14 days in Sri Lanka & India Itinerary

14 days in Sri Lanka & India Itinerary

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14 days in Sri Lanka & India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 5 nights
Train:  6 h 45 min
2
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  15 h
3
Visakhapatnam, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Chennai, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Popular historic sites such as Galle Fort and Borella All Saints Church are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Palace Seaside and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala), Kowilawatta Temple (in Balapitiya) and Hikkaduwa (Saffron Robes & Hikkaduwa Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll through Bentota Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, kick back and relax at Negombo Beach, and appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Colombo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. January in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Jaffna.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Galle, Palace Seaside, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Negombo Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

1
night
Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple, appreciate the history behind Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nallur Kovil.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jaffna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Colombo to Jaffna by train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple ©
Dambakola Patuna Sangamitta Temple
Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple ©
Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple

2
nights
Visakhapatnam, India

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Visit Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Veereswara swamy Devasthanam and Sri Lakshmi Narsimhaswamyvari Devastham for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Rama Krishna Beach and Kondakarla Ava Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Rishikonda Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yarada Beach, see the interesting displays at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, and browse the different shops at CMR Central Mall.

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Traveling by car from Jaffna to Visakhapatnam takes 65 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rama Krishna Beach ©
Rama Krishna Beach
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum ©
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
Rishikonda Beach ©
Rishikonda Beach

4
nights
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Shore Temple and Arulmigu Agasthyar Temple. For shopping fun, head to Cane and Bamboo or Achalam Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Chennai to Mahabalipuram to see Monuments at Mahabalipuram about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the exciting artwork at M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation, shop like a local with Pondy Bazaar, and browse the different shops at Pothys Hyper.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Visakhapatnam to Chennai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Chennai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
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Cane and Bamboo ©
Cane and Bamboo
Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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