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: Jaipur, India
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Tirupati, India
— 1 day
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h 15​min
2
Kanyakumari, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram, India
— 2 nights
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
4
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
6
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bentota, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Jaipur, India


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Tirupati, India

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tirupati online journey planner .

Jaipur to Tirupati is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
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Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple

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Kanyakumari, India

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, then don't miss a visit to Gandhi Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Kanyakumari sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Tirupati to Kanyakumari takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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nights
Rameswaram, India

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, then make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dambulla online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Rameswaram to Dambulla in 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs ©
Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dambulla to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Spas Nature
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Spas & Wellness

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nights
Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Mirissa Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mirissa sightseeing app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In May in Mirissa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Mirissa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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night
Bentota, Sri Lanka

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Protection Association.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bentota trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Bentota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ahungalla Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©

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