36 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

36 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Jaisalmer, India
— 2 nights
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Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
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Visakhapatnam, India
— 2 nights
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Mahabalipuram, India
— 2 nights
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Drive to Chennai International Airport, Fly to Vir Savarkar International Airport, Drive to Neil Island
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Neil Island, India
— 2 nights
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Havelock Island, India
— 2 nights
Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Anuradhapura
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
— 5 nights
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Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
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Goa, India
— 6 nights
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Bhuj, India
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Jaisalmer, India

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Jai Shankar Handicrafts. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Jaisalmer War Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanot Mata Temple, don't miss a visit to Tazia Tower, and contemplate the long history of Tilon Ki Pol.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jaisalmer trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Jaisalmer is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Jaisalmer, you'll lose 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Jodhpur, India

Sun City

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 22nd (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then browse the exhibits of Ganesh Handicrafts, and then take in the exciting artwork at Umaid Heritage Art School. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), and then stroll around Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jodhpur journey maker app.

Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Jodhpur can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

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Visakhapatnam, India

Jewel of the East Coast

The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
On the 24th (Wed), kick back and relax at Yarada Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, and then stroll through Rishikonda Beach. On your second day here, examine the collection at Ramanaidu Film Studios, then stroll around Kailasagiri, then kick back and relax at Rama Krishna Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Visakhapatnam sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Jodhpur to Visakhapatnam in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Mahabalipuram, India

Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Raya Gopura, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and then don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip planning app.

You can fly from Visakhapatnam to Mahabalipuram in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Neil Island.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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Neil Island, India

Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Neil Island, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its green landscape and coral reefs.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Neil Island Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Laxmanpur Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sitapur Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Howrah Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bharatpur Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Neil Island trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Mahabalipuram to Neil Island with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Neil Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Havelock Island, India

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach, and then stroll through Vijaynagar Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Havelock Island route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neil Island to Havelock Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jethawanaramaya Dagoba and Abhayagiri Dagaba. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya, make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, and appreciate the history behind Short Handed Statue.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura day trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Havelock Island to Anuradhapura in 13.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites

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Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bundala National Park and Kataragama Temple. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tissa Wewa, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tissamaharama journey app.

Fly from Anuradhapura to Tissamaharama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Tissamaharama can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Unawatuna: Handunugoda Tea Estate (in Ahangama), Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla) and Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Tsunami Honganji Vihara). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Cara Jewellers, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Unawatuna trip planner.

You can drive from Tissamaharama to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Unawatuna

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Kochi (Cochin), India

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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 hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kerala Folklore Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Discover how to plan a Kochi (Cochin) trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Unawatuna to Kochi (Cochin) in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Goa, India

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sinquerim Beach and Shanta Durga Temple. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Sheek Emporium, pause for some photo ops at Statue of General Dr Miguel Caetano Dias, wander the streets of Old Goa, and admire the natural beauty at Margao Municipal Park.

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Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Goa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Kochi (Cochin), expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 32°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bhuj.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Bhuj, India

Established long ago as an important regional city, Bhuj has had to rebuild on several occasions due to devastating earthquakes destroying its temples, palaces, and residential areas.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the activities along Great Rann of Kutch, then take an in-depth tour of Sharad Baug Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Swaminarayan Temple Bhuj.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bhuj road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Goa to Bhuj in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Goa in March, you will find days in Bhuj are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are a bit cooler (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bhuj

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

India travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.