South India Guide
Andhra Pradesh :
South India Guide
Pradesh, India's fifth largest state, is sprawled over an area of 275,068 sq.
km. History has forged, and left behind vital links with the state, as is evident
from the many edifices, monuments and architectural ruins, the legacy of dynasties
as old as 300 B.C.
Karnataka : Karnataka, the eighth largest state in the Indian Union,
is a veritable treasure trove of tourist delights. Discover a dazzling array
of the ancient sculpted temples, modern cities, friendly people, scenic hill
ranges, unexplored forests and endless beaches. A kaleidoscope of exciting
experiences to delight the senses. Yes, you have reached a wondrous destination,
a land as fragrant as the sandal wood trees grown in abundance here.
Tamil Nadu : Chennai, houses Fort St. George, built by the British
in 1653, St. Mary's Church which happens to be the first English Church in
India and the Marina Beach, said to be the longest beach in the world.
Kerala : This spectacular
classical dance drama of Kerala based on the guidelines laid by sage Bharatha's
Natya Sastra, the ancient treatise on dance and drama, is over 1500 years
old. This elaborate art form is usually performed in the evening and continues
up to dawn, and is an integral part of all
temple and cultural festivals in Kerala. The costumes and makeup are ornamental,
elaborate and design to give a superhuman effect. The actors do not speak
or sing but enact the story through mudras (hand gestures) graceful movements
and facial expressions.
Pondicherry : Pondicherry town is a surprise in India. This you'll
realise as you pass through well-laid, wide streets carrying French names
and kept unpolluted. Clean. A French past is still present. Pondicherry cheers
the heart of the romantic. With grand boulevards and quiet promenades. You'll
be greeted with large bouquets of bougainvillea hanging over the ivory-coloured
walls of colonial mansions. Pondicherry with its ashram charm, is sought out
by the peace-seeker.
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