10 days in Tamil Nadu & Goa Itinerary

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Fly to Chennai International Airport, Drive to Mahabalipuram
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Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Fly
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Goa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Velankanni
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive to Madurai Airport, Fly to Washington

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Mahabalipuram — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Mahabalipuram Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Trimurti Cave and then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram online route builder.

Washington, USA to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Mahabalipuram is 10.5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Washington in February: high temperatures in Mahabalipuram hover around 89°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Goa.
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Goa — 3 nights

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Agonda Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cansaulim Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arossim Beach.

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You can fly from Mahabalipuram to Goa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mahabalipuram in March: highs in Goa hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Velankanni.
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Velankanni — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

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Drive from Goa to Velankanni in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time 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 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhamadhana Parvatham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham and then kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach.

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Traveling by car from Velankanni to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can 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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