20 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

20 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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New Delhi, India
— 3 nights
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Agra, India
— 1 night
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Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
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Jaisalmer, India
— 2 nights
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Jodhpur, India
— 1 night
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Udaipur, India
— 1 night
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Mumbai, India
— 2 nights
Fly to Colombo, Taxi to Sigiriya
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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New Delhi, India — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), and don't miss a visit to India Gate.

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Winnipeg, Canada to New Delhi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Winnipeg to New Delhi, you'll lose 11.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in December, expect New Delhi to be warmer, temps between 27°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Agra.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Agra, India — 1 night

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, and then admire the striking features of Jahangir Mahal.

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You can drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Jaipur.
Historic Sites

Jaipur, India — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 1st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Jal Mahal, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, and don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur.

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Getting from Agra to Jaipur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Jaisalmer.
Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Jaisalmer, India — 2 nights

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Jaisalmer Fort, then learn about all things military at Jaisalmer War Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kothari's Patwaon-Ki-Haveli.

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You can fly from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Jodhpur, India — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort.

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Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Udaipur.
Historic Sites · Museums

Udaipur, India — 1 night

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Ekling Ji Temple, then get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Udaipur, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pichola.

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Traveling by car from Jodhpur to Udaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Udaipur sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Mumbai.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Mumbai, India — 2 nights

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 8th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then get in on the family fun at Snow Kingdom.

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Traveling by flight from Udaipur to Mumbai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Udaipur in January: high temperatures in Mumbai hover around 36°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.
Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka — 2 nights

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 the 10th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mumbai to Sigiriya takes 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kandy.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Kandy, Sri Lanka — 2 nights

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 12th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a short side trip with Day Trips.

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Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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.