Admire a wealth of stunning Dravidian Hindu temples, soak up the arts and culture in cool Chennai and visit charming Pondicherry for Colonial French architecture.
The heartland of Dravidian Hinduism, Tamil Nadu is famous for many beautiful examples of these colourful temples. Visit the cities of Maduraj and Thanjavur to experience these temples at their finest. Chennai, the capital of the state is famous as a centre of performing arts and also important for its cuisine. This is a great place to sample a selection of traditional dishes from all over the state. Get your taste-buds dancing with deliciously spicy dishes or go for milder, coconut-laced recipes.
The city of Pondicherry is a delightful city filled with elegant mansions left from the days of French colonialism. Wander the streets of this seaside town and soak up the atmosphere of covered walkways and balconies draped in colourful bougainvillea. Head up into the tea plantations and ride the toy train at Ooty and enjoy the beautiful surrounding scenery.