9 days in Jaipur & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Jaipur & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Jaipur
— 2 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 1 day
Drive
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Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
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Kanyakumari
— 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.
On the 10th (Wed), stop by K.L. Jewellers, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then make a trip to City Palace of Jaipur, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govind Dev Ji Temple. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Panna Meena ka Kund and then examine the collection at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jaipur trip planner.

Chennai to Jaipur is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jaipur when traveling from Chennai in November, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mahabalipuram.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Mahabalipuram — 1 day

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.
On the 12th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Fly from Jaipur to Mahabalipuram in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Jaipur in November, Mahabalipuram is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kumbakonam.
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Historic Sites
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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 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kampaheswarar Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kumbakonam road trip planning site.

Drive from Mahabalipuram to Kumbakonam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kumbakonam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.
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Historic Sites
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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 14th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham, don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ariyaman Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kumbakonam to Rameswaram takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Madurai.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Madurai — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madurai trip itinerary website.

Drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Kanyakumari.
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Historic Sites
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Kanyakumari — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Padmanabhapuram Palace.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari vacation builder.

Getting from Madurai to Kanyakumari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites
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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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