Wings Over India
Soar effortlessly between some of india's most iconic sights and cities
About this unique luxury experience
Fly in comfort and style between India’s iconic sights and cities aboard private aircraft exclusively chartered for your journey.
Stay in the opulent surroundings of Oberoi hotels, including The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur and The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore. Experience the ethereal beauty of the Taj Mahal, Agra. Venture out on private Jeep safaris in Ranthambore, in search of the elusive Bengal tiger. In Varanasi, visit two of the most sacred sites in Hinduism and Buddhism, the ghats of the Ganges and Sarnath and join a pandit (Hindu priest) for an atmospheric blessing ceremony in Jaipur.
Experience the height of luxury on a private jet
Enjoy flying as it is meant to be – not merely as a means of travelling from A to B, but as an essential part of what makes your escape luxurious.
When you travel with us by chartered jet, you gain access to exotic destinations out of reach for most major airlines. As a result, these private jet itineraries are full of awe-inspiring visits to the world’s most remote corners. Enjoy a truly personalised onboard service, avoid long queues for customs, and travel according to a schedule that is designed to elevate your experience – rather than one dictated by an airline’s convenience.
11 Nights from £27,075pp
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- Private chartered flights
- English-speaking resident tour director and local guides
- Hand-selected luxury accommodation
- Design Your Day®, on one select day
- Travelling Bell Boy® luggage handling
- Traveller’s Valet® laundry service
- Internet access (where available)
- Airport meet and greet with private transfers
- Full breakfast daily; select lunches and dinners
- Entrance fees and taxes
- 24/7 on-call support
- Stay in exceptional luxury at Oberoi hotels, including The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur and The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore .
- Experience the glorious Taj Mahal during a visit to Agra, witnessing its jewel-like radiance.
- Enjoy private Jeep safaris in Ranthambore National Park, home of the elusive Bengal tiger.
- In Varanasi, visit the banks of the Ganges, the most holy site in Hinduism before seeing Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s most holy sites.
- Join a pandit (Hindu priest) for an exclusive Hindu blessing ceremony.
Arrive in Mumbai, the ‘gateway to India’, where you are met and privately transferred to your luxurious hotel.
Today, your explorations of Mumbai will appeal to all of your senses, starting with a visit to a railway station to watch the famous dabbawalas at work. In a feat of the utmost efficiency, they deliver thousands of hot, home-cooked meals to Mumbai’s workforce on a daily basis. Continue to the Prince of Wales Museum admiring its majestic architecture as you enter before savouring lunch at a local restaurant. Then, browse a fragrant local spice market. Return to you hotel where this evening a welcome cocktail and dinner awaits.
Board your private charter plane and fly to Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’ of Rajasthan. Travel to the southeast toward Ranthambore National Park, stopping en route for a camel cart ride through the Rajasthani countryside. Lunch will be served at Talabgoan Castle. This evening, at your Ranthambore hotel, enjoy a special talk on the park’s wildlife while sipping on a Scenic Sundowner.
Embark on two thrilling game drives through Ranthambore’s wild jungle scrub, on the lookout for some of the National Park’s resident wildlife. While crocodiles, sloth bears and leopards all call these landscapes home, it is the rare and majestic Bengal tiger for which it is most famous. Alternatively, you may choose to visit Ranthambore Fort this afternoon, which offers panoramic views of these former royal hunting grounds.
Travel overland to Jaipur arriving at your luxurious accommodation. Here, there will be time to settle into your beautiful room, set in magnificent gardens and featuring exotic design touches such as vivid local textiles in pinks, purples and greens. In the afternoon, stroll through a bustling bazaar, soaking up the colours and vibrancy of local life.
Explore the colossal Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built of red sandstone and overlooking a lake, its opulence and design flourishes remain worthy of the proud Rajput rulers who once called it home. Sit down to lunch at a local restaurant, then discover the grandeur of the City Palace and visit Jantar Mantar Observatory, where an eclectic mix of astronomical instruments are on display. Built in the 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the fascinating collection includes the world’s largest stone sundial.
Experience a blessing ceremony with a pandit (Hindu priest) at the hotel’s 300-year-old temple before a lunch that includes a Chef’s Table cooking demonstration around the use of Indian spices in local specialities. Then, enjoy one of these Design Your Day options:
Perfect your practice in a private yoga session at your hotel
Mingle with the students and teachers at Digantar Vidyalay, a school supported by A&K Philanthropy
Discover how Rajasthan historically managed water resources during a stroll outside of Nahargarh Fort
Fly to Agra via private charter. Travel straight to the incomparable Taj Mahal, exploring the complex and standing before its ethereal beauty in an unforgettable travel moment. Later, reboard your jet and fly to Varanasi, a sacred city on the River Ganges that is home to thousands of temples and shrines of both the Hindu and Buddhist religions.
Visit Sarnath, the place where the Buddha delivered his first sermon. Wander the peaceful ruins of a once-flourishing Buddhist monastery and look around a museum of Buddhist art and sculpture. Return to Varanasi where, at dusk, you’ll witness the aarti ceremony on the atmospheric banks of the Ganges, as lantern-bearing priests bid the gods a restful slumber.
Rise before the sun for a private dawn cruise on the River Ganges. Pause by the sacred ghats (the stone steps leading down to the water) to observe the morning rituals and activities that take place daily, as locals and pilgrims come to the river to cleanse themselves, both literally and spiritually. Later, fly to Delhi where you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner.
Set out to explore Delhi, both old and new. Start at Jama Masjid, India’s most important mosque then ‘Ride Like a Local’ by rickshaw through the vibrant Chandni Chowk bazaar. Admire the symmetrical beauty and paradise gardens of Humayun’s Tomb, a structure considered the first step in the advancement of Mughal architecture that peaked with the Taj Mahal 60 years later. Return to your hotel by late afternoon.
After breakfast, bid farewell to the chaotic charms of India, transferring to the airport for your departing flight.
Accommodations reflect the distinctive character of each destination and offer authentic hospitality. These include the classic luxury of The Oberoi in Mumbai, The Oberoi in Vanyavilas, The Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, Taj Ganges in Varanasi and The Oberoi in New Delhi.
You will also have at your disposal the Travelling Bell Boy® service to ensure luggage is waiting in your room at each hotel. You may also take advantage of complimentary laundry service, Traveller’s Valet®, midway through the journey. Prior to departure, guests can save time and hassle with White Glove Visa and Passport Handling, a concierge service that expedites visa and passport applications.
Luxury in the Air
Travelling by private jet makes it possible to experience far more than on a conventional itinerary, with greater space and privacy. Whether you’re journeying between cities, countries or continents, doing so by private jet guarantees a superior travel experience.
Here are the key benefits of choosing a private jet holiday with A&K:
- Private charter flights worldwide – long-haul, short-haul and anywhere in between
- 24-hour dispatch means we are always available should you need last-minute support
- A network of 55 offices around the world allows us to support you both in the air and on the ground, arranging everything from your chauffeur transfers and accommodation to your expert guides and tailor-made experiences.