44 days in India, Sri Lanka & Bangkok Itinerary

44 days in India, Sri Lanka & Bangkok Itinerary

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Pondicherry, India
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
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Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
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Agra, India
— 3 nights
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Srinagar, India
— 3 nights
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Gulmarg, India
— 3 nights
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Shimla, India
— 2 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Kandy, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alagalla Mountain Range, and pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy online trip builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kandy is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to India Standard Time is minus 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:

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 9th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Pethikada, delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, then make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple and then take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Park of Nuwara Eliya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Gregory Lake, then relax in the rural setting at Bluefield Tea Gardens, and then get to know the fascinating history of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya trip planner.

Drive from Sigiriya to Nuwara Eliya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

— 3 nights
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Explore Hikkaduwa's surroundings by going to Jungle Beach (in Unawatuna), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Galle Fort (in Galle). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, stroll through Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, and make a trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hikkaduwa trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Hikkaduwa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Colombo, Sri Lanka

— 2 nights
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): walk around Galle Face Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara and then kick back and relax at Negombo Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo travel route website.

Getting from Hikkaduwa to Colombo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Pondicherry, India

— 2 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Serenity Beach and then take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pondicherry trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Colombo to Pondicherry in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Kochi (Cochin), India

— 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) road trip website.

You can fly from Pondicherry to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In February in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Mumbai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:

Mumbai, India

— 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, take a stroll through Nariman Point, and stop by Colaba.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Mumbai journey app.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mumbai, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

Jaipur, India

— 3 nights

Pink City

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and stroll through Elefantastic.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jaipur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Jaipur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in February: high temperatures in Jaipur hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly to Agra.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:

Agra, India

— 3 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Agra: Lotus Throne (in Fatehpur Sikri) and Keoladeo National Park (in Bharatpur). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, make a trip to Jahangir Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bageshwarnath Temple, and look for gifts at Marble Handicrafts Agra.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Jaipur to Agra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Agra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

Srinagar, India

— 3 nights

Kashmiri Venice

The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dal Lake, admire the natural beauty at Nishat Garden, don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Srinagar online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Srinagar in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Agra in March, expect nights in Srinagar to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are colder, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:

Gulmarg, India

— 3 nights
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Gulmarg is known for nature, winter sports, and golf. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Apharwat Peak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baba Reshi Shrine, explore the activities along Ningle Nallah, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Outer Circle Walk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gulmarg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Gulmarg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Shimla.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

Shimla, India

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to The Ridge and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Mall and then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shimla planner.

Traveling by flight from Gulmarg to Shimla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to New Delhi.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

New Delhi, India

— 4 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, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Red Fort.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Delhi online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Shimla to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, get great views at Wat Saket, see the interesting displays at Jim Thompson House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour itinerary planner.

Getting from New Delhi to Bangkok by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Indochina Time is 1.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in March, things will get a bit warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 40°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

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.

Galle District travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Historic Sites

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.

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.