31 days in India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka Itinerary

31 days in India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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1
Islamabad, Pakistan
— 2 nights
2
Lahore, Pakistan
— 1 night
3
Dharamsala, India
— 2 nights
4
Manali, India
— 2 nights
5
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
6
Agra, India
— 2 nights
7
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
8
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 2 nights
9
Port Blair, India
— 1 night
10
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
11
Madurai, India
— 2 nights
12
Bengaluru, India
— 2 nights
13
Goa, India
— 3 nights
14
Mumbai, India
— 5 nights

2
nights
Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad ©
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
On the 3rd (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Margalla Hills, take some stellar pictures from Daman-e-Koh, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Faisal Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmarajika Stupa, thenexplore the ancient world of Jaulian Buddhist Monastery, and then explore the ancient world of Taxila Ruins.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Islamabad road trip app.

Indianapolis, USA to Islamabad is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pakistan Standard Time (PKT), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in July; daily highs in Islamabad reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Islamabad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Taxila
Highlights from your plan
Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Taxila Ruins ©
Taxila Ruins

1
night
Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore ©
Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the striking features of Samadhi of Ranjit Singh, steep yourself in history at Badshahi Mosque, thenmake a trip to Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Gurudwara Dera Sahib.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lahore trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Islamabad to Lahore by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July in Lahore, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum ©
Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum
Samadhi of Ranjit Singh ©
Samadhi of Ranjit Singh

2
nights
Dharamsala, India

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the architecture and design of Men-Tsee-Khang, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, explore the ancient world of Ambika Devi Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Kangra Fort.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahore to Dharamsala. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Lahore to Dharamsala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Kangra, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Spas

2
nights
Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gauri Shankar Temple, and then take a memorable drive along Hampta. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, thenexplore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, and finally explore the activities along Beas Kund.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip website.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kullu, Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hampta ©
Hampta
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

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 10th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Akshardham, thensteep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, see the interesting displays at National Rail Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Rajpath, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Modern Art.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner.

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. July in New Delhi sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Akshardham
Highlights from your plan
Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

2
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Agra travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Agra, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tomb of Akbar the Great
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

2
nights
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 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Amer Jeep Safari and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, thencontemplate the long history of Royal Gaitor Tumbas, thensee Off-Road Tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple.

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Getting from Agra to Jaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Jaipur are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple

2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Park Street and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Birla Temple ©
Birla Temple
Park Street ©
Park Street

1
night
Port Blair, India

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Jolly Buoy Island.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Blair trip planner.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Port Blair in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in July: highs in Port Blair hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Port Blair

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jolly Buoy Island ©
Jolly Buoy Island

1
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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 19th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kandy travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Blair to Kandy takes 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
World Buddhist Museum ©
World Buddhist Museum

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nights
Madurai, India

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Madurai, Sri Sri Radha Mathurapati Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Thiru Aappudayar Shiva Temple. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Madurai trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Kandy to Madurai in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dodda Ganapathi Temple, thenengage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and then visit Commercial Street. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, thenstep into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, and finally take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Madurai to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madurai in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bengaluru: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple
Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple ©
Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine

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Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vagator Beach and Chapora Fort. Popular historic sites such as St Rita's Church and Christ Rei (Christ the King) Chapel are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Utorda Beach, stroll through Betalbatim Beach, and get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball.

Plan trip to Goa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Bengaluru to Goa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in July since evenings lows in Goa dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chapora Fort ©
Chapora Fort
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Babulnath Temple and Mahalakshmi Temple will appeal to history buffs. Nariman Point and Nerul Balaji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mumbai: Navi Mumbai (Pandavkada Falls & Kharghar Hills). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Colaba, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Mary Basilica, take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Swami Narayan Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Goa to Mumbai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Navi Mumbai
Highlights from your plan
Babulnath Temple ©
Babulnath Temple
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple

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