11 Days India - Sri Lanka Highlights

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Colombo, Negombo, Dambulla, Sigiriya

Tour Code: TCT-India-03

Tour Type: Private

Best Travel Time: October to next March is the best time to vist India. December to next March is the best time to visit Sri Lanka.

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Tour Feature

 Deeply Cultural discovery tour in Indian Golden Triangle
 Astonished by the UNESCO world heritage sites
 Relish and Scenic Journey towards Cultural Triangle in Sri Lanka
 Experience the culture difference between India and Sri Lanka

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Delhi Transfer service to hotel
02 Delhi Jama Masijid, Red Fort, Khari Baoli Spice Market, Raj Ghat, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate
03 DelhiAgra Mehtab Bagh
04 AgraJaipur Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri
05 Jaipur Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar
06 JaipurDelhi Drive 5 hours back to New Delhi
07 DelhiColombo Transfer service to airport and hotel
08 NegomboDambullaSigiriya Negombo Fish Market, Lellama, Dutch Cannel, Dambulla Cave Temple
09 SigiriyaKandy Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Spice Garden,Kandy Bazaar, Temple of tooth relic
10 KandyColombo Giragama Tea Plantation
11 Departure Colombo Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Delhi

Meals: No Meals
Overnight: In Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you will be greeted by our local guide and transferred to Hotel and have a good rest to overcome the jetlag.

Red Fort
Red Fort

Day 2Delhi

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Delhi

After a leisure breakfast, we will proceed for Delhi city tour, Old Delhi was developed by Delhi Mughal Emperors and here we will visit Jama Masijid, one of the largest mosques in India. We will also visit Red Fort, the famous Chandni Chowk and Khari Baoli Spice Market.

After lunch we will Raj Ghat, the memorial that marks the spot of Gandhi's cremation in 1948 and then proceed towards Southern Delhi which is rated as the most posh areas not just in Delhi, but whole India. Here we will visit Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb, which are both UNESCO world heritages sites and are a fine example of Mughal & Islamic architecture of Delhi. Meanwhile Raj Ghat is the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi.

By Evening, before reaching back to our hotel we will visit India Gate, a memorial build to remember Indian Solders form every India state who have given their livers for this great nation. By dinner time we will reach back to the hotel.

Qutab Minar
Qutab Minar

Day 3DelhiAgra

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Agra

Today, we will drive for 3-4 hours to Agra by expressway after a leisure breakfast at hotel. By lunch time we will check-in at a reserved hotel in Agra and we will visit Mehtab Bagh, a beautiful lush green garden at Red Fort Agra. We return to hotel by night.

Agra Fort
Agra Fort

Day 4AgraJaipur

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Jaipur

Today we will finally visit Taj Mahal to take a guide tour from inside(Battery bus ride is included). Built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in 1630 AD for his love Queen Mumtaz Mahal, Taj Mahal has a majestic power to attract everyone who visit’s India for the first time. After this, we will go back to hotel for breakfast after which we head towards Agra Fort. Your guide will share the history of the fort. After lunch we will move towards Jaipur and visit to Fatehpur Sikri on the way. By night we will reach Jaipur and check in the reserved Hotel.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Day 5Jaipur

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Jaipur

After breakfast at hotel we will proceed towards Amber Fort (Elephant ride is optional)which was once the Capital of Rajasthan. Then we will visit the Jal Mahal situated in the Man Sagar Lake.

In the afternoon we can visit the Maharaja’s City Palace and then later to the Jantar Mantar which was built by Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh. Before going back to the hotel we will visit the Hawa Mahal. It was built for the royal ladies to see the processions in the street without being seen.

Amber Fort
Amber Fort

Day 6JaipurDelhi

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Delhi

After breakfast we will make a 5 hour ride back to New Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi, check in the hotel and free for the rest time.

Jal-Mahal in Jaipur

Day 7Departure Delhi Colombo

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Negombo

Transfer service to airport for the flight to Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, you meet your private driver guide and be transferred to your hotel in Negombo, a seaside town which is only 20 minutes away from the airport.

