Wings Over India (2023)

Explore India’s treasures, from the splendidly beautiful Taj Mahal to the palaces of Jaipur, witness the sacred aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi and seek out the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park.

Journey Overview

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

Explore India’s treasures, from the splendidly beautiful Taj Mahal to the palaces of Jaipur, witness the sacred aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi and seek out the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park, all while staying in some of the country’s most iconic and luxurious hotels.

Journey Highlights

  • Fly in comfort and style between India’s iconic cities aboard private aircraft exclusively chartered for your journey
  • 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 in Jaipur
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Mumbai, India

Arrive in Mumbai, the illustrious gateway of India, where you are met and privately transferred to your luxurious hotel.

The Oberoi, Mumbai

Day 2: Mumbai | Five-Senses Walking Tour

Explore Mumbai on a visit that appeals to all of your senses, heading to a railway station to watch the famous dabbawalas, who deliver thousands of hot home-cooked meals in time for lunch. Visit the Prince of Wales Museum. After savouring lunch at a local restaurant, visit a local spice market. Return to your hotel where this evening you enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner.

The Oberoi, Mumbai | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Ranthambore National Park | Rural Rajasthan

Fly by private charter to Jaipur in the heart of Rajasthan. Travel to the southeast toward Ranthambore National Park. Along the way, stop for an exciting camel cart ride in the Rajasthani countryside followed by lunch at Talabgoan Castle. This evening at your hotel, listen to a special talk on Ranthambore’s wildlife and enjoy a Scenic Sundowner.

The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Ranthambore National Park | Into the Wild

Explore Ranthambore National Park on two thrilling game drives, spotting crocodiles, sloth bears, leopards or perhaps the rare and majestic Bengal tiger. Alternatively, you may choose to visit Ranthambore Fort this afternoon, which offers panoramic views of these former royal hunting grounds.

The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Jaipur | The Pink City

Travel overland to Jaipur, where you settle into your stunning room set in a beautiful garden and featuring exotic design touches, such as local textiles, in a fantasy of pinks, purples and greens. Later this afternoon, visit the local bazaar, taking in the colours and vibrancy of local life.

The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur | Meals: BD

Day 6: Jaipur | The Amber Fort & Astronomical Wonders

Explore the Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built of red sandstone and overlooking a lake, it features opulent and influential design flourishes worthy of the Rajput rulers who once called it home. Savour lunch at a local restaurant, and then visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory, an open-air array of astronomical instruments built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II that includes the world’s largest stone sundial.

The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Jaipur | Design your Day

Join the pandit (Hindu priest) for a Hindu blessing ceremony at a 300-year-old temple in the hotel. Savour lunch and a Chef ’s Table cooking demonstration, learning about the use of Indian spices in local specialties. Then, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Partake in a private yoga session at your luxurious hotel.
  • Interact with the students and teachers at Digantar Vidyalay, a school supported by A&K Philanthropy.
  • Learn how Rajasthan has historically managed water resources during a walk outside of Nahargarh Fort.

Return to your luxurious hotel for an evening at leisure.

The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur | Meals: BL

Day 8: Agra & Varanasi | Visions of the Taj Mahal

Today, fly to Agra via private charter. Upon arrival, explore the peerless Taj Mahal, a travel moment that never fails to amaze. Later, reboard your jet for a flight to Varanasi, a city of more than a thousand temples and shrines sacred to Hindus and Buddhists.

Taj Ganges, Varanasi | Meals: BLD

Day 9: Varanasi | Sacred Sarnath

Discover Sarnath, the place chosen by Buddha to deliver his first sermon. Explore the ruins of a once-flourishing Buddhist monastery and look around a museum of Buddhist art and sculpture. At dusk, beside the Ganges River, witness the aarti ceremony, as lantern-bearing priests bid the gods a restful slumber.

Taj Ganges, Varanasi | Meals: BLD

Day 10: Varanasi | Sunrise on the Ganges

Rise early for a private sunrise cruise on the Ganges River to observe activity along the ghats (stone steps leading down to the river), where locals and pilgrims cleanse themselves, literally and spiritually. Later, fly to Delhi for a farewell dinner.

The Oberoi, New Delhi | Meals: BD

Day 11: Delhi | A City’s Timeless Treasures

Set out to explore Delhi, both old and new. Visit Jama Masjid, the most important mosque in India. Ride Like a Local by rickshaw through Chandni Chowk bazaar and encounter Humayun’s Tomb — an architectural precursor to the Taj Mahal. Return to your hotel by late afternoon.

The Oberoi, New Delhi | Meals: BL

Day 12: Depart Delhi

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: B

Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 9:00 a.m. on Day 2.
Last group event: end of sightseeing at 5:00 p.m. on Day 11.

Please Note: Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program.

Flight Details:
Mumbai–Jaipur (1 hr 15 min)
Jaipur–Agra (30 min)
Agra–Varanasi (1 hr)
Varanasi–Delhi (1 hr 15 min)

Aircraft: Dassault Falcon 2000 or comparable (Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change).

Included with every Wings Over The World Journey

  • Unique Itinerary Made Possible by Private Chartered Flights
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day
  • Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except for Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore National Park

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Oct 11, 2023 - Oct 22, 2023
Price AU$48,585pp Single Supplement AU$5,345 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Nov 8, 2023 - Nov 19, 2023
Price AU$48,585pp Single Supplement AU$5,345 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
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