Things to Do in Goa, Kerala + The South

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In Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, this gallery space allows a respite from the city's frenzy. Come to talk about art or microchips. Read More

The market is a riot of jewelry, spices, wandering cows, Gujarati tribeswomen, and, yes, tourists—because the shopping was so good.... Read More

Sophisticated housewares and clothing. Read More

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

A heritage-house museum with a lovely restaurant. Read More

Among the least known of India's architectural oddities, the Chettiar mansions are so fanciful and hyperbolic as to rival Disney. Crowded together in... Read More

Traditional clothing and linens in block-printed cottons. Read More

The temple, built in 1998, features high-tech robots of Krishna and Arjuna, and the temple's patron. Read More

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

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... Read More

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

Best for: Giant Malabar squirrels, (wild) elephants, guar (giant bison), bird lifeLogistics: Located in the Western Ghat mountain range, this... Read More

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... Read More

Filigreed Indian gold and gemstones at great prices. No haggling required. Read More

The posh dance club of the moment for Indian urbanites. Read More

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... Read More

In India’s “garden city” (now known as Bengaluru), holistic health center Soukya is spread out over a 30-acre organic farm with orchards and herb... Read More

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

A white-sand beach with clear, warm water that hasn’t been overrun. Read More

Opened in 1887 for the Queen Empress's jubilee; particularly fine goods are in the South Indian Women's Work Room. Read More

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