Colombo City View
Colombo City View

Day 8NegomboDambullaSigiriya

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Sigiriya

Wake up early and catch the action at the Negombo Fish Market. Weave through stalls piled with shark, squid, barracuda and unheard of sea creatures as the sellers call out their wares, and get a great insight into local commerce. Later visit Lellama, the Fishing Village, Dutch Cannel and study the irrigation system.

Later proceed towards country's rich Cultural Triangle (Approximately 4.5 hours).

Once in Dambulla get started with the famous Dambulla Cave Temple, home to many magnificent Buddha images and rock painting dating back to 2nd century BC. Dambulla, a vast isolated rock mass, is known for its richly painted cave temples. Take your time to visit all 05 caves. 

Dambulla Cave Temple
Dambulla Cave Temple

Day 9SigiriyaKandy

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Kandy

In the morning sunlight climbs the 5th century Sigiriya Rock Fortress which is a World Heritage Site, built by King Kashyapa (477 - 495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including there now mid water gardens ring the base of the rock. Visit the world renowned frescoes of the 'Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, which are in a sheltered pocket of the rock approached by a spiral stairway. Later proceed to Kandy, the blessed city (Approximately 3.5 hours).

En-route visit Spice Garden. This garden is a delightful stop. For centuries spices have been one of Sri Lanka's most celebrated exports. Spices such as such as cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, pepper, cardamom are grown in home gardens as home industry and used not only to flavor food, but also as home remedies. Kandy is a great place for souvenir shopping and to learn about its rich culture. Take an interesting visit to Kandy Bazaar, Art & Craft Centre and Batik Factory and see the local lifestyle of Sri Lankans.

Evening witness the Traditional dance performance act & visit the most sacred temple in traditional Sri Lankan way.

This is one of the most famous evening events in this city of heritage, and is a major highlight of any trip. Starting in the evening, show captivates your ears and eyes with spectacular displays of local culture and art. Covering various aspects of Sri Lanka’s traditions, expect to see drummers, fire dancers, and more in a cultural spectacle that should not be missed.

Next visit Temple of tooth relic -Sri Lanka's most sacred Buddhist shrine, the Puja Ritual held in the temple with all the fanfare, drums, trumpets and brightly colored Monks definitely shows you how special and spiritually important the temple means to Sri Lanka. Sacred city of Kandy is another World Heritage Site in Sri Lanka declared by UNESCO.

Special Notes:
1.  Cultural show is on stage from 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm.
2.   To enter in the temple premises Women are required to wear long sleeves and skirt or pants to the ankles; men are required to wear long pants, also must be removed, scarf, Hats, Slipper.

Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Sigiriya Rock Fortress

Day 10KandyColombo

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Kandy

Morning proceed to Colombo, the Commercial Hub if Sri Lanka (Approximately 3.5-4 hours). En-route visit Giragama Tea Plantation and a Tea Factory, where the world's best Ceylon Tea is produced. After learn about the process of manufacturing tea, get hands-on experience of tea picking, and don’t forget to sip a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory. Continue to Colombo.

Upon arrival in Colombo enjoy your evening with High Tea Time. High Tea is a quintessentially Sri Lankan obsession. Envisaging Sri Lanka's Colonial Charm High Tea Time is well popular. Less about tea and more about a steady stream of conversation and confectionaries, it's an upscale tête-à-tête featuring savouries, sweets, and other delectables. 

Temple of the Tooth Relic
Temple of  Tooth Relic

Day 11Departure Colombo

Meals: Breakfast 

After check out and we will transfer you to Bandaranaike International Airport for the departure.

Service Ends

Tour Price (US$ per person)

What are Included
  Internal flight or train as specified
  Private transfer between airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

What are Excluded
  International air tickets or train tickets for arrival and departure
  Gratuities to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services
  Comprehensive travel insurance

※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023, except some local festivals and national holidays.
※   TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   Prices are worked out based on 4-star hotels
※   Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※   TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

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