10 days in Leh & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Leh & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Fly
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Leh
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kumbakonam
— 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.
On the 28th (Wed), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Circuit and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chemre Gompa Monastery.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary builder site.

Washington, USA to Leh is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Tiruchirappalli.
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Tiruchirappalli — 1 night

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, admire the striking features of Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vekkali Amman Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Tiruchirappalli takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In July, daytime highs in Tiruchirappalli are 99°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kumbakonam.
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Kumbakonam — 1 night

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kampaheswarar Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kumbakonam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Kumbakonam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 99°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can 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 2nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ariyaman Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point and then don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram attractions planning website.

Drive from Kumbakonam to Rameswaram in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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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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