9 days in Jaipur & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Fly
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Jaipur
— 2 nights
Fly to Trivandrum, Train 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 Washington

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then look for gifts at K.L. Jewellers, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaipur route planning site.

Washington, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Jaipur, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in March, things will get much warmer in Jaipur: highs are around 89°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kanyakumari.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Jaipur to Kanyakumari in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kanyakumari when traveling from Jaipur in March, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham and then stroll through Ariyaman Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram road trip site.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Velankanni.
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Velankanni — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Velankanni trip planner.

Drive from Rameswaram to Velankanni in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow 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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