Example Itinerary

Extraordinary India & Maldives By Private Jet

Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Per Person Per Day
Destinations
India, Maldives

Please note this is a sample itinerary ideally performed by private jet (rate not included). Upon request, private jet options can be provided based on availability and requirements.

Discover the extraordinary side of India and the Maldives on your own private jet during this thrilling 14-day journey through some of India’s most vibrant cities, experience the country's most auspicious festival, and then unwind on the Maldive's pristine beaches. Start off in the home of Bollywood, Mumbai, then immerse yourself in the culture of Jodhpur. Briefly stop in Agra for a visit to the famous Taj Mahal then jet off to Prayagraj to participate in the largest gathering of humanity, the Kumbh Mela 2025. Complete your experience unwinding on the pristine and isolated beaches of the Maldives in style and comfort. 

Why travel by private jet?

There is nothing quite like having the freedom to travel when you want, discovering the extraordinary sites and experiences both India and the Maldives have to offer. Swap the long wait times, transfers, and cancelled flights of commercial airlines for a smooth, seamless journey that awaits you on a private jet. 

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

Ease of Travel: No airport, no problem. With a private jet you can skip airport lines and the hours-long drives, to land near the extraordinary sites of India.

Kumbh Mela 2025: Participate in the world’s largest gathering of humanity and most auspicious festival in Prayagraj in 2025 as you stay in a luxury tented camp.

Royal Accommodations: Sleep like a Maharaja in some of India’s most luxurious and historical palaces.

Pristine Beaches: Cap off the experience unwinding on isolated and pristine beaches at your Maldives resort.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Mumbai

Arrive in vibrant Mumbai, home of India’s exciting film and arts culture. After your long-haul flight you’ll be met by an airport assistant who will escort you through fast-track immigration and assist with your luggage and customs process. You’ll be transferred to your hotel checking into the Taj Mahal Palace. Here you may rub shoulders with royalty and celebrities, who are frequent guests of the palatial hotel.

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Location: Located next to the Gate of India on the harbourside, this hotel provides guests with direct city access and water views.

History: This beautiful old building was completed at the turn of the 20th century and has housed dignitaries, royalty and VIPs for more than a hundred years.

Service: This iconic establishment has a long history of excellent service, with personal butlers assigned to guests for round-the-clock care.

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Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Preferred Hotel

Day 2

Mumbai

Following breakfast at the hotel you will then explore Mumbai with your private car, driver, and guide. Begin with a visit to the Elephanta Caves, located on a small island and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a stop at Churchgate Station to witness the dabbawalas, a troupe of workers who deliver daily nearly 200,000 homecooked meals to homes and office workers across Mumbai. After lunch, you’ll then visit one of the most impressive examples of Victorian Gothic architecture in India, Victoria Station, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, end your day’s outing by exploring and shopping at the Crawford Market, a rambling maze of stalls and vendors that has almost anything a shopper could want.

Mumbai
Mumbai

Day 3

Mumbai

Rise early this morning and get a glimpse of the city before dawn break. Witness a hive of activity as merchants, fishermen, deliverymen zip around in preparation for the day. After you’ll head to Dhobi Ghat where a certain caste of members called Dhobi wash clothing at the ghat, a series of steps leading to a body of water. Take a stroll around the Art District of Kala Ghoda an area rich with galleries, museums, and cultural spaces. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the city’s oldest museum that houses a number of archeological finds and historical relics before visiting the Prince of Wales Museum, the city’s main museum, housing 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history.

Day 4

Jodhpur

After breakfast and checking out, you will transfer to the airport to board your private jet from Mumbai to Jodhpur with lunch served aboard. Check into the Umaid Bhawan Palace having the afternoon for your leisure. In the evening you will experience a champagne tour of the palace accompanied by their in-house historian.

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Location: Set amid 26 acres of lush gardens, this property is an oasis in the deserts of Jodphur.

History: This sprawling art deco palace was built by a Maharaja in 1928 and features a museum and many original details.

Service: The butlers here are direct descendents of the staff who once served the palace’s first Maharaja.

