Many people have asked me what my itinerary looks like, so this seems as good a place as any to post that information. This way if you don’t hear from me in awhile, you’ll know why.
I fly out of Vancouver on October 11th – flying through Hong Kong and arriving in Delhi around midnight on October 13th. I’ll spend the night in Delhi and fly to Kathmandu in the morning.
Oct 13 – Dec 13: Nepal
October 13-15: Kathmandu
Nov 5: Kathmandu (I’ll check in here if I have wifi)
Nov 5-Dec 13: Kopan Monastery – no cellphone access
Dec 13-Jan 2: South India
Dec 13-20: Goa
Dec 20-24: Hampi
Dec 24: Guntakal Dec 25: Overnight train
Dec 26-28: Fort Cochin
Dec 28-30: Alleppey
Dec 30-Jan 2: Varkala
Jan 2-Feb 6: Sri Lanka. Rough itinerary looks something like this:
Jan 2-4: Colombo – then train to:
Jan 4-6 Bentota – then train (Aluthgama lvs at 08:20) to:
Jan 6-9: Unawatuna (day trip to Galle Fort) then travel by bus or Tuk tuk (stop at Kogalla) to:
Jan 9-11: Mirissa
Jan 11-15: Tangalle
Jan 15-16: Uda Walawe NP
Jan 16-19 Ella – then train to:
Jan 19-20 Ohiya (Horton’s Plains & World’s End) – get there by 7AM!
Jan 20-21: Delhouse (Adam’s Peak) – Start early to be at top by sunrise
Jan 21-25: Kandy – then travel by car (with a stop in Matale) to:
Jan 25-28: Dambulla and Sigiriya (stay maybe in Habarana?)
Jan 28-30: Polonnaruwa
Jan 30-Feb 2: Anuradhapura w/side trip to Mihintale – then travel by bus to:
Feb 2-Feb 5: Jaffna – then travel by train back down to Colombo on Feb 5 (stay overnight in Negombo)
Feb 6-23: North India. No itinerary yet, but I plan to visit Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), Jaipur, Varanasi, and Rishikesh.