15-Day India & Sri Lanka Family Vacation
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Marvel at the fabulous Taj Mahal
- Enter the fine Amber Fort
- Explore Sigiriya Lion Rock and its frescoes
- Visit Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
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- Day 1
As soon as you arrive at the airport of Delhi, our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in. A brief about the following days’ tour plan will be introduced to you and the rest of day is for your own relaxation.
- Day 2
Depart for Old Delhi in the morning to visit the Jama Masjid and go through the Chandni Chowk on a rickshaw. When getting back to New Delhi, you will pass by the Red Fort. Visit the Qutub Minar, the Raj Ghat and the Humayun's Tomb before driving along the city landmarks containing the India Gate, President’s House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. Today’s last stop will be the beautiful Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir), which is the first large Hindu temple built in Delhi.
- Day 3
Take a drive to Agra with your personal driver. Stopover en route for the coffee break or taking pictures at any time is available on your request. After arrival, check in and have a short rest, and then step out to the Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden) for a superb view of the Taj Mahal in the sunset.
- Day 4
Head for the Taj Mahal in the early morning so as to avoid the crowd and the heat. The immense mausoleum of white marble was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife. Return to your hotel for breakfast and refreshment. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Agra Fort which is a fine example of Mughal design. End today’s tour at the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) described as a “jewel box”.
Note: The Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
- Day 5
Today, drive to Jaipur and make a stop at the Fatehpur Sikri, which is a short-lived capital of the Mughal empire between 1572 and 1585. Later, visit the fabulous Abhaneri Step Well (without guide service) before arriving in Jaipur.
- Day 6
Explore Jaipur by a visit to the Amber Fort located in the suburb. A jeep ride will take you to the entrance on the hillside. The fort is built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble. Visit the amazing Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) inside the fort.
Drive back to the downtown of Jaipur and continue to visit the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar. Later, pass by the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and the business center on the way back to your hotel.
- Day 7
Today, you will spend a bit more time on transfer. Drive 4.5-5 hours from Jaipur to Delhi airport for your flight to Colombo.
After arrival, your chauffeur guide will pick you up and escort you to Negombo, a seaside town only 20 minutes’ drive away from the airport, and it is much closer than driving to the downtown of the capital Colombo. Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest time of the day at leisure.
- Day 8
Discover the renowned Sri Lanka fishery by a visit to the Negombo Fish Market. If you reach there early enough, you will see local fishermen coming back from the sea and disposing a variety of fishes. In the afternoon, drive inland to Sigiriya.
- Day 9
Take an exploration of the world-famous Lion Rock (Sigiriya Rock Fortress). Climb to the top of the rock where you will get a panoramic view of the jungle. You will appreciate the precious colorful frescoes decorated on the walls of the rock.
This afternoon, go deep into the rural area of Sri Lanka by jeep or tuk tuk to the village of Hiriwadunna. At dusk, get on a boat sailing to the other side of a lake, during which you may watch the stunning sunset, some villagers washing clothes or birds flying past.
- Day 10
After breakfast, pay a visit to the Dambulla Cave Temple containing five caves, all of which are full of statues of Buddha and various personages of the Buddhist Order or History.
On the way driving to Kandy, make a stop at a spice garden where you can enjoy a 15-minute complimentary Ayurveda Massage. After arriving in Kandy, you will watch a traditional Kandyan cultural dance. Move towards the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, which is the country’s holiest temple and houses a tooth of a Buddha.
- Day 11
Spend the morning in the interesting Royal Botanical Garden situated in Peradeniya, a suburb of Kandy. It is well-known for a fine collection of orchids and tropical plants.
You will return to the downtown of Kandy afterward, and the afternoon is your free time. Having a walk around the Kandy Lake is rather leisure.
- Day 12
This morning, head for the Geragama Tea Estate by car. Arrive after 20 minutes, and then visit a tea factory where you will learn about some knowledge of Ceylon tea and how tea is produced from fresh tea leaves into finished tea.
After that, drive to Galle. Check in after arrival and the rest of the day is at your leisure.
- Day 13
Ramble around the Galle Fort (Dutch Fort) for a relaxing day. Colonized by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British in turn, Galle is identified as a living World Heritage Site and an archaeological reserve. In the evening, you are recommended to step into a local restaurant for a yummy dinner.
- Day 14
Get on a train traveling from Galle to Colombo along the breathtaking Indian Ocean coastline. The romantic journey will give you an incredible impression. Upon arrival in Colombo, meet your local chauffeur guide and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free time.
- Day 15
Highlight the half of the day in Colombo by visiting the Independence Square, the Gangarama Temple, the Galle Face Green, the Colombo National Museum and the former British Administrative Center, etc. In the late afternoon, you will be escorted to CMB airport for your onward flight (about 1 hour’s drive from the downtown of Colombo).
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