10 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

10 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
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Jaisalmer, India
— 1 night
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Jodhpur, India
— 2 nights
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Jaipur, India

— 2 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Royal Spices And Tea. Get a sense of the local culture at Amber Palace and Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, explore the world behind art at Pratap Celebrity Wax Museum Jaipur, step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal, and explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jaipur road trip planning website.

Chennai to Jaipur is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in February, expect Jaipur to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Spas
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Jaisalmer, India

— 1 night

Golden City of India

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 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temples, learn about all things military at Jaisalmer War Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanot Mata Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jaisalmer visit planner.

You can fly from Jaipur to Jaisalmer in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Historic Sites · Museums
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Jodhpur, India

— 2 nights

Sun City

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 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mehrangarh Fort, then admire the masterpieces at Ganesh Handicrafts, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well).

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Traveling by car from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Kandy, Sri Lanka

— 1 night
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 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Jodhpur to Kandy takes 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sigiriya Fortress and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gal Vihara and Balloon Rides. Step out of Sigiriya to go to Dambulla and see Golden Temple of Dambulla, which is approximately 1h 5 min away.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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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

4.2
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.