39 days in India & El Yunque National Forest Itinerary

39 days in India & El Yunque National Forest Itinerary

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Tiruchirappalli, India
— 3 nights
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Chennai, India
— 1 night
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Thanjavur, India
— 8 nights
Drive
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Madurai, India
— 16 nights
Fly to Jaipur, Train to Agra
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Agra, India
— 2 nights
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Jaipur, India
— 1 night
Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Fes

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Tiruchirappalli, India — 3 nights

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.
Tiruchirappalli is known for historic sites, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Fort Temple, make a trip to Sri Ayyappan Temple, head outdoors with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, and admire the engineering at Kallanai.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli trip planner.

Fes, Morocco to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from Fes to Tiruchirappalli due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fes in January, expect Tiruchirappalli to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Chennai.
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Chennai, India — 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 5th (Sat), kick back and relax at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Tiruchirappalli to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Chennai, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Thanjavur.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:

Thanjavur, India — 8 nights

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thanjavur: Kumbakonam (Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple, Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, &more), Uppiliappan Temple (in Thirunageswaram) and Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeswara Temple, make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramaswamy Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Thanjavur route website.

Getting from Chennai to Thanjavur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Madurai.
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Find places to stay Jan 5 — 14:

Madurai, India — 16 nights

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Madurai is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, and see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Thanjavur to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to Agra.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 30:

Agra, India — 2 nights

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at New Nice Marble Art & Handicrafts, stroll the grounds of Chini Ka Rauza Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Dakhini Darwaza, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Soami Bagh.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Agra trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Madurai to Agra takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madurai in January: highs in Agra hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Jaipur.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

Jaipur, India — 1 night

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.
You've now added Amber Palace to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, and then admire the striking features of Amber Palace.

You can plan Jaipur trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Agra to Jaipur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico — 3 nights

Make the 5th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at El Yunque National Forest.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Jaipur to El Yunque National Forest with the Route module. You'll gain 9.5 hours traveling from Jaipur to El Yunque National Forest due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in El Yunque National Forest when traveling from Jaipur in February, with lows around 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Wed).
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Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
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India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.
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