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Exclusive North India: Mumbai to Varanasi by Private Jet

Discover North India on your own private jet on this thrilling 14-day journey through some of India’s most vibrant, colorful cities and parks. Start off in the home of Bollywood, Mumbai, and then explore the majestic palaces of Udaipur, and the culture of Jodhpur. You’ll also spend a night or two in Jaipur, Ranthambhore, Agra, and Varanasi. This exclusive, luxury tour of India’s north is sure to leave you spellbound. 

Why travel by private jet?

There is nothing quite like having the freedom to travel when you want, in total comfort on your own private jet. You’ll explore India’s north on a Citation or King Air - both excellent, safe, and comfortable options. At one point in the trip, you’ll swap your Citation or King Air for a Pilatus PC12 or helicopter, for an exciting way to see Ranthambhore. Swap the long wait times, transfers, and cancelled flights of commercial airlines for a smooth, seamless journey that awaits you on a private jet. 

Highlights   Pricing
  • Sleep like a Maharaja in some of India’s most palatial hotels
  • Visit some of India’s most revered sites, from city palaces, to temples, and more
  • Capture the Taj Mahal at sunset
  • Travel in style to Ranthambhore on a Pilatus PC12 or helicopter
 
Starting at
$2,255
per person per day
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Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1

Start your journey off in Mumbai, home to India’s rich and famous. You’ll be transferred to your luxury hotel, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, where you can unpack in the palatial setting and get acquainted with your new surroundings. You are free to explore your hotel and its nearby sights, or relax and rest up for the days ahead.

Day 2

Enjoy a tour of vibrant Mumbai today, starting with the Prince of Wales Museum, for a fascinating look into ancient Indian history. Victoria Station will be your next stop, an historic railway station that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Round off the day with a visit to the upmarket area of Malabar Hill, before returning to your hotel to enjoy one of its many on-site fine dining restaurants.

Day 3

Step aboard your private plane and jet into Udaipur today. This city is home to majestic palaces and lakes with waters so still they look like mirrors. With so little transit time, the morning is still yours to explore the city. Start off with the City Palace, and move on to the ornate Hindu Jagdish Temple, and finally the Jag Mandir Lake Palace. Rest your head in one of the city’s restored palaces, Udaipur Taj Lake Palace, or Oberoi Udaivilas.

Day 4

Wake up in sheer Indian luxury, and enjoy an elaborate hotel breakfast. Today, you’ll make a day trip to Ranakpur Jain Temple, known as one of India’s holiest sites. The temple was built to commemorate Adinatha, the traditional founder of Jainism. At sunset, catch a private puja ceremony at the temple, before returning to your luxury hotel.

Day 5

Take a quick flight to Jodhpur this morning, and check in to the exquisite Umaid Bhawan Palace. Once you’ve dropped off your luggage and had a chance to freshen up, head out into the city - you’ll start with Mehrangarh Fort, which overlooks Chokelao Bagh Gardens, which will be your next stop. Take a turban-tying class and shop for some textiles at the local market. Head back to your luxury hotel this evening.

Day 6

Wake up to the warm Jodhpur sun today. Swap coffee for a traditional dance performed by a troupe of Rajasthani Dhood dancers. This is an incredible sensory experience, as you’re surrounded by the sounds of indigenous instruments. Indulge your senses further at the Sardar Bazaar, where the colors and aromas are rich and pleasing. Finish the day with a traditional Indian henna tattoo - don’t worry, it comes off after a few weeks!

Day 7

Fly in to Jaipur today, and transfer to your luxury hotel - we recommend the five-star Rambagh Palace. Say good morning to the city from a bird’s-eye viewpoint: a hot air balloon ride! Once back on the ground, head to Jaipur’s City Palace Museum, and the Jantar Mantar observatory, which houses a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. Head back to your hotel for the evening.

Day 8

Shop ‘til you drop this morning at one of Jaipur’s busiest markets, Tripolia Bazaar. Enjoy a bite of local cuisine for lunch, followed by a grand puja ceremony. Next up, you’ll visit an elephant polo camp, Dera Amer, where you can even mount one of the majestic creatures for a ride through the lush jungle. This winds off the day - head back to your hotel to relax.

Day 9

Today you’ll be jetting off to Ranthambhore, this time by Pilatus PC12 or helicopter. Those keen to see the revered Bengal Tiger will be excited to know this is one of the only places to catch it in its natural environment. Check in to your luxury hotel - Aman-i-Khas and Oberoi Vanyavilas are both excellent options, and get acquainted with your new surroundings. Relax at your hotel this evening.

