9 days in Tamil Nadu & Goa Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu & Goa Itinerary

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Fly to Madurai Airport, Drive to Rameswaram
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goa
— 1 night
Fly
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Madurai
— 1 night
Fly

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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 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple and then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and then explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram travel route planner.

Washington, USA to Rameswaram is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Rameswaram is 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.
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Kanyakumari — 2 nights

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 28th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Padmanabhapuram Palace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Goa.
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Goa — 1 night

On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 30th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cansaulim Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Goa day trip tool.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Goa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Kanyakumari in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Goa: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Madurai.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Madurai — 1 night

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madurai tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Goa to Madurai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Madurai, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
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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