Travel South India and Sri Lanka
Although both South India and Sri Lanka both have lots of oceanfront and beaches, grow tea in the highlands, and have a long history of trading and commerce, there are many differences between these two areas. This trip combines some of the hallmarks of both Sri Lanka and South India – visits to Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and Jewish sites from Polonnaruwa to the synagogue in Cochin, opportunities to see and actually practice local crafts, touring with some of the top country experts, a backwater cruise and time in national parks. When you finish this very special journey, you will have a good sense of two very special countries and their unique place in the world.
Trip Dates & Pricing
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March 30, 2020 - April 16, 2020
August 31, 2020 - September 17, 2020
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Land Cost: Starting At $7895 per person*
*Based on 4-6 People (excluding international air)
Experience & Explore
- Day 1
Arrive Colombo. Fast track clearance at Airport. Drive to Wallawwa.
- Day 2
Drive cultural triangle and tour Sigiriya.
- Day 3
AM visit to Polonnaruwa. Lunch at a local farmer’s house PM at Minneriya National Park.
- Day 4
Kep Ela elephant experience. Drive Kandy via Dambulla Caves. Visit Ena De Silva’s estate. Moonrise over Hunas Mountain with the artist Raju.
- Day 5
Visit Botanical Gardens with Professor. Cemetery, museum, Queen’s Hotel, Temple of the Tooth, market, Dalada Maligawa for puja.
- Day 6
Drive Peradeniya to see station and catch train to Nawalapitiya. Afternoon to explore on foot or by bicycle
- Day 7
Option 2: Visit Tea Factory continue to Nuwara Eliya for the day
- Day 8
Drive Colombo. PM private tour of town with local resident. Dinner at Ministry of Crab
- Day 9
Fast Track departure. Fly Chennai in India. PM Excursion to Mahabalipuram.
- Day 10
Explore Chennai – Fort St. George, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Georgetown. March Arubathimoovar Festival
- Day 11
Fly Madurai. Walk around town and market. PM visit to Minakshi Temple
- Day 12
Early AM at temple. Drive Chettinadu to visit special mansions with special Chettinadu lunch.
- Day 13
Drive Thekaddy. Boat ride in Periyar.
- Day 14
AM jungle walk in buffer zone. PM visit to spice plantation
- Day 15
Drive Alleppy and board houseboat to cruise backwaters. Overnight on the boat.
- Day 16
Disembark. Drive Cochin. Evening Kathakali show.
- Day 17
Tour Cochin – Synagogue, palace, Fort, Chinese Fishing Nets.
- Day 18
Transfer to airport. Fly Mumbai. Met. Dinner on your own and then transfer to International Airport for flight out.