Polonnaruwa | Sri Lanka
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Delhi to Colombo - 15 days map

Combine the incredible sites of India's Golden Triangle with Sri Lanka's ancient ruins, verdant jungles, cool mountains and amazing wildlife. Explore the legendary Taj Mahal and pink city of Jaipur, Dambulla's rock temple, sip pure Ceylon tea and discover the bustling city of Colombo.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
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Trip Highlights

Agra – Enjoy a guided tour of striking Agra Fort and India’s most recognisable site - the legendary Taj Mahal
Delhi – See the highlights of India’s capital including Jama Masjid and the Rajpath, and enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar
Colombo – Take a tour of Sri Lanka’s largest city and see the beautiful Gangaramaya Temple
Polonnaruwa – Discover the impressive temple of Gal Vihara and the 12th century Royal Palace
Jaipur – Visit the highlights of the Pink City including Amber Fort and the Jantar Mantar Space Observatory
Karauli or Dholpur – Spend the night at the Maharaja’s Palace Bhanwar Vilas in Karauli or the Raj Niwas Palace in Dholpur
Sigiriya – Explore the UNESCO-listed rock fortress, which is more than 1,500 years old
Udawalawe National Park – Look out for elephants and leopards on a game drive in the biodiverse reserve
Dambulla – Marvel at the impressive Cave Temple, the largest temple complex in Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya – Pass through sprawling tea plantations as we take a scenic train ride to ‘Little England’
Kandy – Ride on a tuk-tuk in the countryside and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour including the famous Temple of the Tooth
Kayanwala – Canoe to the village and help cook a delicious traditional lunch with a Sri Lankan family

Included

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
Guided sightseeing - Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Karauli or Dholpur, Colombo, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Udawalawe NP
Rickshaw ride in Delhi and travel by jeep to stunning Amber Fort in Jaipur
Escorted by an English-speaking Indian and Sri Lankan tour guide (for groups of 6 or more)
Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1, 8 and 15
14 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels
Scenic train trip journey Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, canoe and tuk tuk trips
Jeep safari game drive in Udawalawe National park
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flight from Delhi to Colombo
Tip for your tour guide in India and Sri Lanka. We recommend you allow USD$4-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guides is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$75-$85pp, paid in local currency
International flights and visas
Entrance Fees: USD$75-85pp, paid in INR in India & USD$150-$170pp, paid in USD in Sri Lanka

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

Saturday. Namaste! Welcome to Delhi. On arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred to our hotel to spend the rest of today at leisure. This evening meet the guide and rest of the group at the hotel lobby at 18:00 for a welcome meeting.

For those able to arrive very early today or the day prior, why not get off the beaten track and explore Old Delhi with us on our optional 'Backstreets of Delhi' add-on tour. You will get to relish the taste of various street foods, from savory to sweet. Along the way, visit Khari Baoli, the largest spice market in India and the colorful Bazar Matia Mahal, located opposite the majestic Jama Masjid Mosque. The tour will combine a mixture of metro, electric rickshaw and walking to get around.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

Old and New Delhi sightseeing

This morning we enjoy a packed day of sightseeing in Old and New Delhi. Check out the UNESCO-listed Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Visit the iconic Sikh temple Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and its community kitchen feeding 25,000-30,000 people daily. We also enjoy a thrilling rickshaw ride around the Chandni Chowk bazaar and explore New Delhi. Walk down the Rajpath, formerly known as the ‘King’s Way’ and see the famous India Gate monument. This evening we enjoy a group Namaste dinner.

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will drive to Agra this afternoon after Delhi sightseeing, where we will spend the night and have the group Namaste dinner.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

The Taj Mahal

Delhi - Agra. Today we travel to Agra, where we enjoy lunch before taking a tour of the legendary Taj Mahal, India’s most famous site. This iconic white monument was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in memory of his beloved wife. It is perhaps the most extravagant symbol of love the world has ever seen and has no rival. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity watch the sunset fade over the magnificent mausoleum so make sure to take plenty of photos!

