In South India, Hindu way of life has flowed almost
undisturbed for over 2000 years, thus preserving
continuous tradition of dance, music, art and
An impressive aspect of South India's ancient culture is
its great temples. Comparable in many respects to
religious and artistic fervor that created the great
medieval cathedrals of Europe, these temples are the
living symbols of great period of building activity that
lasted from 600 to 1600 AD.
South has a great deal to offer. Nature is luxuriant and
beautiful in the State of Kerala on West coast; in Tamil
Nadu, Nilgiri Hills have rolling downs and meadows.
Mysore State has mighty Jog Falls, set in the midst of
luxuriant tropical forests.
Madras city could be the starting point of an odyssey of
discovery. About 60 km away in Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram)
known for its rock-cut 7th century monolithic shrines, its
beautiful Shore Temple and lovely beach. An interesting