16 days in Sri Lanka & India Itinerary

16 days in Sri Lanka & India Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + Taxi:  8 h
1
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Bentota, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
New Delhi, India
— Few hours
Fly:  10 h 15 min
7
Jorhat, India
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h 15 min
9
Giridih, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
10
Ranchi, India
— Few hours
Fly:  5 h
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, and finally make a trip to Kandy view point.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kandy holiday site.

Mumbai, India to Kandy is an approximately 7-hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum ©
Natural Gems and Gemmological Museum
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

1
night
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir, and then get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Kande-ela Reservoir ©
Kande-ela Reservoir

2
nights
Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, thentake in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then look for gifts at Ella Gem & Jewelry. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, learn the tricks of the trade with Honey Bee Garden, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and finally stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ella road trip planning website.

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
Highlights from your plan
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

2
nights
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 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach, thenstop by Lunuganga, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bentota trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ella to Bentota in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hikkaduwa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Colombo National Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Negombo Beach (in Negombo) and Sri Anjaneyar Temple (in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia). There's lots more to do: stroll around Galle Face Green, make a trip to St. Mary's Church, view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and look for gifts at Vogue Jewellers.

Discover how to plan a Colombo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Bentota to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Colombo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Negombo Beach, Sri Anjaneyar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

few
hours
New Delhi, India

New Delhi
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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a New Delhi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Colombo to New Delhi in 6.5 hours. When traveling from Colombo in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. You'll set off for Jorhat on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Transportation Outdoors

1
night
Jorhat, India

Jorhat ©
Jorhat is a major city and one of the important urban centres of the state of Assam in India. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the activities along Raj Mao Pukhuri, look and learn at Jorhat Science Centre & Planetarium, and then contemplate the long history of Garh Ali.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jorhat trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from New Delhi to Jorhat with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Jorhat are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Jorhat

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jorhat Science Centre & Planetarium ©
Jorhat Science Centre & Planetarium
Raj Mao Pukhuri ©
Raj Mao Pukhuri
Garh Ali ©
Garh Ali

few
hours
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jorhat to Kolkata (Calcutta). Traveling from Jorhat in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kolkata (Calcutta), with lows of 22°C. You'll set off for Giridih on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

4
nights
Giridih, India

Giridih ©
Giridih is headquarters of the Giridih district of Jharkhand state, India. Giridih is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hari Har Dham, walk around Khandoli Park, take in the awesome beauty at Parasnath Hills, and take in the dramatic scenery at Usri Falls.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Giridih online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Giridih takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Ranchi.

Things to do in Giridih

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shri Sammed Shikharji ©
Shri Sammed Shikharji
Parasnath Hills ©
Parasnath Hills
Parasnath Temple ©
Parasnath Temple

few
hours
Ranchi, India

Ranchi ©
Ranchi sits on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, its elevation of 651 m (2,136 ft) giving it a relatively mild climate by the region's standards.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deori Mandir.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ranchi trip planner.

You can drive from Giridih to Ranchi in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ranchi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Deori Mandir ©
Deori Mandir

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