22 days in India, Male & Colombo Itinerary

22 days in India, Male & Colombo Itinerary

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22 days in India, Male & Colombo Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Mangalore, India
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  5​h
4
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
ferry + Fly:  5​h
5
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Goa, India
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
9
Gulmarg, India
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
10
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  25​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Popular historic sites such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Banganga Tank are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Marine Drive and Bhandup Pumping Station. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Gateway of India, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowpatty Beach, try to win big at Royal Western India Turf Club, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai travel route builder website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Mumbai is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Mumbai. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Mumbai, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

1
night
Mangalore, India

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look and learn at Pilikula Nisargadhama, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Panambur Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Mangalore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Mangalore. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panambur Beach ©
Panambur Beach
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple

2
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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Jew Town, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip planner .

You can fly from Mangalore to Kochi (Cochin) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

4
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Visit Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) and Hulhumale Mosque for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Friday Mosque and Mulee Aage. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Artificial Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulhumale Beach, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Male travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kochi (Cochin) to Male in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Male when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hulhumale
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Grand Friday Mosque ©
Grand Friday Mosque

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.
On the 14th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, then walk around Galle Face Green, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colombo visit planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Male to Colombo in 5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Colombo when traveling from Male in January, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Reis Magos Fort, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baga Beach, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Goa travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Colombo to Goa takes 6 hours. When traveling from Colombo in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Reis Magos Fort ©
Reis Magos Fort

2
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Nariman Point, ponder the world of politics at Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation building, then Head underground at Elephanta Caves, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nerul Balaji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Babulnath Temple, then take a stroll through Colaba, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goa to Mumbai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mumbai when traveling from Goa in January, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nerul Balaji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Elephanta Caves ©
Elephanta Caves
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
Nariman Point
Nariman Point

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Fly from Mumbai to New Delhi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect nights in New Delhi to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Gulmarg.

Things to do in New Delhi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

1
night
Gulmarg, India

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, tour the pleasant surroundings at Outer Circle Walk, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baba Reshi Shrine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gulmarg route planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Gulmarg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for colder days in Gulmarg, with highs around 6°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors Parks Golf
Highlights from your plan
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk

2
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, and finally explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Delhi day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gulmarg to New Delhi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Gulmarg in January, you will find days in New Delhi are much hotter (23°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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