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  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Fares

A journey overview

  • Singapore
  • Agra
  • Varanasi
  • Chennai
  • Mahabalipuram
  • Kochi
  • Udaipur
  • Jaipur
  • Singapore

15 Days By Private Jet
  • Departing:
  • 19 Oct 2024 Will not be repeated in 2025

From the majesty of the Taj Mahal to the ghats of the Ganges, India is a land that possesses overwhelming spirit and energy. Our journey is perfectly timed for us to absorb all the wonder and atmosphere of the Diwali festival, while an exclusive gala dinner also pays tribute to the celebrated event. Just 58 guests will experience this feast for the senses, soaking up the grandeur of revered monuments and opulent palaces, as we circle incredible India aboard our business class private jet.

Journey Map
Private Jet
Private Jet

Fly by Business Class Private Jet

Travel by business class private jet, linking remote destinations on flight paths not offered by commercial airlines. Take advantage of expedited customs and private terminals where available. Our Boeing 737-700 aircraft features a business-class configuration for just 58 guests.

Hot Air Balloon

Everything Has Been Considered & Included

Along with all dining and drinks, your journey also includes stays in India’s exquisite palatial accommodation and all flights aboard our business class private jet. You will also be accompanied at every stage by an expert Tour Manager and Tour Doctor.

Oberoi Amarvilas
Taj Lake Palace

Residences of the Highest Standard

Stay in India’s opulent and palatial residences. Lapped by the waters of Lake Pichola, the magnificent sight of the Taj Lake Palace is matched only by the luxury contained within. While the lavish structures of the Oberoi Amarvilas and Oberoi Rajvilas are situated on perfectly landscaped grounds.


Taj Mahal

Grand Monuments of Marble & Sandstone

See Agra’s awe-inspiring symbol of love at sunrise and sunset. Commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to honour the memory of his wife, the Taj Mahal continues to inspire. Nearby is another of the city’s treasured sights, Agra Fort, where the emperor was later imprisoned.


Aarti Ceremony
The Ganges

Private Aarti Ceremony on the Ganges

Cruise the Ganges to Dashashwamedh Ghat, where we are invited to participate in an exclusive Aarti ceremony, complete with beating drums, the intoxicating fragrance of incense and glowing lamps.

Ayurvedic Treatment

Your Choice of Experiences in Kerala

In the Indian state of Kerala, Your World experiences invite you to learn the secrets of authentic Keralan cuisine during a cooking demonstration. Browse the wares of Mattancherry’s antique stores. Or indulge your mind, body and spirit with an Ayurvedic treatment. 


See Jaipur from Every Angle

In Jaipur, greet the day with a spectacular sunrise hot-air balloon flight. Float skyward, soaring over green fields, villages and palaces. Afterwards, we survey the revered structures of the ‘Pink City’, including the Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of the Winds’.


Celebrate Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’

Our journey coincides with the festival of Diwali, symbolising the victory of light over darkness. A joyous atmosphere pervades our time in India and the lavish Oberoi Rajvilas hosts us for a celebration of this revered occasion.


Tour Manager - Denise Van Sever

Tour Doctor - Dr Mike Beckoff

Tour Host - Bas Bosschieter

As Your Tour Manager, Denise Van Sever Welcomes You On This Journey

Your Accompanying Tour Doctor For This Journey is Dr Mike Beckoff

You will also be joined by Tour Host Bas Bosschieter - Captain's Choice CEO

Take some time to relax at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore this afternoon before we celebrate the commencement of our grand journey during dinner. 

Joining our private jet for the first time this morning, we depart Singapore bound for Agra. Upon arrival, we make our entrance to the distinctive Oberoi Amarvilas. Greeted by a setting sun, we are drawn to our hotel’s bar. It is from here that we gaze upon the unmistakable form of the Taj Mahal. This evening, choose where to dine. Our hotel contains two restaurants: take a seat at the Italian-inspired Bellevue or try the Mughal cuisine expertly cooked at Esphahan.

Having made the approach to the Taj Mahal aboard our hotel’s golf buggies early this morning, the tale of how this symbol of undying love came to be is recounted for us. With the story of Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal still playing out in our minds, we have the option of joining a professional photographer who will teach us the skills required to capture the Taj’s best angles. After returning to our hotel for breakfast, we explore the majestic Agra Fort.

