Goa, Kerala + The South
Goa, Kerala + The South Travel Guide
A heritage-house museum with a lovely restaurant.
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