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Wings Over the World

Wings Over India Spring 2019


15 days from $38,995

Limited to 17 guests

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 royal palaces-turned-luxury hotels. Seek the graceful Bengal tiger and witness the holy rites beside the Ganges.

Aircraft: Dassault Falcon 2000 (two planes) or comprable

Flight Details: Mumbai-Udaipur (1.5 hours) | Udaipur-Jaipur (1 hour) | Jaipur-Agra (1 hour) | Agra-Khajuraho (1 hour) | Khajuraho-Varanasi (1 hour) | Varanasi-Delhi (1.25 hours)

A&K Advantages

Fly in comfort and style between India’s iconic cities aboard two exclusively chartered private jets

Stay in former palaces, including iconic royal residences such as the lavish Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur and the grand Rambagh Palace in Jaipur

Experience the glorious Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset during a two-night stay in Agra

Stay two nights and enjoy private Jeep safaris in Panna National Park, home of the elusive Bengal tiger

Enjoy a Scenic Sundowner following a private sunset boat cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur

Savor a place at the Chef’s Table to observe local Indian delicacies prepared step by step in Panna National Park

Ride Like a Local on a rickshaw through Old Delhi and witness life on the Ganges in spiritual Varanasi

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Mumbai, India
Day 2
Mumbai | Discover Vibrant Bombay
Day 3
Mumbai/Udaipur | Temples of Elephanta Island
Days 4-5
Udaipur | Cruise to Jag Mandir
Days 6-7
Jaipur | The Amber Fort
Days 8-9
Agra | Visions of the Taj Mahal
Day 10
Khajuraho/Panna National Park | Incredible Carvings
Day 11
Panna National Park | Into the Wild
Day 12
Varanasi | India’s Holiest City
Day 13
Varanasi/Delhi | Sunrise River Cruise
Days 14-15
Delhi | Exploring the Old & the New
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.
Day 1
Arrive Mumbai, India

Arrive in Mumbai, where an A&K representative meets you and transfers you to your iconic hotel.

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Day 2
Mumbai | Discover Vibrant Bombay

Explore the city’s classic sights, including the Gateway of India, an 85-foot-high arch whose design reflects India’s Muslim and Hindu traditions. Visit the Prince of Wales Museum and Mani Bhawan, a museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. Next, see the Dhobi Ghat, the largest open-air laundry in the world and a wonderfully colorful spectacle to behold. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner alongside fellow guests.

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Mumbai/Udaipur | Temples of Elephanta Island

This morning, privately cruise Mumbai Harbour to Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the island’s world-renowned temples, which are carved directly out of the basalt rock and filled with ornamental statues, pillars and friezes. Later this afternoon, fly aboard a private charter plane to Udaipur and check in to your romantic hotel. Flying privately gives you extra time to relax and enjoy the magnificent views from your hotel of the City Palace and Jag Mandir palace, and to stroll your hotel’s interior courtyard gardens.

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Days 4-5
Udaipur | Cruise to Jag Mandir

Visit the City Palace, a marble complex of palaces and galleries that offers unforgettable views of the lake and its surroundings. Explore the Crystal Gallery in Fateh Prakash Palace, and stroll through Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids of Honor). Pay a visit to a local painting school; later, embark on a private cruise to Jag Mandir, a marble palace on an island in Lake Pichola, followed by a Scenic Sundowner. The next morning, journey out of town for an excursion to Delwara and visit two important temple complexes: Eklingji, dedicated to Shiva, and deserted Nagda, built to honor Lord Vishnu. Afterward, proceed to a nearby palace, housed in an 18th-century fort in the village of Delwara, for lunch. Then, return to Udaipur to enjoy

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Days 6-7
Jaipur | The Amber Fort

Fly by privately chartered air to Jaipur and arrive at your hotel, the former residence of the Maharajah of Jaipur. This afternoon, encounter Jantar Mantar, an open-air array of astronomical instruments. The next day, explore the Mughal-style Amber Fort. This red sandstone and marble palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 6); Breakfast, Lunch (Day 7)
Days 8-9
Agra | Visions of the Taj Mahal

Today, arrive in Agra via a private chartered flight, catching your first glimpse of the breathtaking Taj Mahal from your luxury hotel room. Then, visit the Taj Mahal in the late afternoon, as the setting sun bathes it in a soft orange glow. Return the next morning, when the rising sun lends a warm pink tint to its marble face. Visit the Agra Fort, once the prison of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal after the death of his beloved wife.

The Oberoi Amarvilās
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 8); Breakfast, Dinner (Day 9)
Day 10
Khajuraho/Panna National Park | Incredible Carvings

Travel by privately chartered air direct to exotic Khajuraho. See every aspect of life — joy, love, divinity, war — depicted in detail on every inch of its 85 Hindu and Jain temples. Continue overland to remote Panna National Park, a haven for India’s wildlife, and settle into your wilderness lodge.

Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Panna National Park | Into the Wild

Spend a morning and afternoon exploring Panna National Park on two thrilling game drives in a fourwheel- drive vehicle, spotting crocodiles or perhaps the elusive Bengal tiger. Tonight, enjoy an Indian cooking demonstration, as a chef prepares local delicacies for dinner.

Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Varanasi | India’s Holiest City

Fly by private charter to Varanasi, a city of more than a thousand temples and shrines, sacred to Hindus and Buddhists. At dusk, beside the Ganges River, witness the Aarti ceremony. Chanted prayers and rhythmic drumming fill the air as you watch lantern-bearing priests bid the gods and goddesses a restful slumber.

The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Varanasi/Delhi | Sunrise River Cruise

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, board a privately chartered plane to Delhi, where you enjoy your farewell dinner.

The Oberoi, New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Days 14-15
Delhi | Exploring the Old & the New

Embark on a sightseeing tour to explore Delhi, both old and new. Visit Jama Masjid, the most important mosque in India. Set off by rickshaw through Chandni Chowk bazaar and encounter Humayun’s Tomb — an architectural precursor to the Taj Mahal. Later, transfer to the airport for your early morning flight home, or stay the night and enjoy breakfast the next morning before departing./p>

The Oberoi, New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 14); Breakfast (Day 15)


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 1:00 p.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: end of sightseeing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 14.


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