This afternoon, set out on your first Your World experience:

— You may elect to admire the finely honed skills of a local artisan during a marble inlay demonstration. 
— Hear Agra’s enthralling history, told from the perspective of those who once lived and traded along the Yamuna River. Visit some of the region’s most famous sites, including the Armenian Cemetery, Akbar’s Church and the Baroque Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. 
— Perhaps indulge in a spa treatment at our hotel or simply relax and enjoy some free time. 

This evening, enjoy our Welcome Dinner on the lawns of the Oberoi Amarvilas, while Kathak dancers perform for us.

We enjoy the short flight to Varanasi, one of the holiest of Hindu cities. Upon arrival, we are transferred to our hotel, the Taj Ganges, in time for lunch. You then have the option to head to Sarnath, a nearby archaeological site. It is said that Buddha delivered his first sermon in the forest here; for this reason, Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world are drawn here. Opportunities to hear a short talk on Buddhism or meditate with local monks also present themselves while you are here. Of course, you’re also welcome to remain at our hotel to enjoy its high-end hospitality, should you prefer.  

This afternoon, we survey the streets of Varanasi, the air thick with incense and spirituality. As the setting sun begins casting its orange glow across the sky, we board a boat to drift along the Ganges River to Dashashwamedh Ghat, where our private Aarti ceremony awaits our arrival. Incense spirals heavenward, while ceremonial flames symbolise offerings to the gods.   

A sunrise boat ride along the Ganges reveals great numbers of pilgrims engaged in bathing rituals. We then set out on a walking tour of the Old City of Varanasi, where our attention is captured by the golden exterior of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and we take the opportunity to participate in a blessing ceremony while here. Boarding our jet once more, we depart for Chennai, a city renowned for its fine tradition of music and dance. Following a visit to Fort St George, we arrive at the opulent Leela Palace Chennai, from where we enjoy glorious sea views over two nights. 

The region’s inspiring artforms are on display today. Driven along the coast this morning, we arrive shortly at the nearby Dakshinachitra Museum. Here, a wealth of art, craft and architecture showcases the talents of southern India’s artists. Following this visit, we have the opportunity to witness a classical dance performance. The exquisite art form of Bharatanatyam proves mesmerising, with the dancers’ graceful movements and subtle gestures breathing life into the stories they convey. After lunch, we travel further along the water’s edge to arrive at Mahabalipuram. The collection of ornate rock sculptures and temples here illuminates India’s extensive mythology. You are also welcome to return to the hotel early, following the Bharatanatyam dance performance, should you wish. 

Lunch is served in-flight as we cross to India’s opposing coast. Our private jet soon lands in the city of Kochi, once the centre of the Indian spice trade. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, Taj Malabar Resort & Spa welcomes us for a three-night stay. Setting the stage for our special Kerala-themed dinner, Kathakali dancers go through their paces. Looking on, we detect the subtleties of the dancers’ hand gestures and the fluid movements of their bodies. Afterwards, we are welcomed to our seats within the hotel’s gardens. As we dine, we continue to be enthralled by the dancers’ elaborate costumes and animated expressions.

Further south, along India’s western coast, we arrive in Alappuzha, from where we board traditional houseboats for a cruise along the Kerala Backwaters. Constructed using an ancient technique, the hulls of our vessels are built without a single nail, while the curved lines of their roofs are created by means of handwoven bamboo and palm. As the daily routines of local residents unfold along the water’s edge before us, the area’s plentiful bird and plant life carry on with natural rhythms of their own. Enjoy lunch aboard your boat before returning to our hotel. You may like to try the offerings of another of our hotel’s restaurants this evening. 

This morning, we begin with an exploration of Fort Kochi, stopping to admire the 500-year-old St Francis Church. In neighbouring Mattancherry, we see the Dutch Palace, whose walls are adorned with colourful murals, vividly portraying scenes from the ancient Sanskrit epic Ramayana, as well as several Hindu deities. A stroll along the shore then brings us to Kochi’s iconic fishing nets. These remnants of Kochi’s past may dwindle in number, but the nets, with their teak and bamboo frames, are an inseparable part of the city’s identity. 

