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    Southern India

    Discover spectacular temples of ancient dynasties and a rich colonial heritage

    From the painted temples of Tamil Nadu to the natural riches of Karnataka, where jungle-clad hill country is dotted with rice paddies, coconut palms and banana plantations, the southern states are one of the country’s most intriguing regions. Everywhere throughout this often off-the-beaten-track region, the pace is relaxed and the crowds almost non-existent.

    In Kerala, great cultural diversity and languid pace create a unique feeling of intimacy and richness. Here it is all about ‘homestays’, where local families have turned their ancestral homes into charming small hotels. These allow you to experience a more authentic Kerala, however, the choice of these homestays is crucial as only the ones that have been well thought out and are well managed can provide truly fantastic experiences.

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    One of the highlights of my trip to Tamil Nadu was the culinary delights I was fortunate enough to experience whilst at Mrs Meenakshi Meyappan’s heritage homestay, The Bangala, in Chettinad.
    Just outside Fort Cochin, in a quiet residential corner of the city, Leela and her husband Anto invite guests into the warmth of their home for interactive cooking demonstrations and dinner.

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    Southern India is fantastic for both families and couples, who may choose to link it with some beach time in the Maldives or indeed other inspiring areas of India.


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