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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple and then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and then explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram sightseeing planning app.

Washington, USA to Rameswaram is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Rameswaram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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 30th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Padmanabhapuram Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari attractions app.

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In December in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to Goa.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): soothe aching muscles at Aranya Yoga and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cansaulim Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Goa attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Kanyakumari to Goa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Madurai.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

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, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Goa to Madurai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Madurai are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Mon).
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Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Parks
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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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