This afternoon, Kochi invites you to further discover its charms with a Your World experience:

— Join a Kerala cooking demonstration, where you’ll learn the secrets of preparing authentic Keralan cuisine.
— Return to Mattancherry and browse the wares of its antique stores.   
— Indulge your mind, body and spirit with an Ayurvedic treatment.  

Tonight, choose from our hotel’s four distinctive restaurants.  

Back on board our private jet, we journey north to Udaipur. The city is blessed with an abundance of white marble palaces, and our ultimate destination is the romantic, lake-bound Taj Lake Palace. We cross the waters of Lake Pichola, courtesy of a private boat, and acquaint ourselves with our breathtaking residence. Afterwards, a sunset cruise grants us a close-up view of the opulent Jag Mandir palace. As night falls, we return to our unique accommodation, where an exclusive dinner awaits on the Mewar Terrace.

Having made our way back across Lake Pichola, we bear witness to the imposing City Palace, which is in fact a sprawling complex of several palaces. Its structures comprise Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and from its upper terraces we enjoy sweeping views of the city, as well as Jag Mandir. At the Crystal Gallery, we see the world’s largest private collection of crystal.   

After lunch, personal preference dictates your choice of today’s Your World experiences:

— Venture to the Hindu temples of Sas Bahu and Eklingji. The intricate designs of their respective structures couple exquisite beauty with an exacting display of geometry.   
— You may prefer to visit a fine art gallery to witness a live demonstration of one of India’s ancient art forms. Udaipur is renowned for its miniature paintings, which are imbued with vivid colour and striking detail. Afterwards, join a walking tour of the city’s markets. 
— Or enjoy a free afternoon to lap up the amenities of our luxurious hotel.

This evening, our hotel hosts us for dinner, with a choice of the authentic flavours of Rajasthan or contemporary European cuisine.

After a nourishing breakfast, we return to our private jet. A brief flight then brings us to Jaipur. We make our way to our hotel, arriving in time for lunch. 

An afternoon Your World experience will introduce you to this fascinating city:

— Take a cycle rickshaw across Jaipur’s lively streets. Discover the mystique of this medieval walled city as you are driven by a local. 
— Admire an assortment of art and antiques at the Gyan Museum. The collection here includes an astonishing array of jewellery, textiles, religious manuscripts, and ancient weaponry.

Our hotel in Jaipur is the magnificent Oberoi Rajvilas. For this evening’s dinner, select from one of our hotel’s fine-dining restaurants or one of Jaipur’s many first-rate establishments.

Make an early start this morning and take to the skies in a hot air balloon. As we soar high above the ‘Pink City’, we enjoy a thrilling bird’s-eye view over the vast landscapes passing beneath us. With our feet firmly back on terra firma, we adjourn for breakfast before proceeding to Panna Meena ka Kund, whose geometric stepwell is a mesmerising configuration of steps, columns and archways. Advancing to Amber Fort, we see its exterior featuring an exquisite display of glass inlay. At the Palace of the Winds, we are met by a towering facade constructed of pink sandstone in a staggering show of sophistication and symmetry. Returning to our hotel, we enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon. 

This evening, attend a gala dinner at Oberoi Rajvilas to celebrate Diwali, India’s most anticipated Hindu festival. Also known as the festival of lights, the story of Diwali is recounted according to one of various narratives, depending upon one’s locality, though the common thread is always the celebration of light over darkness, good over evil. The festival lasts for five days each year, with specific traditions and practices being observed during each 24-hour period.

After breakfast, venture to the World Heritage-listed Jantar Mantar, which comprises a series of ancient and prodigious astronomical instruments. Nearby, the City Palace reveals the extensive art collection once owned by the Maharajas of Jaipur.

This afternoon, you may choose to browse some of Jaipur’s finest jewellery, embroidered textiles, silver ornaments, and precious stonework. 

A Farewell Dinner at our palatial hotel signifies the end of our journey. 

This morning, we depart Jaipur for our return to Singapore. Allow our inflight crew to pamper you one last time as you reflect upon your favourite experiences from our epic journey.

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