> Tamil Nadu


Tamil Nadu, temple capital of the planet! This large state encompasses the south-eastern portion of India, and due to this location has historically had the fewest incursions from the various marauding invaders that have struggled to dominate India over the centuries. As a result, its Dravidian tradition is considered by some to be the 'purest' Indian culture. Its temple style is certainly distinctive - multi-hued and writhing with life! Fishing villages and joining the masses during summer holidays rounded out my experience in this colourful region of India.