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will drive to Agra on the afternoon of day 2, today we will visit the legendary Taj Mahal and the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls.
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Karauli or Dholpur

Agra - Karauli/Dholpur. In the morning, we will make our way to the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls.

Continue to either Karauli or Dholpur stopping for lunch en route. In Karauli, we will stay in the beautiful Palace Bhanwar Vilas. An eclectic melding of both Oriental and Art Deco architecture, the heritage-listed hotel was built in 1938 as a family home of the Maharaja of Jaipur. In Dholpur, we will stay at the magnificent Raj Niwas Palace, which is known for its red sandstone, traditional Rajisthani architecture, and European-style ceramics. It's said that this heritage-listed hotel was built by the Maharaja to welcome HRH Albert Edward, who visited in 1876.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the grounds, perhaps check out the vintage cars or take a dip in the swimming pools. This evening, you can also opt to attend the evening Aarti (prayer).

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will visit Agra Fort on day 3.
Overnight: Karauli or Dholpur  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Jaipur

Karauli/Dholpur - Jaipur. This morning we hit the road towards the vibrant UNESCO listed Pink City of Jaipur. On arrival, we will spend the afternoon on a tour of the illustrious City Palace and the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar Space Observatory, which features 19 separate astrological instruments.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

The Pink City of Jaipur

Jaipur. Enjoy an unforgettable experience early this morning with an optional balloon ride over Jaipur. Sail with the wind over the surrounding region and pass above hill-top forts and regal palaces. Later, enjoy a jeep ride to Amber Fort for a guided tour and visit a cotton weaving house for an authentic demonstration of fabric dyeing. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, why not opt to explore the Johari Bazaar in the Old Pink City.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Return to Delhi

Jaipur - Delhi. This morning we return to Delhi where the rest of the day is free to relax in the hotel or explore. Perhaps visit the impressive Red Fort and see its famous Sound and Light Show after dark.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Delhi to Colombo

Delhi - Colombo. We say goodbye to India today and transfer to the airport for our flight to Sri Lanka. On arrival you’ll be transferred to our hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Please note: The flight from Delhi - Colombo is not included in the cost of this tour. Sri Lankan Airlines fly direct. If you provide us with your flight details, we will be there to meet you at Colombo airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight: Colombo  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Dambulla & Sigiriya

Colombo - Dambulla - Sigiriya. Visit a local market in Naramwela this morning and continue to the Dambulla Rock Temple, the largest and best-preserved temple complex in Sri Lanka. There are hundreds of paintings and statues of Buddha spread over the five impressive caves. The largest of these is a 14-meter statue, carved straight from the cave rock.

After our visit we continue to the iconic UNESCO-listed Sigiriya rock fortress, which is more than 1,500 years old. Explore the impressive Lion Gate, the upper palace and the mirror wall, which was once polished so clean that the king could see his own reflection. You can also see the famous paintings of the Heavenly Maidens, reached by climbing a spiral stairway.
Overnight: Sigiriya  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Polonnaruwa & Spice Gardens

Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Kandy. Our first stop today is the ancient UNESCO-listed city of Polonnaruwa. See the 12th century Royal Palace and the famous rock cut temple of Gal Vihara. Admire the four giant rock carvings of Buddha in different positions - sitting, standing and reclining.

Later, enjoy a local hand tractor ride and a canoe trip to the village of Kayanwala and join a cookery demonstration in a local mud brick house. Feast on a delicious lunch of curry, dahl and spiced rice and then visit a spice garden in Matale. We’ll tour the gardens and there is the opportunity to buy local spices in the shop, which make excellent souvenirs. After our visit we continue to Kandy for the night.
Overnight: Kandy  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Temple of the Tooth & Tuk Tuks

Explore Kandy today with a guided sightseeing tour and take in highlights including the Temple of the Tooth - allegedly home to the relic of the tooth of Buddha. The tooth was historically important in local politics in Sri Lanka, as whoever held the relic oversaw the governance of the country. We also drive around Kandy Lake, visit a gem museum and stroll through a bustling local bazaar. We then enjoy an exhilarating tuk-tuk ride in the surrounding hills and marvel at the incredible scenery. Our final stop of the day is at Geragama Tea Factory to learn about the tea making process and taste a delicious cup of local tea
Overnight: Kandy  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Scenic Train trip & Tea Plantations

