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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to City Palace of Jaipur, see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then stop by K.L. Jewellers, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham Temple.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Jaipur day trip planning tool.

Washington, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Jaipur. In March, Jaipur is warmer than Washington - with highs of 89°F and lows of 63°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Jaipur to Kanyakumari in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kanyakumari, with lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhamadhana Parvatham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham and then kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip site.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Velankanni travel planner.

Drive from Rameswaram to Velankanni in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can 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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