite hotels in India together with our favourite sites which include the fairytale Lake Palace in the enchanting city of Udaipur, the shimmering white marble Jain Temples in Ranakpur, the imposing Mehrangarh Fort in the blue city of Jodhpur, and a broad range of Rajasthani landscapes. On this occasion we have deliberately omitted Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, as its inclusion would make the overall trip less enjoyable involving a lot of extra driving, reducing the amount of leisure time and would expose you to the downside of commercial and crowded mass tourism in India. If at the end of this trip you have fallen in love with India and want to go again, we will happily arrange a visit there for you, but for this first trip to India we want to ensure that you experience India at its very best from the moment you land until its time to return home.

Exclusive RAAS Offer: At each RAAS property guests will receive all meals, 3 spa treatments (60 minutes per couple), a 20% discount on food and beverage, a 1-hour private yoga session, a bottle of house wine, and one complimentary curated experience unique to each hotel.


Itinerary details

9 days from £2,880 per person

  • Day 1 - RAAS Devigarh - Delwara
    After flying overnight into Delhi, take a domestic flight to Udaipur and spend the rest of the day at leisure at RAAS Devi Garh.
  • Day 2 - RAAS Devigarh - Delwara
    Day at leisure to enjoy the resort or explore the rural surroundings.
  • Day 3 - RAAS Devigarh - Delwara
    Full day sightseeing tour of Udaipur with car and driver at disposal.
  • Day 4 - RAAS Chhatra Sagar - Nimaj
    Drive to Chhatra Sagar tented camp with a stop at the Jain temples of Ranakpur on route. Evening at leisure.
  • Day 5 - RAAS Chhatra Sagar - Nimaj
    Day at leisure or nature walks with your guide to spot local birds and wildlife.
  • Day 6 - RAAS Jodhpur - Jodhpur
    Drive to Jodhpur. Evening city walk with your guide.
  • Day 7 - RAAS Jodhpur - Jodhpur
    Half day sightseeing in Jodhpur including the Mehrangarh Fort and zip-lining. Afternoon at leisure with car and driver at disposal.
  • Day 8 - The Imperial Hotel - Delhi
    Fly to Delhi. Take the metro to The Imperial Hotel. Visit Humayun's Tomb and Khan Market.
  • Day 9 -
    Car transfer to the airport and fly home.
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Client Testimonials

Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka

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