Kandy - Nuwara Eliya. There is free time this morning to relax before we embark on a scenic train journey to Nuwara Eliya. The train winds along mountain passes and from lush jungle to sprawling tea plantations. Pass waterfalls and see beautiful suspension bridges before we arrive in Nuwara Eliya. The region is a popular hill resort and Sri Lanka’s most important tea producing region. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, known as ‘Little England’ due to its colonial past, which is still clearly visible.
Overnight: Nuwara Eliya  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Udawalawe NP Jeep Safari

Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe National Park. Leaving Nuwara Eliya today, we travel to Udawalawe National Park and join a wildlife game drive this afternoon. The park is largely made up of grassland plains and you have a good chance of spotting rare species including elephants, leopards and the elusive Sri Lankan Sloth Bear.
Overnight: Udawalawe National Park  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Colombo sightseeing

Udawalawe National Park - Colombo. This morning we visit the Gem Mine and Museum at Ratnapura on our way back to Colombo. Sri Lanka is famous for its gem industry and is home to 40 out of the 85 types of gems in the world. We then enjoy a guided tour of Colombo and discover highlights of the Fort area including the government buildings. See the stunning Gangaramaya Temple and take a stroll through Galle Face Green, a popular park on the coast.
Overnight: Colombo  |  Breakfast

Day 15

Colombo

Saturday. Our tour comes to an end today with an included departure transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Beach and culture holiday | Sri Lanka

Extend Your Stay!

Extend your stay with a relaxing 4 day beach break. Located on the south west of the island, palm fringed Bentota offers sandy white beaches, azure waters, colorful markets and opportunities for surfing and water sports.

On the last day of your Delhi to Colombo tour (day 15) you'll travel by private transfer from Colombo to Bentota for 4 nights of beach time bliss. Accommodation is at the beautiful Pandanus Beach Resort & Spa on a bed and breakfast basis. For more information on our 4 day beach break, contact us.

View our selection of add-ons and short stays to enhance your holiday.

The Delhi to Colombo tour can be arranged exclusively for you and your family or friends on a private basis, by paying the private tour supplement. Details are noted at the bottom of the prices & dates tab.

For information about visas, top travel tips, best time to travel and much more, browse our dedicated travel guide.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All departure dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

