5 days in New Delhi & Colombo Itinerary

5 days in New Delhi & Colombo Itinerary

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5 days in New Delhi & Colombo Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

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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.
Gandhi Smriti and India Gate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), examine the collection at Relics of Buddha at National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Negombo Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Bandaranaike Museum, examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, and then look for gifts at Ceylon Tea Supermarket.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Delhi to Colombo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: high temperatures in Colombo hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Negombo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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