10 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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10 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
1
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Udaipur, India
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Agra, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India


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1
night
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then make a trip to Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila) and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi travel planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

1
day
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya and then identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya road trip website .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Sigiriya takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

1
night
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip maker tool .

You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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day
Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Pichola, admire the striking features of City Palace of Udaipur, and then look for gifts at Gothwal Art.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Udaipur trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Udaipur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Parks Nature
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

3
nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at Elefriend, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and look for gifts at Silverfish Jewels & Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Udaipur to Jaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, and then make a trip to Jahangir Mahal. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bageshwarnath Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Agra, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Jaipur to Agra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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