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Christmas Departure
New Year's departure - book early!
New Year's Departure
This is a special Diwali departure, which includes our own Diwali celebrations! Please see our Trip Notes for details of the event.
Diwali Departure
Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
10 Aug - 24 Aug 10% off
USD $1,945
USD $1,751
USD $2,885
USD $2,597
24 Aug - 07 Sep 10% off
USD $1,945
USD $1,751
USD $2,885
USD $2,597
21 Sep - 05 Oct 10% off G
USD $1,995
USD $1,796
USD $3,115
USD $2,804
05 Oct - 19 Oct 10% off G
USD $1,995
USD $1,796
USD $3,115
USD $2,804
12 Oct - 26 Oct 10% off
USD $1,995
USD $1,796
USD $3,115
USD $2,804
19 Oct - 02 Nov 10% off
USD $1,995
USD $1,796
USD $3,115
USD $2,804
26 Oct - 09 Nov 10% offThis is a special Diwali departure, which includes our own Diwali celebrations! Please see our Trip Notes for details of the event.
This is a special Diwali departure, which includes our own Diwali celebrations! Please see our Trip Notes for details of the event.
USD $2,065
USD $1,859
USD $3,195
USD $2,876
02 Nov - 16 Nov 10% off
USD $1,995
USD $1,796
USD $3,115
USD $2,804
09 Nov - 23 Nov 10% off
USD $1,995
USD $1,796
USD $3,115
USD $2,804
16 Nov - 30 Nov 10% off
USD $1,995
USD $1,796
USD $3,115
USD $2,804
30 Nov - 14 Dec 10% off G
USD $1,995
USD $1,796
USD $3,115
USD $2,804
07 Dec - 21 Dec 10% off
USD $1,995
USD $1,796
USD $3,115
USD $2,804
14 Dec - 28 Dec 10% offChristmas departure - book early!
Christmas departure - book early!
USD $1,995
USD $1,796
USD $3,115
USD $2,804
21 Dec - 04 Jan 10% offChristmas departure - book early!
Christmas departure - book early!
New Year's departure - book early!
New Year's departure - book early!
G
USD $2,155
USD $1,940
USD $3,345
USD $3,011
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
04 Jan - 18 Jan 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
11 Jan - 25 Jan 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
18 Jan - 01 Feb 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
25 Jan - 08 Feb 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
01 Feb - 15 Feb 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
08 Feb - 22 Feb 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
15 Feb - 01 Mar 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
22 Feb - 08 Mar 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
01 Mar - 15 Mar 10% off G
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
15 Mar - 29 Mar 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
22 Mar - 05 Apr 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
29 Mar - 12 Apr 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
05 Apr - 19 Apr 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
12 Apr - 26 Apr 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
19 Apr - 03 May 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
26 Apr - 10 May 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
03 May - 17 May 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
24 May - 07 Jun 10% off
USD $2,005
USD $1,805
USD $3,245
USD $2,921
05 Jul - 19 Jul 10% off
USD $1,945
USD $1,751
USD $3,135
USD $2,822
26 Jul - 09 Aug 10% off
USD $1,945
USD $1,751
USD $3,135
USD $2,822
09 Aug - 23 Aug 10% off
USD $1,945
USD $1,751
USD $3,135
USD $2,822
23 Aug - 06 Sep 10% off
USD $1,945
USD $1,751
USD $3,135
USD $2,822
06 Sep - 20 Sep 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
20 Sep - 04 Oct 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
27 Sep - 11 Oct 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
04 Oct - 18 Oct 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
11 Oct - 25 Oct 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
18 Oct - 01 Nov 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
25 Oct - 08 Nov 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
01 Nov - 15 Nov 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
08 Nov - 22 Nov 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
15 Nov - 29 Nov 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
22 Nov - 06 Dec 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
29 Nov - 13 Dec 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
06 Dec - 20 Dec 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
13 Dec - 27 Dec 10% off
USD $2,085
USD $1,877
USD $3,435
USD $3,092
20 Dec - 03 Jan 10% off
USD $2,225
USD $2,003
USD $2,605
USD $2,345

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
USD $95
USD $165
Post-Tour Accommodation - Colombo
USD $65
USD $115
Backstreets of Delhi
USD $125
N/A
Gateway to the Gods - 4 days (Adult)
USD $455
USD $625
Gateway to the Gods - 4 days (Child)
USD $455
USD $625
Galle Beach Break - 4 days (Adult)
USD $565
USD $835
Galle Beach Break - 4 days (Child)
USD $565
USD $835

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Park Inn by Radisson New Delhi, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in the heart of one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Delhi, the Park Inn by Radisson offers a comfortable stay in India’s bustling capital. With contemporary guestrooms which feature en suite bathrooms, high speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Enjoy al fresco dining and drinks at the 24-hour RBG Bar & Grill, which serves tasty traditional Indian fare and international cuisine. After a busy day of sightseeing, unwind with a swim in the hotel's sparkling pool or work up a sweat in the fitness centre. Ideally located just 20 minutes from the airport and a short walk from a metro station, it's easy to reach popular sites such as the Lotus Temple, India Gate and Connaught Place.

Best Western Maharani Bagh, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Best Western Maharani Bagh New Delhi offers comfortable accommodation amidst serene surroundings. Guests can enjoy the convenience of a garden, free private parking, a terrace, and a restaurant on-site. Services including a 24-hour front desk, room service, and complimentary WiFi throughout the property add to the convenience. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a desk, and a flat-screen TV, with some rooms featuring a balcony for added relaxation. Guests will also find amenities such as a wardrobe and a kettle, ensuring a comfortable stay at Best Western Maharani Bagh New Delhi.

