Wings Over India

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Wings Over India



Tour Description:

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.

Aircraft: Dassault Falcon 2000 or comparable

Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change.

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

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Dates & Pricing

Wednesday 11 Oct 23 — Sunday 22 Oct 23Starting at $34,495 Get a Quote


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.

Day 2 - Mumbai
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 savoring lunch at a local restaurant, visit a local spice market. Return to your hotel where this evening you enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner.

Day 3 - Ranthambore National Park
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.

Day 4 - Ranthambore National Park
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.

Day 5 - Jaipur
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 colors and vibrancy of local life.

Day 6 - Jaipur
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. Savor 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.

Day 7 - Jaipur
Join the pandit (Hindu priest) for a Hindu blessing ceremony at a 300-year-old temple in the hotel. Savor 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.

Day 8 - Agra & Varanasi
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.

Day 9 - Varanasi
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.

Day 10 - Varanasi
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.

Day 11 - Delhi
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.

Day 12 - Depart Delhi
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.