31 days in Sri Lanka & India Itinerary

31 days in Sri Lanka & India Itinerary

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31 days in Sri Lanka & India Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly + taxi:  9​h
1
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Leh, India
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
4
Agra, India
— 4 nights
5
Jaipur, India
— 4 nights
6
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Thekkady, India
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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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.
On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Sigiriya and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sigiriya is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. Traveling from Singapore to Sigiriya, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
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 classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner .

You can fly from Sigiriya to New Delhi in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Leh.

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

4
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.
When in Leh, make a side trip to see Alchi Monastary in Alchi, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, see the interesting displays at Stok Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Basgo gompa, and appreciate the history behind Shey Monastery.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Leh road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Alchi Monastary
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

4
nights
Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Agra is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Taj Mahal, steep yourself in history at Saha Burj, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. October in Agra sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

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

4
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: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, don't miss a visit to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, identify plant and animal life at EleSafari, and explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Jaipur sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Agra to Jaipur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Jaipur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Udaipur.

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

2
nights
Udaipur, India

Udaipur ©
Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 19th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Bagore Ki Haveli, then browse the exhibits of City Palace of Udaipur, then explore the galleries of Gothwal Art, and finally explore the activities along Lake Pichola. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagdish Temple.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Udaipur trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Jaipur to Udaipur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Udaipur, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Lake Pichola ©
Lake Pichola

1
night
Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur ©
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.
On the 21st (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, and then admire the masterpieces at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jodhpur itinerary planner .

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Mehrangarh Fort ©
Mehrangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum ©
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Zipline

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nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 22nd (Tue), make a trip to Gateway of India. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, cruise along Marine Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Mumbai trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Jodhpur to Mumbai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vishnu Temple (in Alappuzha), St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) holiday builder website .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in October, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kottayam, Vishnu Temple, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

4
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: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Spice Cloud, have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park, and admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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