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 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur, look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then look for gifts at K.L. Jewellers, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jaipur attractions planning website.

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. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in March; daily highs in Jaipur reach 89°F and lows reach 63°F. On the 9th (Wed), 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.
On the 10th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

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Getting from Jaipur to Kanyakumari by combination of flight and train takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jaipur in March since evenings lows in Kanyakumari dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhamadhana Parvatham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Villoondi Tirtham and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ariyaman Beach.

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

You can 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 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Velankanni.
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Velankanni — 1 night

On the 13th (Sun), 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.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Velankanni day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Velankanni takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) 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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