10 days in Jaipur & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Jaipur & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Jaipur
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Mahabalipuram
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Jaipur — 3 nights

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ele Experience Farm and Akshardham Temple. Attractions like Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and Balloon Rides make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, make a trip to Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple, and stop by Fair Deal Textile.

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New York City, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Jaipur, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Jaipur at 89°F and lows at 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Mahabalipuram.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
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Mahabalipuram — 5 nights

Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Family-friendly places like India Seashell Museum and The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like DakshinaChitra Museum and Little Art Gallery. Step out of Mahabalipuram to go to Covelong and see Covelong Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, Head underground at Trimurti Cave, kick back and relax at Mahabalipuram Beach, and explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

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You can fly from Jaipur to Mahabalipuram in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Jaipur in March, Mahabalipuram is a bit warmer at night with lows of 74°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to home.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
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