South India surprises you with their different cultures, the Indian heritage is more intact here than in other regions of the country. A swim off the glorious beach will refresh you after absorbing the wonders of the romantic shore temples and of Arjuna’s Penance, the huge rock carvings of animals and gods. There are so many impressive pilgrimages like Kanchipuram with its spectacular gopurams, other magical sounding places – Chidambaram, Tanjore, Tiruchirapalli, and, most of all, the pilgrim center of Madurai, Meenakshi temple. This is a land of temples, In the state of Karnataka lie the stone-carved temples of Belur and Halebid. Also, a relaxation, visit the attractive French-style town Pondicherry.