Traveling in Sri Lanka is pure magic. You can expect tranquil sandy beaches shaded with palm trees, cultural treasures galore, and surprise encounters with herds of elephants with babies in tow. Almost touching its northern neighbor India, this Indian Ocean Island country is shaped like a teardrop. However, there is nothing sad about this gem of a vacation destination.
Your Sri Lanka tour will include a climb up stone steps to the impressive Sigiriya Rock Fortress, which seems to rear up from the rainforest below; you will watch elephants feeding on palm fronds and plucking sweet green leaves from the trees in their natural habitat; and if you are lucky, even take an award-winning picture of a well-camouflaged leopard relaxing on a tree branch. Previously called Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s history goes back centuries, and the evidence is everywhere – in the many ancient Buddha shrines, numerous splendid Hindu temples and well-preserved Colonial buildings.
Your Sri Lanka tour will reveal the cultural gems and wonderful wildlife of rare species, the very same attractions that drew travelers to its shores since days gone by. Cycle through paddy fields, get lost in a tea plantation on the cool highlands, and hop on a sputtering tuk-tuk to rush past the undergrowth on your way to yet another hidden beach. Our Sri Lanka tours consist of an exciting mixture of history, people, wildlife, wonderful beaches, culture and of course, fresh sea food and curries. Vacation India, assisted by our experienced local guides promises to take you to where all the action is.
Fly from New Delhi to Srinagar (Kashmir) ➜ Gulmarg ➜ Pahalgam ➜ Sonamarg ➜ Kargil ➜ Mulbekh ➜ Lamayuru Monastery ➜ Likir ➜ Sangam Viewpoint (Confluence of Zanskar and Indus Rivers) ➜ Spituk ➜ Magnetic Hill ➜ Leh ➜ Khardung La ➜ Nubra Valley ➜ Diskit ➜ Hunder ➜ Turtuk ➜ Lake Pangong Tso ➜ Chang La ➜ Hemis ➜ Thiksey ➜ Leh ➜ Fly from Leh to New Delhi
Old and New Delhi ➜ Jaipur ➜ Jodhpur ➜ Ranakpur ➜ Udaipur ➜ Sardargarh Heritage Palace Hotel ➜ Bundi ➜ Ranthambhore National Park ➜ Agra (Taj Mahal and Red Fort) ➜ New Delhi ➜ Fly to Goa ➜ New Delhi/ Mumbai
Negombo Beach ➜ Dambulla Caves ➜ Climb the Rock Fortress Sigiriya ➜ Polonnaruwa & Minneriya National Park ➜ Spice Gardens in Matale ➜ Kandy (Temple of the Tooth) ➜ Nuwara Eliya (Train Ride Through Tea Plantations) ➜ Optional Morning Hike in Horton Plains National Park ➜ Safaris in Yala National Park ➜ Colombo ➜ Maldives ➜ 3 Nights at Beach Resort in Maafushi Island in Maldives ➜ 3 Nights All Inclusive Resort in Maldives
Old and New Delhi ➜ Udaipur ➜ Ranakpur ➜ Jodhpur ➜ Deogarh Palace Heritage Hotel ➜ Jaipur ➜ Ranthambore Tiger Reserve ➜ Agra ➜ Fatehpur Sikri ➜ Orchha ➜ Khajuraho ➜ Varanasi (Ganges) ➜ Chennai ➜ Kanchipuram ➜ Mamallapuram ➜ Tanjore (Thanjavur) ➜ Trichy ➜ Chettinad Region ➜ Madurai ➜ Munnar ➜ Thekkady (Periyar Tiger Reserve) ➜ Alleppey (Houseboat Kerala Backwaters) ➜ Kumarakom ➜ Mararikulam Beach ➜ Kochi ➜ Chennai/Mumbai
Chennai ➜ Kanchipuram ➜ Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) ➜ Pondicherry (Puducherry) ➜ Tanjore (Thanjavur) ➜ Trichy (Tiruchirapalli) ➜ Chettinad Region ➜ Madurai ➜ Munnar ➜ Thekkady (Periyar Tiger Reserve) ➜ Alleppey (Houseboat Kerala Backwaters) ➜ Kumarakom ➜ Mararikulam Beach ➜ Kochi ➜ Chennai
New Delhi ➜ Samode Village ➜ Jaipur ➜ Mandawa ➜ Khimsar ➜ Jodhpur ➜ Ranakpur ➜ Udaipur ➜ Bundi ➜ Ranthambhore National Park ➜ New Delhi
Old and New Delhi ➜ Agra ➜ Fatehpur Sikri ➜ Abhaneri Step-well ➜ Jaipur ➜ Varanasi (Ganges) & Sarnath – New Delhi
New Delhi ➜ Indore ➜ Dhar ➜ Mandu ➜ Omkareshwar ➜ Maheshwara ➜ Ujjain ➜ Bhopal ➜ Sanchi and Udaygiri ➜ Bhimbetka Caves and Bhojpur ➜ Jabalpur ➜ Bandhavgarh Tiger National Park ➜ Khajuraho ➜ Orchha ➜ Jhansi ➜ Datia ➜ Sonagiri ➜ Gwalior ➜ Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary ➜ New Delhi + Optional tour of Taj Mahal
Chennai ➜ Mahabalipuram ➜ Kanchipuram ➜ Puducherry ➜ Thanjavur ➜ Chettinad ➜ Madurai ➜ Thekkady (Periyar Tiger Reserve) ➜ Alleppey Backwaters ➜ Kochi (Cochin) ➜ Ooty ➜ Bandipur National Park ➜Mysore (Mysuru)➜ Shravanabelagola ➜ Belur and Halebidu ➜ Ancient City of Hampi ➜ Aihole and Pattadakal ➜ Badami ➜ Goa Beaches