Want to travel like India’s ultra-rich? Check out these luxury travel rentals
Everyone aspires to live life king size, at least once. Thankfully, nowadays in India, you don’t really need to be a multi-millionaire to travel like a ‘baller’. Want to fly to wine country aka Nashik on a private jet, for a date with your significant other? No problem. Or maybe you want to host a private party for a small group of friends on a yacht moored off the coast? Sorted. Nowadays, at the right price, everything's just a click away.
But you’re wrong in assuming that you’ll have to embark on a spending-spree and shell out your life savings. There are a variety of relatively-affordable luxury rental options for land, sea, and air travel, which suit affluent millennials. Here are some impressive components within this sector that may assist you en route to the high life.
* Hype: With over 2,500 deluxe cars operating in 16 cities HYPE is one amongst the few big players hoping to reign supreme in the luxury car rentals space. People can choose to drive these vehicles themselves or can opt to be chauffer-driven via this iPhone-only app, which manages payments digitally. Their luxury rental car options range from Chrysler Limousine (`31,500 onwards for four hours) to Rolls Royce (`42,000 for 4 hours).
* Marine Solutions: One of India’s premier leisure boating company, is the go-to name when it comes to chartering your own yacht. Done via its sister concern, Yacht Charters India, these entrepreneurs present extravagant concierge yacht services like onboard food and beverages for coastal cities like Mumbai, Goa, Kochi, Chennai, Port Blair, Lakshadweep, and Kolkata. Want to host a 15-people party on a luxurious yacht? Opt for the 90-footer Ferretti 881 that can be chartered for a day at approximately 6,50,000 onwards.
* BookMyCharters: Book a private jet in less than 60 seconds. That’s the promise this ‘Uber for the Skies’ aggregator platform for charter air travel hopes to fulfil. With access to 150 airports in the country, covering 22,000 routes (including Tier II and III areas). The enterprise which claims to have the largest fleet of jets in the country—including gorgeous machines like seven-seater Gulfstream G150. Pricing is per-hour, with costs ranging between `10,000 and `6 lakh.