Day 10

Wake up bright and early today, in time for a game drive. At the right time of year, you may spot tigers. In the afternoon, get some binoculars out and do some birdwatching. Cap off the day with a tour to the Old City in an open-top jeep.

Day 11

Board your private jet once again - this time, for Agra, the one-time capital of India’s Mughal Dynasty, and home to the renowned Taj Mahal. After checking in to the luxurious Oberoi Amarvilas, start your tour of the city with Fatehpur Sikri, followed by the massive Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Capture the sun as it sets over the Taj Mahal, before returning to your luxury hotel.

Day 12

For the final leg of your trip, take off for Varanasi, with a quick stop in Khajuraho along the way. The city is perched on the banks of the River Ganges. Explore the city’s must-see spots, from Ramnagar Fort, Jnana-Pravaha, and Bharat Kala Bhavan, to take in some authentic Varanasi culture. In the afternoon, wind your way down the Ganges on a river cruise. The evening brings the perfect end to the day, with a choreographed pyrotechnics performance at the Dashashwamedh ghat. You’ll sleep easy tonight at the plush Nadesar Palace.

Day 13

The last full day of your trip starts off with a morning boat ride. Once back ashore, take a leisurely walk through Varanasi’s charming lanes. Take in traditional Indian spiritual wrestling at an Akhara. This afternoon, spot deer at Sarnath, a deer park with spiritual significance.

Day 14
Delhi - Departure

Say goodbye to India today, as you jet westwards back to Delhi. Here, you’ll check in for your international departure flight, either home, or to your next exciting destination.

 

Suggested Accommodations

Location
Accommodation
MUMBAI
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower

Taj Mahal Palace & Tower

For over a century, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower has been the haunt of India's elite, and has played host to princes, kings, maharajas, presidents, CEOs and countless celebrities. Built in 1903, it is an architectural marvel, bringing together Moorish, Oriental, and Florentine styles. Inside, the hotel showcases contemporary Indian art framed by vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, crystal chandeliers, and an eclectic collection of furniture. There are 519 rooms and 46 opulent suites with panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India. The Taj's excellent dining options include Golden Dragon - voted the best Chinese restaurant in Mumbai; Masala Kraft - Indian cuisine with a contemporary twist; Souk, which has stunning views of Mumbai from its rooftop location and serves Middle Eastern cuisine; The Zodiac Grill, where a special menu is offered for each month's star sign, and the stellar Wasabi By Morimoto - Mumbai's first contemporary Japanese restaurant, helmed by the Iron Chef himself. There is also the Harbour Bar, Mumbai's first drinking establishment, and the Insomnia nightclub, filled with "Bombabes" and their millionaire boyfriends. Guests can unwind at the luxurious spa, the fitness center, equipped with cardiovascular and weight training equipment, steam shower and sauna and swimming pool, or with a game of badminton, squash, tennis or billiards. The hotel also has a private yacht available for day trips on the Arabian Sea or to nearby Elephanta Island. There is a business center with wired and wireless Internet access, secretarial services and cell phones and laptops for hire. Wi-fi available throughout the hotel. The Taj Mahal Palace is 45 minutes from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM).

 
 
UDAIPUR
Oberoi Udaivilas, Taj Lake Palace

Oberoi Udaivilas

Nestled along the beautiful Lake Pichola, The Oberoi is designed after the majestic Indian palaces of yore that litter the Mewar region: grand pavilions and domes, decorated with frescos and adorned with artifacts stun the senses, while top quality service lends a touch of regality to your travels. Many of the 90 rooms, designed to evoke the history and culture of Rajasthan, have terraces that open on to semi-private swimming pools; suites include private swimming pools and outdoor dining pavilions. Dining options include: Chandni, an upscale Indian restaurant; Suryamahal, for European, Mediterranean and Thai dishes; and Udaimahal, a dining experience approximating the opulence of maharajas. The Udaivilas has a business center, an excellent Oberoi spa, two pools and a sports complex. The hotel is a 40-minute drive from Dabok Airport (UDR).

