14 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands & Sri Lanka Itinerary

14 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Neil Island, India
— 1 night
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Port Blair, India
— 3 nights
Fly to Colombo, Train to Anuradhapura
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Train to Fort Station, Fly to Valletta

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Neil Island, India

— 1 night
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 18th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Neil Island Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Laxmanpur Beach, then take in the views from Howrah Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Bharatpur Beach.

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Valletta, Malta to Neil Island is an approximately 120-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Neil Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Port Blair, India

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Anthropological Museum. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cellular Jail, head off the coast to Jolly Buoy Island, see the interesting displays at Samudrika Marine Museum, and contemplate the long history of Chatham Saw Mill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Blair holiday planning app.

Drive from Neil Island to Port Blair in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Port Blair can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagoba of Thuparama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale, then appreciate the history behind Samadhi Statue, and finally pause for some photo ops at Abhayagiri Dagaba.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura travel route site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Port Blair to Anuradhapura takes 12.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, then make a trip to Lankatilaka Temple, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

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You can drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Polonnaruwa Vatadage and Statue of Parakramabahu I. Get out of town with these interesting Polonnaruwa side-trips: Sigiriya Fortress (in Sigiriya), Hurulu Eco Park (in Habarana) and Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sandakada Pahana, contemplate the long history of Nishshanka Latha Mandapaya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rankoth Vehera, and delve into the distant past at Polonnaruwa.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Polonnaruwa visit planner.

Drive from Kandy to Polonnaruwa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Andaman and Nicobar Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Sites · Islands
An archipelago of over 570 tropical islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer spectacular scenery and pristine beaches with views of crystal clear blue waters. A holiday in Andaman and Nicobar Islands usually includes island-hopping, swimming, camping, trekking, snorkeling, or scuba diving. Sea aquariums, water theme parks, and health resorts provide year-round entertainment for tourists, while marina yachting and inter-island cruise liners provide an opportunity to tour the islands comfortably. In terms of nature, the islands' national parks provide habitats for rare species, such as hornbills, pigeons, and robber crabs. The archipelago, which contains 38 populated islands, still displays the remains of British colonial prisons and historic gallows.

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.