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.
On the 5th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then stop by K.L. Jewellers, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Moti Dungari Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham Temple.

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Washington, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in March, with highs in Jaipur at 89°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) 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 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

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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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kanyakumari, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow 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 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ariyaman Beach.

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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 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Velankanni.
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Velankanni — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

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Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Velankanni takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough 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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