Goa, Kerala + The South

Goa, Kerala + The South Travel Guide

This Madurai temple was built in the 16th-century. There are those who refer to Madurai as a power center, claiming that the earth around the old temple emanates supercharged vibrations. 

A swap-meet-style market for spices and people-watching.

Best for: Giant Malabar squirrels, (wild) elephants, guar (giant bison), bird life


A British colonial church built in 1821, modeled on London's Church of St.-Martin's-in-the-Fields

If you want to check out the Goa music scene, this dusty, open-air disco is a reliable spot.

Stay in one of 75 traditional wooden bungalows along a white-sand beach. Ayurvedic therapy is integral to the essence of the place, with packages offering everything from Ashtanga yoga to anti- aging clinical treatments.

Check out the innumerable starfish that wash up on this 550-yard beach.

Traditional clothing and linens in block-printed cottons.

Take a short walk through the temple city's seven concentric perimeter walls, each traditionally inhabited by a separate caste, and come away with a blur of mostly superficial impressions of the "hall of 1,000 pillars" (there are actually 953). Seemingly

The posh dance club of the moment for Indian urbanites.