Ancient temples, bustling bazaars, audacious megacities and quiet rural villages


From Delhi to Mumbai, from the desert strongholds of Rajasthan to the majestic wildlife of Jamtara, from Goa to the Himalayas


Traditional Indian crafts and culture, and savor flavors from the country's top kitchens to unforgettable meals prepared in family homes

Why India

Inspiring, uplifting, motivating, humbling. India is a refreshing cleanse for the soul. It’s a place where artisans show you work honed through generations, families invite you into their homes for traditional meals, and you're treated like royalty in palaces that have only floated by in dreams. It’s at once unstoppably refined and authentically raw. This is a place that changes how you see the world forever.


Traverse from kinetic city hubs to tranquil jungle outposts. Explore Old Delhi by rickshaw, the desert jewel of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, a literal floating palace in Udaipur, the back alleys and beaches of Mumbai. Meet local artists and traditional craftspeople, eat in family homes and at some India's swankiest modern kitchens. Then, relax at a remote jungle camp for a true Indian safari experience. This is the MO/AD Retreat of a lifetime.

Your Private Experience

Who It’s For

An exceptional retreat designed to immerse you in India's most colorful and vibrant spots. It's a trip for the open-minded and intrepid looking for a five-star experience in one of the world's most mesmerizing destinations.

When to Travel

India is a year-round destination. Our favorite time of year is Mar - Oct, with the most pleasant weather and clear, sunny skies.

Make It Yours

The end-all-be-all of food journeys? More mountains and wildlife? More time on the beach? We cover a lot of ground in India, and can cater our retreat based on your group's interests.

Day by Day

Tour ancient markets, seek out spices and Bengal tigers, weave through regional cultures and cuisine. Each day of this MO/AD Retreat is an unforgettable adventure—together, they are the India experience of a lifetime.

Days 1 - 2

There’s no city on earth quite like New Delhi, and it’s the perfect place to start your Indian adventure. In between richskaw rides and ancient shrines, you can meet local artists and artisans, or simply shop back-alley shops and some of Asia’s oldest and busiest markets. Eat at some of India’s most notable kitchens, and dive into the city’s dizzying array of sights and sounds.

  • Explore New Delhi highlights
  • Opt for a hands-on cooking experience, museum visits, foodie tours
  • Welcome dinner in Khan Market

Days 3 - 4

We’ll fly your group to the desert jewel of Jodhpur, in Rajasthan, known for iconic palaces, forts and temples set up on the hillside. Tour the markets around Old Jodhpur, rife with spice sellers and artisans crafting garments, then visit Mehrangarh (one of India’s oldest forts). Sample street food, eat alfresco with Jodhpur’s illuminated fort above you, and dine in the home of a local family for an authentic Indian feast unlike any other. This is truly special.

  • Fly from New Delhi to Jodhpur
  • Private tour of local sites
  • Tour Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
  • Meal with local family

Days 5 - 6

Transfer south to Chanod, where your opulent 300-year-old palace awaits. Take a stroll and a welcome drink before lunch, a guided tour of traditional local delicacies hosted in a vibrant hand-painted room. For dinner, meet up for a hands-on introduction to your hosts’ favorite dishes. This is India at its most hospitable, and flavorful. Walk around Chanod Talao lake, led by a local expert. See the village way of life up close, then head off for a Jeep safari in the countryside. Top it off feasting on a traditional dinner at a historic palace named for its peacock residents, and stay warm by a bonfire into the evening.

  • Transfer from Jodhpur to Chanod
  • Traditional welcome ceremony and lunch
  • Authentic Indian cooking demonstration
  • Jeep ride through the countryside

Days 7 - 8

The next two days are full of palatial perfection. Drive to Devigarh Palace for panoramic views and a seasonal lunch. Then it’s off to Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, built in the middle of the lake and ready for you to kick back like Indian royalty. Get acquainted with Udaipur, touring the iconic City Palace and Jagdish Temple as well as the city’s oldest quarters. Then, take a short flight to coastal Mumbai (formerly Bombay). Your unforgettable welcome dinner at Masala Library will take you on a gastronomic journey of Indian cuisine unlike any other.

  • Devigarh Palace tour and traditional lunch 
  • Transfer to Udaipur
  • Flight from Udaipur to Mumbai
  • Dinner at Mumbai's Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra

Where We Sleep

Prepare for high style and grandeur in some of India's most stunning locations—from city to desert, coast to jungle

New Delhi

A modern spin on colonial design, with spacious rooms overlooking the city. The iconic greenery of the Lodhi Gardens peeks out from just down the road, and astounding architectural sites—from mosques to mausoleums to skyscrapers—vie for your attention in every direction.


It's the city’s first boutique hotel, with a distinctive look blending historical grandeur with modern comforts. It's clean and geometric, with all the right hints of old-world detail paying homage to Jodphur’s ancient walled city. A courtyard dinner with views of a spectacular 15th-century fortress? You simply can’t go wrong here.


This 300-year-old palace is the epitome of imperial grandeur. The entire property has been painstakingly restored to its Raj-era glory, with exuberant suites washed in the brightest blues and pinks. It's one of the most sought-after heritage Indian retreats.


Our hotel—built on an island in the 18th century by a young prince with lavish tastes—is exquisite in every way. It's five-star luxury with all the amenities, whether you're looking for a spa treatment or an evening cocktail with an incomparable view.


Your own luxury wilderness camp surrounded by Arjuna and Banyan trees. Sleep in one of 10 luxury tented rooms overlooking the jungle, each artfully designed and distinctly modern, with private bathrooms. It's the perfect mix of high-end comfort with a front-row view of nature.

People Love MO/AD Private Departures

MO/AD was able to arrange special experiences that are impossible as an individual traveler or family. Amazing!
Christine N.
My trip was life-changing. I want to go on several more!
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I was very happy with how seamless and well-managed the trip was with everything along the way.
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  1. How many people are itineraries suitable for?

    Our itineraries can be tailored for groups of any size, whether it’s a small, intimate group of six or a larger team or group of 100 or more.

  2. What makes a MO/AD Retreat different?

    Our retreats capture the spirit of a culture and destination, tailored to your objectives, harnessing the potential of shared experiences. Our retreats serve as a vibrant platform for self-discovery, where we share connection and leave with growth, fun and inspiration.

  3. How does it work?

    We start by learning about your organization and goals. Our team takes care of all the details and supports to ensure all the logistics and communications are seamlessly managed. We also work with you to incorporate in your ideas for the retreat.

  4. What services are typically included?

    Our services cover the full retreat experience. We offer white glove support to you and your group, from detailed planning and day-to-day itineraries to local insights about the destination, on-site logistics, and 24/7 dedicated assistance. Our degree of curation, personalization, care, and local connections sets us apart.

  5. How far in advance should I plan a retreat?

    Preferably nine to twelve months in advance (earlier for holiday travel). We typically stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.

  6. What activities do you offer?

    We curate your MO/AD Retreat to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Our relationships unlock unprecedented access to the pioneers behind global initiatives and cultural movements.

  7. How much will it cost?

    Retreats typically include accommodations, private airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and most meals. MO/AD Retreats typically cost $1,000 to $3,000 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.

  8. What's not included?

    MO/AD Retreats do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.

  9. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to confirm your itinerary and reserve accommodations, a 25% deposit is required. The balance of your trip cost is due  120 days prior to travel.