36 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

36 days in India & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Tiruchirappalli, India
— 2 nights
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Kannur, India
— 2 nights
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Goa, India
— 9 nights
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Gokarna, India
— 2 nights
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Hampi, India
— 5 nights
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Nashik, India
— 6 nights

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Hikkaduwa ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Community Tsunami Museum. Change things up with a short trip to L. Wimalarathna Gems & Jewellery in Galle (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary planning tool.

Pune, India to Hikkaduwa is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mirissa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Spas
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum

4
nights
Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara and Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex. Visiting Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle and Hummanaya Blow Hole will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Handunugoda Tea Estate in Ahangama (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Tangalle Lagoon, and kick back and relax at Amanwella Silent Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mirissa day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hikkaduwa to Mirissa in 1.5 hours. December in Mirissa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle ©
Tuk Tuk Safari Tangalle
Swim with Dolphins
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara

3
nights
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kataragama Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tissamaharama holiday site.

Traveling by car from Mirissa to Tissamaharama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

2
nights
Tiruchirappalli, India

Tiruchirappalli ©

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Mukkombu and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Samayapuram Mariamman Temple.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Tissamaharama to Tiruchirappalli with the Route module. In January in Tiruchirappalli, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Samayapuram Mariamman Temple ©
Samayapuram Mariamman Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

2
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Kannur, India

Kannur ©

Land of Looms and Lores

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll around Sea View Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, and finally take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Kannur City Center, then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, and then kick back and relax at Baby Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kannur road trip planning app.

You can fly from Tiruchirappalli to Kannur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kannur

Side Trip

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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

9
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 list of things to see and do now includes Cavelossim Beach, Benaulim Beach, Baga Beach, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Mahalaxmi Temple and Christ Rei (Christ the King) Chapel. Escape the urban bustle at Majorda Beach and Goa Kayaking - Day Tours. There's still lots to do: stroll through Arossim Beach, learn about all things military at Naval Aviation Museum, look for gifts at Shamrock Jewellers, and indulge in some culinary diversions at BLive Electric Bike Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Goa driving holiday website.

You can fly from Kannur to Goa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. January in Goa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Cavelossim Beach ©
Cavelossim Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Arossim Beach ©
Arossim Beach

2
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Gokarna, India

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 15th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach and then kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Shiva Cave, kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gokarna trip planner.

Drive from Goa to Gokarna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple

5
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Hampi, India

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Group of Monuments at Hampi and Elephant Stables. Monkey Temple and Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shivlinga, admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal, take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, and delve into the distant past at Octagonal Bath.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hampi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Hampi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Nashik.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple

6
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Nashik, India

Nashik ©

Wine Capital of India

Whether you want to tour important religious sites or explore the city's 22 wineries, you'll have no shortage of things to do in Nashik.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple and Baba's Chavadi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kalaram Temple and Dwarkamai Masjid. Take a break from Nashik with a short trip to Dixit Wada Museum in Shirdi, about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saptashrungi Devi, explore the fascinating underground world of Pandavleni Caves, admire the striking features of Someshwar Temple, and learn about winemaking at Vallonne Vineyards Pvt. Ltd..

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nashik trip planner.

You can fly from Hampi to Nashik in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Nashik

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple
Saptashrungi Devi ©
Saptashrungi Devi
Dixit Wada Museum ©
Dixit Wada Museum

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