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India with Aman: A sophisticated journey for the senses

9 days from £4,995 per person

India is a divine destination for an Aman journey; the rich culture you'll discover here is a delightful sensory whirlwind, and in contrast, the hotels on this trip are soothing havens of understated style and service.

Get in the 'Aman-state-of-mind' at the Lodhi, which used to be the Aman New Delhi and has retained a sleek and low-key vibe. Explore the city accompanied by the best guides; absorb the buzz of Old Delhi – a maze of narrow lanes and bazaars full of vibrant silks, aromatic spices and chattering vendors – and visit the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk. By contrast, discover the formal splendour of Lutyen's New Delhi with its wide boulevards, formal parks, magnificent Parliament Building, Rashtrapati Bhawan and India Gate.

Next, head for Ranthambore National Park, the ex-hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Aman-i-Khas is the most luxurious and stylish safari lodge in Asia, with a huge centrepiece fire pit which guests gather around at night for cocktails. Aman-i-Khas attracts an extremely chic crowd, but if you don't want to socialise, there is an expanse of space and the tents are spread very far apart. Practice yoga by the lake, swim in the pool, enjoy the library or have a massage at the spa tent, which is magnificent. But the real reason you come to Ranthambore is to go on safari… you will have expert wildlife guides and private jeeps, not to mention a chilled glass of bubbles awaiting you when you return from tiger spotting!

We can't think of anywhere more perfect to end your Aman journey than a stay at Amanbagh, a rural gem and perhaps our favourite hotel in the world. Amanbagh is an ideal spot whether you're here with your family or as a couple; there are some wonderful local excursions, or if you prefer to do nothing, the hotel is a gorgeous place to relax. Secluded in a picturesque valley in Rajasthan's Aravalli Mountains, it is an oasis of crisp green lawns, towering palm trees and handsome Mughal architecture – chhatris, shaded courtyards and jail screens – accented with minimalist Aman decor. Dine on an expansive rooftop open to the stars, dive into your private green marble pool, ride the hotel's resident camel, salute the sun with a sunrise yoga session at an abandoned temple in the lost city of Bhangarh, or venture into the local village for a 'cow dust tour' at dusk. You'll see herders accompanying their cattle to the fields and young children frolicking in the pools and running along the mud beaten paths. This is India at its most beautiful and romantic. 

This tour is purely a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is, or alternatively used as a starting point for creating your own ideal tailor-made holiday to IndiaIf you'd like to see similar trips, take a look at our Ultimate Luxury and Honeymoon collections as well as our favourite Spa & Wellness and Wildlife itineraries.


Itinerary details

9 days from £4,995 per person

  • Day 1 - The Lodhi - Delhi
    Morning arrival and transfer to your hotel, The Lodhi. Afternoon sightseeing with private guide and driver. Dinner at Indian Accent.
  • Day 2 - Aman-i-Khas - Ranthambore
    Take a train or private car transfer to Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy the evening at leisure.
  • Day 3 - Aman-i-Khas - Ranthambore
    Morning and afternoon game drives.
  • Day 4 - Aman-i-Khas - Ranthambore
    Morning and afternoon game drives.
  • Day 5 - Amanbagh - Ajabgarh
    Private car transfer to Amanbagh in Alwar. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 6 - Amanbagh - Ajabgarh
    Enjoy the day at leisure. Evening cow dust tour.
  • Day 7 - Amanbagh - Ajabgarh
    Morning sunrise yoga session on the plinth of an abandoned temple at the lost city of Bhangarh. Afternoon at leisure. This evening, enjoy a special Chhatri dinner.
  • Day 8 - The Lodhi - Delhi
    Private car transfer to Delhi. Evening at leisure.
  • Day 9 - In transit.
    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.
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Client Testimonials

I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had dealings with. Everything – from the individual care and attention in helping to plan 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
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
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
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
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 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

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