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The Ultimate Travelling Camp, Kishkinda Camp
Hampi

The first truly mobile luxury camp in India, ‘The Ultimate Travelling Camp’ offers the opportunity to experience a variety of magnificent locations as it travels across India according to the best season and festivals. It all started at the Kumbh Mela in January 2013, during which time The Ultimate Travelling Camp hosted the only luxury tented camp in Allahabad. This nomadic camp visits remote locations in India where there is little to no luxury accommodation – if any accommodation at all – meaning that you can take the luxury with you and not have to compromise comfort for the experience. 

Journey back in time to the glorious ancient Vijayanagar Empire ruins of Hampi, with Kishkinda Camp. Fascinating Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in central India, is truly a glimpse of the country’s history written in stone. As the capital of a mighty empire from the 14th century AD, Hampi’s grandeur is immediately evident. A startling landscape of palaces, immense temples and ruins, surrounded by vast scatterings of immense boulders, the landscape is utterly unlike anywhere else on earth.

Kishkinda Camp brings the ultimate luxury that you’ve come to expect from The Ultimate Travelling Camp; the colonial safari-themed tents, five-star cuisine, personalised butler service and hand-crafted décor. The camp operates 9 luxury suite tents and 1 Presidential suite tent, designed to evoke memories of the grand days of travelling, with leather-bound trunks, four-poster beds, comfortable armchairs, and all the amenities that define glamping. The kitchen serves up locally grown food, herbs and vegetables, prepared by their award-winning chefs, and there are experienced guides on hand to explore the awe-inspiring ruins of Hampi.

There are flights with TruJet to Vijayanagar Airport from Bangalore or Hyderabad which are very good.

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Client Testimonials

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
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 thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, 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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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