Royale Regent Hotel, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The stylish Royale Regent hotel offers views of the magnificent Taj Mahal from its rooftop pool, so guests can gaze at this World wonder while sipping on a cocktail and retreating from the hustle and bustle of the city. Each comfortable air-conditioned room features a minibar with tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV as well as excellent en-suite facilities. Guests can also enjoy an array of flavours in the onsite garden or mutli-cuisine restaurant.

Royale Sarovar Portico, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Experience the best of Agra's offerings at Royale Sarovar Portico, located just a 10-minute drive from the iconic Taj Mahal. Indulge in rejuvenating massages or pampering manicures and pedicures. Enjoy delectable meals at Hibiscus, where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served. Unwind in the outdoor pool, socialize at the bar/lounge, or stay active at the fitness center. With free Wi-Fi throughout the property, this upscale property offers massage services, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center for a fulfilling stay.

Bhanwar Vilas Palace, Karauli

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Built in 1938, this stunning property is the residence of the Maharaja (181st in the Royal Dynasty) and Maharani of Karauli. Both the architecture and furniture have been designed in fitting with colonial styles and the property offers a fantastic insight into the history and elegance of a bygone era. The property offers deluxe rooms and luxury suites, each including a range of modern amenities such as a mini bar, a well-appointed ensuite and a plush king-sized bed. In the evenings, guests can tuck into an array of regional specialties as well as international cuisine in the hotel's restaurant.

Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur, Karauli

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

With vibrant history and a rich heritage, Dholpur Palace also known as Raj Niwas Palace, is a mesmerizing journey back in time. Once home to generations of Royals, this converted palace still reflects the magnificence of the Rajasthani architecture of that era. Guest rooms offer a refreshing mix of Indian heritage and modern facilities including air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a mini bar. Set in 13 acres of garden, the Palace grounds are full of peacock and bird life that nip over from the National Chambal Sanctuary nearby.

Mandawa Haveli, Jaipur

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Made of pink and red sandstone, the beautiful heritage-style Mandawa Haveli is a fine example of typical Rajasthani architecture. All rooms are well appointed with intricately carved wooden beds and king-size royal portraits, with modern amenities such as free WiFi and ensuite bathrooms. Spend an evening dining on continental, Indian or Rajasthani cuisine on the outdoor terrace or request a private, candlelit dinner on the rooftop under a star-studded sky. Well located in the heart of Jaipur city on Sansar Chandra Road, this hotel is just a few minute’s drive from the Palace of the Winds.

Radisson Hotel Jaipur City Center, Jaipur

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Radisson Hotel Jaipur City Centre is the perfect base for travelers touring India's famed Golden Triangle. Located centrally in Jaipur, the hotel is close to various forts, palaces and bazaars that the Pink City is renowned for. All guest rooms offer air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, kettle, a desk, seating areas and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a satisfying continental breakfast buffet at Mosiac, one of four on-site restaurants. Additionally, boasts a business center, a gym and spa, steam room and a relaxing rooftop pool where guests are free to unwind.

Radisson Hotel Colombo, Colombo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Radisson Hotel Colombo (formerly OZO Colombo) is a modern and stylish hotel, with sweeping Indian Ocean views from its rooftop infinity pool and many of its rooms. There's free WIFI access throughout the hotel and the guestrooms are bright and airy with all modern amenities. To top it off, there's also a fantastic fitness centre and a restaurant serving delicious, authentic Sri Lankan cusine. The hotel is centrally located on Marine Drive, near Galle Road and just a 10 minute drive from the city centre.

The Paradise Resort & Spa, Sigiriya

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

An eco-friendly resort surrounded by the lush foliage of Sigiriya, this comfortable and conveniently located hotel is just a short distance from the sights of Sigiriya and Dambulla. The resort itself boasts an outdoor swimming pool and four dining options, where you can enjoy a selection of local fare and international favourites. There's also complimentary WiFi, a gym and spa facilities, and even bicycle rental available so you can explore the local area.

