19 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

19 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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19 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Nairobi, Kenya
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Beruwala, Sri Lanka
— 1 day
taxi + train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
+4
taxi + Fly + train + foot + bus:  9​h 45​min
4
Pondicherry, India
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  5​h
5
Goa, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Gokarna, India
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Udupi, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Chikmagalur, India
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Hampi, India
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
Mararikulam, India
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
12
Kovalam, India
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
13
Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
14
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
15
Chandigarh, India
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
16
Jaipur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
17
Udaipur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
18
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Nairobi, Kenya

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day
Beruwala, Sri Lanka

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. On the 19th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, and then look for gifts at Dara Gems & Jewellery.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Beruwala trip itinerary planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Beruwala is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Beruwala is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in December: high temperatures in Beruwala hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Beruwala

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Sea Turtle Protection Association
Highlights from your plan
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery

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.
On the 20th (Thu), stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Beruwala to Kandy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio

1
night
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba, then make a trip to Mihintale, and finally snap pictures at Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Anuradhapura online vacation planner .

You can drive from Kandy to Anuradhapura in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

1
day
Pondicherry, India

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, then stop by Domus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pondicherry online journey planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Anuradhapura to Pondicherry in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

1
night
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Cola Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Goa trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Pondicherry to Goa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Animal Shelter Agonda ©
Animal Shelter Agonda

1
night
Gokarna, India

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then stroll through Om Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gokarna attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Goa to Gokarna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Udupi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple
Om Beach ©
Om Beach

1
night
Udupi, India

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Mary's Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Malpe Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Udupi day trip planning site .

You can drive from Gokarna to Udupi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Udupi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Chikkamagalur.

Things to do in Udupi

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Malpe Beach, St. Mary's Island
Highlights from your plan
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Malpe Beach ©
Malpe Beach
St. Mary's Island ©
St. Mary's Island

1
night
Chikmagalur, India

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sringeri Mutt, contemplate the waterfront views at Galikere Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chikkamagalur trip maker site .

Drive from Udupi to Chikkamagalur in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sringeri Mutt ©
Sringeri Mutt
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Galikere Lake ©
Galikere Lake

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night
Hampi, India

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments at Hampi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, then make a trip to Elephant Stables, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hampi route planner.

Getting from Chikkamagalur to Hampi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. December in Hampi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple

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Mararikulam, India

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mararikulam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hampi to Mararikulam. In December, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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night
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.
On the 29th (Sat), browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip site .

Getting from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Spas & Wellness

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night
Kovalam, India

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 30th (Sun), kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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night
Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur ©
The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): look for gifts at Ganesh Handicrafts, then steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then look for gifts at Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES), and finally stop by Spice Paradise.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jodhpur online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Jodhpur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Kovalam in December, expect nights in Jodhpur to be much colder, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Ganesh Handicrafts ©
Ganesh Handicrafts
Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES) ©

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night
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.
On the 1st (Tue), make a trip to Gandhi Smriti, steep yourself in history at India Gate, then don't miss a visit to Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

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You can fly from Jodhpur to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jodhpur in December, expect nights in New Delhi to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti
India Gate ©
India Gate

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Chandigarh, India

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, and finally look for gifts at Decathlon Zirakpur.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Chandigarh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kansa Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

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Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then browse the exhibits of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at Royal Spices And Tea.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip planner .

You can fly from Chandigarh to Jaipur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur

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Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 4th (Fri), look for gifts at Art Fact, look for gifts at Little Armani, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and finally contemplate the long history of Shilpgram.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Udaipur online attractions planner .

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Udaipur can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Udaipur

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shilpgram ©
Shilpgram
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stop by Bungalow Eight and then cruise along Marine Drive.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Mumbai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Udaipur in January; daily highs in Mumbai reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

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