43 days in Sri Lanka, Pakistan & India Itinerary

43 days in Sri Lanka, Pakistan & India Itinerary

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1
Lahore, Pakistan
— 2 nights
2
Islamabad, Pakistan
— 3 nights
3
New Delhi, India
— 4 nights
4
Agra, India
— 4 nights
5
Jaipur, India
— 5 nights
6
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
7
Goa, India
— 7 nights
8
Habarana, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
9
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
10
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
11
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
12
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 3 nights

2
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Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore ©
Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the striking features of Samadhi of Ranjit Singh, steep yourself in history at Badshahi Mosque, thenexplore the historical opulence of Lahore Fort, and finally head outdoors with Bagh-e-Jinnah. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lahore, admire the striking features of Shahi Hammam, don't miss a visit to Ali Hajvery's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Dera Sahib, thenexplore the historical opulence of Alamgiri Gate, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at The Lahore Canal.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lahore tour itinerary planner.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan to Lahore is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. In September, Lahore is somewhat warmer than Samarkand - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort ©
Lahore Fort
Alamgiri Gate ©
Alamgiri Gate

3
nights
Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad ©
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Visit Faisal Mosque and Dharmarajika Stupa for their historical value. Get outdoors at Margalla Hills and Trail 5. Change things up with a short trip to Jaulian Buddhist Monastery in Taxila (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Golrah Shrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Bird Aviary, get outside with Trail 3, and visit Saidpur Village.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Islamabad road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahore to Islamabad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lahore in September since evenings lows in Islamabad dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Taxila
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Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Jaulian Buddhist Monastery ©
Jaulian Buddhist Monastery

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rajpath and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Popular historic sites such as ISKCON Temple Delhi and Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan) are in your itinerary. Take a break from New Delhi with a short trip to ISKCON Noida in Noida, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi trip website.

Fly from Islamabad to New Delhi in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Islamabad to New Delhi. Traveling from Islamabad in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Delhi, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

ISKCON Noida
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

4
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Agra, India

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Visit Taj Mahal and Tomb of Akbar the Great for their historical value. Agra Fort and Maryamuzzamani Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stop by Taj Gallery, make a trip to Tomb Of John Russell Colvin, and admire the landmark architecture of Jahangir Mahal.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Agra trip maker site.

Drive from New Delhi to Agra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Agra are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trips

Maryamuzzamani Palace, Tomb of Akbar the Great
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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Amber Palace and Govind Dev Ji Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Joy and EleSafari. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Amer Jeep Safari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Jaipur are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Elephant Joy ©
Elephant Joy
Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Amer Jeep Safari ©
Amer Jeep Safari

3
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Malgund Beach and Dana Paani Beach. Visit Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Bene Israel Cemetery in Thane (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kanheri Caves, snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai sightseeing planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Mumbai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in September, you will find days in Mumbai are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Malgund Beach, Bene Israel Cemetery
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Malgund Beach ©
Malgund Beach
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple ©
Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple

7
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shanta Durga Temple and Mae De Deus Church. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mobor Beach and Cansaulim Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Betalbatim Beach, take a stroll through Fontainhas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mahalasa Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Francis of Assissi.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Goa online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mumbai to Goa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Goa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Habarana.

Things to do in Goa

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach
Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach
Cansaulim Beach ©
Cansaulim Beach

3
nights
Habarana, Sri Lanka

Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Explore hidden gems such as Lankathilaka Image House and Safaris. Visit Polonnaruwa Vatadage and Habarana Buddhist Temple for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Habarana: Polonnaruwa (Thivanka Image House & Siva Devalaya (No 1)). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, view the masterpieces at Pethikada, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Fernando Adventure Safaries.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Habarana trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Goa to Habarana with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Habarana

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Pethikada
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Safaris
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

2
nights
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Trincomalee Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, thenget close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Velgam Vehera, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mamangam Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Trincomalee trip planner.

Getting from Habarana to Trincomalee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple

2
nights
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura ©
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 6th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mihintale, contemplate the waterfront views at Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond, thenmake a trip to Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, and finally take in the views from Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mirisaveti Stupa, head outdoors with Eth Pokuna, and then delve into the distant past at Ranmasu Uyana.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Anuradhapura planning app.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ranmasu Uyana ©
Ranmasu Uyana
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana ©
Moonstone or Sandakada pahana

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Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
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 8th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belur Math and then take a stroll through Park Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shyambazar Kali Bari Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Tonglu, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Ramkrishna Sangha Adyapeath, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maghen David synagogue.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation builder tool.

Getting from Kandy to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 8 hours. October in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Belur Math, Tonglu
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Belur Math ©
Belur Math
Park Street ©
Park Street
Tonglu ©
Tonglu

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