17 days in Mumbai, South India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

17 days in Mumbai, South India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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17 days in Mumbai, South India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Durban, South Africa
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bengaluru, India
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Thekkady, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar, India
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
7
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Durban, South Africa


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2
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mumbai visit planner .

Durban, South Africa to Mumbai is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to India Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Durban in January, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

1
night
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulsoor Subramanya Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally stroll around Cubbon Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip builder website .

Fly from Mumbai to Bengaluru in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in January, plan for slightly colder days in Bengaluru, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

2
nights
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Thekkady in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

2
nights
Munnar, India

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 9th (Thu), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Climbing Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Sigiriya. On the next day, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then identify plant and animal life at Dhilip De Alwis.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sigiriya tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Munnar to Sigiriya by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Mirissa, Sri Lanka

The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
On the 14th (Tue), stroll through Mirissa Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mirissa attractions planner .

Getting from Kandy to Mirissa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

4
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Alappuzha), St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeevamatha Church, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary app .

Getting from Mirissa to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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