14 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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14 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Rajkot, India
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Shillong, India
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  11​h 15​min
3
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  27​h
6
Darjeeling, India
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India


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1
night
Rajkot, India

Rajkot ©
Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandramouleshwar Mahadev Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Rotary Dolls Museum, stop by Jay Siyaram Pendawala, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nyara River, and finally browse the different shops at Crystal Mall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rajkot itinerary planning website .

Mumbai to Rajkot is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Rajkot

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama ©
Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama
Rotary Dolls Museum ©
Rotary Dolls Museum
Crystal Mall ©
Crystal Mall

2
nights
Shillong, India

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mawphlang Sacred Forest and Laitlum Canyons. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures and The Grand Madina Masjid. Step out of Shillong with an excursion to Mawkdok Dympep Valley in Sohra--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Umiam Lake.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shillong road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rajkot to Shillong. Traveling from Rajkot in November, expect nights in Shillong to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mawkdok Dympep Valley
Highlights from your plan
Mawphlang Sacred Forest ©
Mawphlang Sacred Forest
Mawkdok Dympep Valley ©
Mawkdok Dympep Valley

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 17th (Sun): look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio and then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Kandy Brasswear Village, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Shillong to Kandy takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kandy to Hikkaduwa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tsunami Photo Museum, Galle Fort
Highlights from your plan
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Sigiriya and then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hikkaduwa to Dambulla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sigiriya
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

3
nights
Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then take an in-depth tour of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip planning site .

You can drive from Dambulla to Darjeeling in 93 hours. In November, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple
Himalayan Tibet Museum ©
Himalayan Tibet Museum

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