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Ladakh & Rajasthan... A Perfect Summer in North India

15 days from £7,500 per person

This itinerary is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Cultural Holidays.

This tour combines two completely different regions of India; Ladakh in the Himalayas, and Rajasthan Indias driest state, each region completely stunning in its own way.

Ladakh is both physically and culturally spectacular. Often called Little Tibet due to the great similarities in its people, plateau landscape surrounded by the soaring Himalayas, and its culture and religion, Ladakh is a raw and awe-inspiring ancient land and is home to one of the best-preserved Tantric Buddhist societies in existence. Using Thiksey as a base and staying at the fabulous Chamba Camp, explore the surrounding region with its impressive and ancient monasteries, many populated by communities of Buddhist monks. Spend a day visiting Alchi to see the 900-year-old temples with their beautiful wall paintings and wood sculptures which fortunately survived the Mughal invasion of India

Next, return to Delhi and spend a day discovering the citys many layers of history and architecture. Continue to Agra, home to the impenetrable Agra Fort and the majestic Taj Mahal, the jewel in the Mughal crown. Continue your journey onto the regal Rajput cities of Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, and the beautiful and tranquil lake city of Udaipur. The contrast between the simplicity and vast landscapes of Ladakh and the colourful opulence of Delhi and Rajasthan will blow you away, and it is what makes this tour so fascinating.

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 in Ladakh and Rajasthan. If you'd like to see similar trips, take a look at our Honeymoon and Family Holiday collections, as well as our other favourite Active and Mountains & Trekking itineraries.


Itinerary details

15 days from £7,500 per person

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Client Testimonials

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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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