13 days in India & Colombo Itinerary

13 days in India & Colombo Itinerary

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Calgary, Canada
Fly:
24​h
Mumbai (Bombay), India
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi + train:
9​h 45​min
Hampi, India
— 2 nights
Drive:
8​h 15​min
Chennai (Madras), India
— 2 nights
Fly:
4​h
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Fly:
29​h
Calgary, Canada

2
days
Mumbai (Bombay), India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple - Mumbai, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, wander the streets of Nariman Point, then don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai (Bombay) vacation planner.

Calgary, Canada to Mumbai (Bombay) is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Mumbai (Bombay) is 12 hours. When traveling from Calgary in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Mumbai (Bombay): temperatures range from 35°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Mumbai (Bombay)

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Marine Drive
Shree Siddhivinayak
Food Tours

2
days
Hampi, India

The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Akka Tangi Gudda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, don't miss a visit to Stepped Tank, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, and finally contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments at Hampi. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, see human ingenuity at work at Tungabhadra Gardens and Dam, and then contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple.

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Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and train from Mumbai (Bombay) to Hampi takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Hampi, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Hampi

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tungabhadra Gardens and Dam
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Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables
Matanga Hill

2
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Chennai (Madras), India

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Thome Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam, then browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, and finally wander the streets of Fort St. George.

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You can drive from Hampi to Chennai (Madras) in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. When traveling from Hampi in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chennai (Madras): temperatures range from 40°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

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Besant Nagar Beach
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwar Temple

2
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Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 27th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Galle Face Green and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, stroll through Mount Lavinia Beach, then wander the streets of Independence Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Chennai (Madras) to Colombo takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in August: highs in Colombo hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Tours

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Galle Face Green
Negombo Beach

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