10 days in Tamil Nadu & Jaipur Itinerary

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Fly to Trivandrum International Airport, Drive to Kanyakumari
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Velankanni
— 1 night
Drive to Tiruchirappalli International Airport, Fly to Jaipur
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kanyakumari — 1 night

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kanyakumari journey app.

Washington, USA to Kanyakumari is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Kanyakumari, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in March; daily highs in Kanyakumari reach 91°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Villoondi Tirtham and then don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple and then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram day trip site.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Velankanni.
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Velankanni — 1 night

On the 15th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Velankanni travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Velankanni takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jaipur.
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Jaipur — 2 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 Akshardham Temple and Ele Experience Farm. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jantar Mantar - Jaipur and City Palace of Jaipur. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, stop by K.L. Jewellers, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Velankanni to Jaipur with the Route module. In March, daily temperatures in Jaipur can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time 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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