9 days in Jaipur & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Kodaikanal
— 1 night
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Madurai
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then step into the grandiose world of Amber Palace, and finally look for gifts at K.L. Jewellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Jaipur is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Jaipur, you'll lose 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in April, with highs in Jaipur at 44°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mahabalipuram.
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Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Mahabalipuram takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Historic Sites
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mahabalipuram in April, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple and then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip website.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April: high temperatures in Kodaikanal hover around 41°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Madurai.
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Madurai — 2 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.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Madurai online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Madurai sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) 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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