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 8th (Tue): explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then stop by K.L. Jewellers, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip itinerary maker.

Washington, USA to Jaipur is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in March, things will get much warmer in Jaipur: highs are around 89°F and lows about 63°F. On the 10th (Thu), 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Sothavilai Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Jaipur to Kanyakumari takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kanyakumari, with lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Villoondi Tirtham and then kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Velankanni.
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Velankanni — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation 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 traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Velankanni trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Velankanni takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) 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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