Radisson Hotel Kandy, Kandy

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The stylish Radisson Hotel Kandy (formerly OZO Kandy), prides itself on its smart facilities and stunning mountain surrounds. Its highlight being the rooftop pool where you can soak up panoramic views over Kandy whilst enjoying a cocktail or two. The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant serves a tasty array of Asian and international cuisine using only fresh and handpicked produce. Other amenities include a fitness centre and complimentary WiFi, with guestrooms boasting signature soft beds and rain showers.

Jetwing St Andrew's, Nuwara Eliya

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Jetwing St. Andrew's is a unique colonial retreat set in a former country house and surrounded by landscaped gardens. All the spacious rooms are classically furnished with elegant wood and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. The grounds of the hotel give a great feel of colonial splendour and guests can wake up to a typical English breakfast and enjoy a stiff brandy at the bar later in the day. Fine dining is offered at the Old Course Restaurant and the hotel also boasts an antique snooker table, which is the oldest in Sri Lanka.

Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort, Udawalawe National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Situated on 7 acres of land, the Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort is the only hotel of its class in the area. Rooms are spacious with beautiful hard wood flooring and artwork depicting the wildlife of Udawalawe. Food here is delicious and plentiful with an extensive breakfast menu. The outdoor pool is a great place to relax by and enjoy a refreshing splash in after a good day on safari. Well located just a few minutes drive from Udawalawe National Park.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 recent reviews

The tour through part of North India was definitely eye-opening, even for a long term traveler like myself. It inspired many emotions and our guide Yusuf really helped to put things into perspective. His personal and historical narratives were greatly appreciated as well as all the support he gave me resolving some issues around the purchases I made in India. Yusuf is an excellent tour leader, very good at "herding cats and people". I am definitely looking at South India tours based upon his recommendations and overall presence in our group.

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The whole 2 country trip was amazing. Yusuf’s passion for India rubbed off on us all. India has its issues, poverty and rubbish, but we were able to see beyond that. The trip was well planned with a good balance of historical places, culture and tradition. Diwali was memorable. Yusuf is a true gentleman, with a great sense of humour, is very engaging, very efficient, who genuinely wanted to get to know us

Manoj was our main Sri Lankan guide. Sri Lanka is a real contrast to India with its tropical climate and different landscape. Our schedule was changed from day to day due to the cricket Test Matches in Sri Lanka and the changes to our hotels (location, upgrade and some complimentary evening meals). Zudi, our one day guide for our trip back to Colombo (Manoj continued whale watching and National Park) was amazing, very informative, friendly and did a great job.

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The trip was flawless from start to finish. Satish was a complete professional and gave lots of information throughout, made us laugh, gave honest insight into Indian culture and arranged every details to perfection. Have had the trip of a lifetime and will definitely return to India.

Joanna Battery • Submitted 27 Oct 2014

Tour in India & Sri Lanka. Excellent tour visiting major sites and others of interest. Kandy Festival was wonderful. Hotels excellent but generally isolated - opportunities to eat elsewhere would have been appreciated.

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Our guide opened my eyes to what a beautiful, vibrant, hectic, exciting country India is. And what a contrast Sri Lanka was - tropical & calm! Thank you for a great time.

Nicola Spencer • Submitted 14 Mar 2013

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Colombo
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star & heritage hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 14, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Jama Masjid
The Taj Mahal reflected in the water in Agra
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Humayun's tomb glowing in the waning sunlight in Delhi
Cannon pointing towards the sea in Colombo
Iconic rock sitting among lush vegetation in Sigiriya
The ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa
View of Kandy from across the water
The rolling tea plantation hills of Nuwara Eliya
Elephants in the long grass of Udwalawe National Park

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The tour through part of North India was definitely eye-opening, even for a long term traveler like myself. It inspired many emotions and our guide Yusuf really helped to put things into perspective. His personal and historical narratives were greatly appreciated as well as all the support he gave me resolving some issues around the purchases I made in India. Yusuf is an excellent tour leader, very good at "herding cats and people". I am definitely looking at South India tours based upon his recommendations and overall presence in our group.

Holly Elke
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