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Essential India... Our Comprehensive Tour of North & South India

17 days from £6,800 per person

This journey combines the fascinating historical and natural highlights of the northern regions of Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh with the beautiful, serene southern state of Kerala.

From the Mughul and Imperial monuments of Delhi, the Taj Mahal, tigers in the wild, and glorious Rajasthani forts and palaces of Jaipur and Udaipur, to the tranquil backwaters and lazy beaches of Kerala, experience the true essence of this rich and diverse land, taking in some of its most exciting sights, hotels and adventures.

This is purely a suggested itinerary, so it can be booked as it is or used as a starting point for creating your own luxury tailor-made tour of India. If you'd like to see similar holidays, take a look at our Epic Journey and Honeymoon collections; as well as our favourite Active, Family-Friendly, Boat and Beach itineraries.


Itinerary details

17 days from £6,800 per person

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SOUTH INDIA - marari beach, fish basket SOUTH INDIA - marari beach, fish basket
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Mararikulam South India 1 Mararikulam South India 1
Backwaters South India 3 Backwaters South India 3
Backwaters And Boat South India Backwaters And Boat South India
Alleppey South India 2 Alleppey South India 2
Alleppey South India 1 Alleppey South India 1
Cochin South India Cochin South India
The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur North India The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur North India
NORTH INDIA - Oberoi Udaivilas NORTH INDIA - Oberoi Udaivilas
NORTH INDIA - Rambagh Palace NORTH INDIA - Rambagh Palace
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ABC India City Palace Jaipur North India ABC India City Palace Jaipur North India
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NORTH INDIA - Ranthambore Taj Safaris NORTH INDIA - Ranthambore Taj Safaris
Aman I Khas Ranthambore North India 3 Aman I Khas Ranthambore North India 3
Aman I Khas Ranthambore North India Aman I Khas Ranthambore North India
Taj Mahal Yamuna River Agra India Taj Mahal Yamuna River Agra India
Delhi Delhi
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My favourite thing is to go where I've never been.
Diane Arbus

Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- 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
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
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, 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
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
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
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

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