Stone-carvers’ workshops, a long sandy beach and wonderful Pallava monuments have made this a top tourist attraction.
Former French colony that has retained the ambience of a Gallic seaside town: croissants, a promenade and gendarmes wearing képis.
Home to some of the world’s finest Chola bronzes, this town is dominated by the colossal tower of the Brihadishwara Temple.
The love nest of Shiva and his consort Meenakshi, this busy city’s major temple hosts a constant round of festivals.
At the southern tip of the Subcontinent, Kanyakumari marks the sacred meeting point of the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea.
6 The Ghats
The spine of southern India, excellent for trekking through lush mountains and tea plantations from its refreshingly cool hill stations.
7 Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
This densely forested park is becoming increasingly popular for its wild elephants and excellent accommodation.