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Umaid Bhawan Palace Preferred Hotel

Day 5

Jodhpur

Enjoy breakfast at the palace before your day of exploration. Begin with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort, perched on a rock towering 410-feet over the city, and its surrounding sites. The fort contains buildings that will give you a glimpse of the different periods of Jodhpur's history. After lunch, visit the Zenana Deodi, an inner sanctum with intricately carved sandstone walls, that was once reserved for the Maharaja's wives and guarded by eunuchs to ensure loyalty. Move on to another architectural masterpiece, the Jaswant Thada, which is composed completely of thin sheets of marble that shimmer with the sun rays, this milky white monument was built in memoriam of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II at the turn of the twentieth century. The cenotaph, or "empty tomb," is equipped with gardens, a lake, and lovely vistas of surrounding Jodhpur from the upper terrace. After, experience a special musical performance by renowned musician Nawab Khan for a special interaction and exclusive musical performance at his studio.

Jodhpur
Jodhpur

Day 6

Jodhpur

Make sure to have a light breakfast as your day will begin with a farm-to-table experience at the Mharo Khet Farm. This blip of green in an otherwise brown desert is held together by its women-dominated team of farmers that produce more than 80 varieties of crops. Enjoy a brunch that will be a true "Farm-To-Table" immersive culinary experience, featuring a 7-course pre-plated menu. Next you will visit the ancient town of Mandore that contains several monuments, the most notable are Mandore Fort and Mandore Gardens. The fort exists as a shell of its former self, collapsing in decay, although remnants of intricate carvings and a ruined temple provide an allusion to its former greatness. The gardens feature numerous temples, memorials, a museum and the "Hall of Heroes," honoring Jodhpur's folk legends. Then spend the afternoon shopping in Jodhpur, at the Sardar Bazaar. Nestled amongst red sandstone homes is where you'll find everything from camel leather shoes to clay figurines. Before your evening experience, enjoy a special private guided tour of Umaid Bhawan and meet the scion of the erstwhile royal family. The museum inside houses several art collections and memorabilia of the Royal family and records the construction of the palace itself.

Day 7

Varanasi

After breakfast and checking out, you will once again board your private jet for a short flight to Agra. A brunch will be served aboard. Touching down in Agra you will visit one of India’s most iconic sites, the Taj Mahal. Then you will visit the Agra Fort, also known as the Red Fort, located on the banks of the Yamuna River the fort is built in a Mughal style and has an impressive 72-foot high wall enclosing the grounds. Return to your jet for another quick flight to Varanasi. On arrival you transfer the Taj Nadesar Palace, where you will check-in and have the remainder of the evening at your leisure.

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Location: This property provides a tranquil haven amid mango orchards and marigold trees in the middle of Varanasi.

History: Nadesar Palace has been hosting royalty and VIPs since 1835, with all rooms faithfully restored to their original grandeur.

Service: Palace butlers are on hand to serve meals, assist with enquiries and provide information on both Varanasi and the palace.

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Nadesar Palace Preferred Hotel
Varanasi
Varanasi

Day 8

Varanasi

Begin your day early with a 2-hour sunrise cruise down the Ganges River where you will witness a puja, a religious rite. Then visit one of the oldest akharas (wresting gyms) in Varanasi and watch a live kushti match. Return to your hotel to enjoy breakfast prior to further exploring Varanasi. Visit the holy site of Sarnath, where Buddha first taught the dharma to his 5 disciples over 2500 years ago. You’ll have a chance to visit the Sarnath Archeological Museum which contains an impressive collection of Buddhist statues and relics. After lunch, you’ll be whisked away by rickshaw to visit local markets and browse in Varanasi's silk shops, long famed for their variety of color and weave. Next you’ll visit the  Dashashwamedh Ghat located by the Vishwanath Temple and considered to be the most spectacular ghat of the city's 70 ghats. Here you will enjoy a beautiful Hindu ritual called Gange Arti. After your afternoon of touring enjoy a high tea session, returning to your hotel for the rest of the day and evening at your leisure.