 

Taj Lake Palace

The white marble Taj Lake Palace seems to float magically in the middle of the stunning Lake Pichola, facing the city of Udaipur against the backdrop of the Aravalli Mountains. The hotel’s 83 individually decorated rooms and suites are located in a former royal palace that is only accessible from the mainland by boat. Recently renovated and updated, the Taj Lake Palace is considered one of the most romantic hotels in the world. The Neel Kamal restaurant serves Rajasthani cuisine; the Jharokha room offers light international fare; and the open-air rooftop restaurant Bhairo has clear view of the City Palace. There is a lakeside bar and lounge with incredible views of the surrounding countryside. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, hot and cold Jacuzzis and an aerobic workout room, though no fitness center. The business center has computers and mobile phones for hire, broadband Internet access and wi-fi access. The Jiva spa offers traditional Indian spa treatments, and is available for exercise and relaxation. Taj Lake Palace is a 40-minute drive to the airport in Dabok (UDR).

 
 
JODHPUR
Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace

One of the great palaces of India, the yellow sandstone Umaid Bhawan was completed in 1943 after 15 years of construction. While Umaid Bhawan is now open to guests, members of the Singh royal family still live in a wing of the palace. The sixty-four rooms and suites of the Umaid Bhawan are divided into five categories; all rooms include wi-fi, LCD televisions, electronic safes, and even a selection of bath mixes, including milk baths and detoxification baths. Dining options include the storied Risala, which serves the finest Indian and Continental English cuisine, and was built to commemorate a victory by a local cavalry regiment in World War I; Pillars, an attractive, casual eatery set on a verandah; the Sunset Pavilion, an outdoor restaurant which serves barbecued and grilled cuisine from around the world; and the Trophy Bar. Other amenities include a business center, billards tables, a tennis and squash court, a fitness center, a Spa, and even a series of shops and boutiques.

 
 
JAIPUR
Rambagh Palace

Rambagh Palace

Until recently, the spectacular Rambagh Palace was the home of Jaipur royalty. The almost 200-year-old hotel is considered one of the great palace hotels of India, and is world-renowned for its beautiful architecture, its vast gardens and its 79 magnificent rooms and historical suites. The Survana Mahal is the hotel's grand dining room and serves delicious Indian cuisine and international fare is available in the Rajput Room. The hotel's famous Polo Bar, the lounge of choice for local society, is decorated with the trophies and polo memorabilia of the late Maharaja of Jaipur. Rambagh Palace offers guests indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, croquet and a fitness center. The business center has broadband Internet access, wi-fi access and secretarial services. Ayurvedic therapy and massages can be arranged in the Palace Salon or in the privacy of your room. Taj Rambagh is approximately 20 minutes from the airport (JAI).

 
 
RANTHAMBHORE
Aman-i-Khas, Oberoi Vanyavilas

Aman-i-Khas

With just 10 luxury tents dotted around a lake, Aman-i-Khás is one of the most exclusive properties in the world. Located near the famed Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i- Khás offers supreme comfort in this rugged area with its dining tent, spa tent with four treatment beds total, lounge tent, a step-well, a traditional shallow wading pool, and wireless Internet access. Each tent has a central living room area, which opens on to three other areas for sleeping, bathing and dressing. The “bedroom” has a king-size bed and two writing desks, while the bathing area includes a shower, soaking tub and separate toilet while the dressing area contains wardrobes and twin vanities. There is a lovely campfire that is lit every evening and surrounded by stone benches with pillows such that guests can socialize with one another and chat about any game sightings over drinks and live music.

 

Oberoi Vanyavilas

Nestled within the jungle at the edge of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, the Oberoi Vanyavilas offers 25 luxury tents which feature finely embroidered canopies, teak floors, luxurious bathrooms and private walled gardens. Each tent cover approxiately 790 square feet with a private outdoor deck for sunbathing. Both wired and wireless Internet connectivity are available as well as satellite television. Other amenities include recreational room, an on-site spa offering Ayurvedic treaments, and heated swimming pools which lap around the hotel property.

 
 
VARANASI
Nadesar Palace

Nadesar Palace

The Nadesar Palace lies nestled in the heart of vibrant Varanasi among mango orchards, marigold and jasmine fields. Built by the East India Company and acquired by Maharaja Prabhu Narain Singh in the 19th century, the property is named after goddess Nadesari, whose shrine is located in front of the palace. All accommodation at the boutique yet opulent Nadesar Palace, which includes just 10 luxuriously appointed Heritage Rooms, Heritage Suites and Royal Suites, is generously scaled with large windows overlooking the gardens and spacious bathrooms in cool white marble. There is a restaurant serving local cuisine and satvik fare, which is said to bring calmness, intelligence, strength, health, happiness and longevity. Fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals and grains form the main ingredients of satvik food. The grounds are just 13 miles from Varanasi’s airport (VNS).

 
 
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