31 days in India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka Itinerary

31 days in India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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Lahore, Pakistan
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Dharamsala, India
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Manali, India
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New Delhi, India
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Agra, India
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Jaipur, India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Port Blair, India
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Madurai, India
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Bengaluru, India
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Goa, India
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Mumbai, India
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Islamabad, Pakistan

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Margalla Hills, take some stellar pictures from Daman-e-Koh, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Faisal Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmarajika Stupa And Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Jaulian Buddhist Monastery, and then explore the ancient world of Taxila Ruins.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Islamabad road trip app.

Indianapolis, USA to Islamabad is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pakistan Standard Time (PKT), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in July; daily highs in Islamabad reach 94°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Islamabad

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Lahore, Pakistan

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the striking features of Samadhi of Ranjit Singh, steep yourself in history at Badshahi Mosque, then make a trip to Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Gurudwara Dera Sahib.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lahore trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Islamabad to Lahore by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July in Lahore, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites
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Dharamsala, India

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the architecture and design of Men-Tsee-Khang, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, explore the ancient world of Ambika Devi Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Kangra Fort.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahore to Dharamsala. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Lahore to Dharamsala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

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Manali, India

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gauri Shankar Temple, and then take a memorable drive along Hampta. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, then explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, and finally explore the activities along Beas Kund.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip website.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Akshardham, then steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, see the interesting displays at National Rail Museum, then steep yourself in history at Rajpath, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Modern Art.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the New Delhi trip planner.

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. July in New Delhi sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Agra.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Agra, India

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Taj Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal, and then step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife SoS Bear Sanctuary, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Agra travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Delhi to Agra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Agra, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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Jaipur, India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of The Rustic Paths and then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre, then contemplate the long history of Royal Gaitor Tumbas, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple.

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Getting from Agra to Jaipur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Jaipur are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

City of Joy

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 16th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Park Street and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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Port Blair, India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Jolly Buoy Island.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Blair trip planner.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Port Blair in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in July: highs in Port Blair hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks · Nature
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Kandy, Sri Lanka

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kandy travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Blair to Kandy takes 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Museums
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Madurai, India

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Madurai, Sri Sri Radha Mathurapati Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Thiru Aappudayar Shiva Temple. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Madurai trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Kandy to Madurai in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

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Bengaluru, India

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dodda Ganapathi Temple, then engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and then visit Commercial Street. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, then step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, and finally take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Madurai to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madurai in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bengaluru: highs are around 86°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Goa, India

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vagator Beach and Utorda Beach. Popular historic sites such as Chapora Fort and St Rita's Church are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Majorda Beach, stroll through Cansaulim Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Milsim Goa Paintball, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Rei (Christ the King) Chapel.

Plan trip to Goa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Bengaluru to Goa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in July since evenings lows in Goa dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

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Mumbai, India

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Babulnath Temple and Mount Mary Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Nariman Point and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mumbai: Navi Mumbai (Pandavkada Falls, Kharghar Hills, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Colaba, pause for some photo ops at Naval Uprising Statue, contemplate the long history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalakshmi Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mumbai visit planning website.

You can fly from Goa to Mumbai in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Mumbai are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Pakistan travel guide

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Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Specialty Museums
Occupying territory inhabited since prehistoric times, Pakistan saw more than its share of ancient invaders, from the Bronze Age civilizations that thrived in the Indus Valley to the armies of Alexander of Macedonia. Each culture left a deep mark on the country's cultural heritage, shaping its religious traditions, art, and cuisine. Because of continued political instability in the region, few casual travelers consider a trip to Pakistan for pleasure, yet the intrepid explorers who do will discover a land blessed with numerous natural and cultural treasures. While thriving cities lie in the country's south, the remote and rarely visited north remains a wild frontier of soaring mountain ranges, which include K2, the world's second-highest mountain.

India travel guide

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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.

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.