Day 9

Prayagraj

Enjoy breakfast before checking out and transferring to Prayagraj where you will witness the world’s largest gathering of humanity, the Kumbh Mela. Check into your luxury tented camp, enjoy lunch then observe what has been recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Kumbh Mela origins trace back to Hindu mythology, specifically to the story of the churning of the cosmic ocean by gods and demons to obtain the nectar of immortality (amrita). It is believed that during this churning, drops of amrita fell at four places: Prayagraj, Haridwar, Ujjain, and Nasik. The festival rotates among these four locations, with Prayagraj hosting the Maha Kumbh Mela every 12 years. You will observe pilgrims, sadhus (holy men), and tourists from around the world gather here for a holy dip, believed to cleanse the soul and grant liberation from the cycle of birth and death. Enjoy a vegetarian dinner at the camp with the rest of the evening at our leisure.

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Location: The camp sits upon the highest vantage point overlooking the confluence of the 3 rivers (Ganga, Yamuna, and Sarasvati) and provides guests with an exclusive terrace with panoramic views using a telescope of the main bathing area, the Akharas of the sadhus, religious communities, and seers.

Comforts: The Sangam Nivas Camp offers unlimited Wi-Fi at the Reception Tent, 24/7 security and paramedic on site, 24/7 electricity, the Wellness Center for rejuvenation treatments, while each spacious tent includes an en-suite bathroom with running hot and cold water.

Balance: This camp offers a number of exclusive excursions and activities tailored to allow you to experience the joyful chaos of sights, sounds, and smells that emanate from millions of devotees congregating while also letting you pull back from the noise and regroup your senses at the camp’s yoga tent or serene wellness center.

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TUTC Camp Sangam Nivas Prayagraj Preferred Hotel

Day 10

Prayagraj

After breakfast, today will be spent exploring Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad. Visit the Anand Bhawan, a historic house museum that was once the home of the Nehru family who played a role in the Indian independence movement. Next visit the historic Anglican cathedral located in the heart of the city, built in the 19th century it is one of the oldest and most prominent churches in the region. Break for lunch before moving on to Khusrau Bagh. The Bagh houses the mausoleums of Prince Khusrau, his mother Shah Begum, and his sister Nithar Begum. The garden is beautifully landscaped and features lush greenery, pathways, and various Mughal architectural elements renowned for their intricate Mughal architecture, intricate carvings, beautiful marble work, and delicate lattice screens. Return to camp for leisure time and dinner.

Prayagraj
Prayagraj

Day 11

North Malé Atoll

After breakfast, bid farewell to India as you check out from the camp and are transferred to the airport. Board your private jet which will fly you directly from Varanasi to Malé. Lunch will be served on board. Arriving to the Maldives you will take a speedboat to your resort, the luxurious One & Only Reethi Rah. Enjoy the remainder of your afternoon at leisure to enjoy resort activities and amenities.

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History: The Maldives has barely changed since ancient mariners first moored off its coral-fringed shores. Guests can island-hop to a nearby atoll where fishing villages continue as they have for hundreds of years.

Location: Reethi Rah is part of the North Male atoll, around 1 hour by speedboat from the airport.

Service: Enjoy superlative hospitality at the Reethi Rah, with personalized pick-up from the airport and round the clock service from a Villa Host.

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One&Only Reethi Rah Preferred Hotel

Day 12

North Malé Atoll

Spend your morning at leisure to enjoy resort activities and amenities with lunch at the resort. In the afternoon, board a private yacht to experience cruising on the sparkling blue waters of the Maldives. Embark on a dolphin quest in search of local dolphins who frequent the area. Please note you can expect to see dolphins during this excursion, but dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Day 13

North Malé Atoll

Enjoy breakfast at the resort and spend the full day at leisure to enjoy resort activities and amenities.

Resorts By Speedboat
Resorts By Speedboat

Day 14

Departure

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out. Official check-out time is at 12:00, but you can leave your luggage at the bell desk and enjoy the hotel’s facilities until your private transfer. Transfer to Malé Airport via speed boat for your long-haul flight home.

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