31 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

31 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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31 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
3
Agra, India
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
4
Leh, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
8
Thekkady, India
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru, India


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2
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, and stop by Bungalow Eight.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai online journey planner .

Bengaluru to Mumbai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in June since evenings lows in Mumbai dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Fun & Games Scenic Drive
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

5
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.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Joy, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur visit app .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Jaipur, with highs around 47°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

3
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Spend the 4th (Thu) on the rails with a train tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

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You can drive from Jaipur to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Agra sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah ©
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

5
nights
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Step out of Leh with an excursion to Hemis Monastery in Hemis--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Leh road trip app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Leh in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hemis Monastery
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Spituk Monastery ©
Spituk Monastery

4
nights
New Delhi, India

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Humayun's Tomb, admire the striking features of Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and make a trip to India Gate.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi vacation tool .

You can fly from Leh to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In July, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

2
nights
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Change things up with a short trip to Golden Temple of Dambulla in Dambulla (about 54 minutes away). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Sigiriya and don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya day trip site .

Getting from New Delhi to Sigiriya by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kandy trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

5
nights
Thekkady, India

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, and experience rural life at Spice Cloud.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Thekkady attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Thekkady takes 48 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

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