10 days in Leh & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Fly
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Leh
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive to Madurai Airport, Fly to Washington

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Leh — 3 nights

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley.

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Washington, USA to Leh is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 1 night

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church.

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Traveling by flight from Leh to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal — 1 night

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple and then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle.

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Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, things will get a bit warmer in Kodaikanal: highs are around 89°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.
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Rameswaram — 2 nights

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, and then don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana) and then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

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You can drive from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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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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