Sri Lanka & India

Tour Profile: This is a fantastic two center itinerary to Sri Lanka and India. You will visit the elephant orphanage, the Taj Mahal and the have the opportunity to partake in a game drive.

Tour Length: 13 Days

Day 1

Fly from Heathrow to Columbo where you will spend the night at the Taj Sumundra Hotel. Fresh and tranquil, nature blooms in every corner, while rich Indian design details transport you to a bygone era. Colombo is famous for exquisite handicrafts, made using tools that have remained virtually unchanged over generations.

Day 2

After breakfast leave for the Pinnewela Elephant Orphanage. In the afternoon you will proceed to Polonnaruwa, the second acient capital dating back to the 11th and 12th century. Continue to Dambulla, where you will stay at the Culture Club for 2 nights.

Minneriya Wildlife Park

Day 3

After breakfast leave for the Minneriya Wildlife Park. The park consists of mixed evergreen forest and scrub areas and is home to Sri Lanka's favourites such as sambar deer, leopards and elephants. Minneriya is a good alternative to the busier parks and it's easy to weave in a day here between visiting the ancient cities.

Dambulla Rock Cave Temple

Day 4

Travel to Kandy, visiting the Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, plus a spice garden and batik factory. In the evening view Kadyan cultural performance. You'll also visit the Temple of the Tooth. Stay overnight at the Le Kandyan in Kandy.

Day 6

Fly from Columbo to Delhi. Stay overnight at Ashok Country Resort, Delhi.

Taj Mahal

Day 7

After breakfast drive to Agra and check into your hotel. After lunch visit the famous Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Overnight at the luxury 5* Clarks Shiraz, Agra. The hotel features a roof-top restaurant overlooking the Taj Mahal.

Fatehpur Sikri

Days 8 -10:

In the morning, drive to Ranthambore. En route visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Spend two nights at the Tiger Moon Resort in Ranthambore. You will also enjoy morinng and afternoon game drives in search of tigers.

Pink City Jaipur

Day 10-12

After lunch, drive to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. Afternoon at leisure. Spend two nights at the Holiday Inn, Jaipur. On Day 11 you will take a short elephant ride to the Amber Fort. Return to Jaipur for a city tour including the museum and observatory.

Pink City Jaipur

Day 12-13

After breakfast, drive to Delhi and check into the Ashok Country Resort, Delhi. After lunch, enjoy a city tour of Old and New Delhi.
On Day 13, fly back to London from Delhi.