Explore one of Tamil Nadu´s many grand Hindu temples, stopping to savour the smell of jasmine garlands piled up before carved granite gods. Crane your neck to see the top of these towering pyramid-like temples adorned with the statues of deities, warriors and dancers. Escape the heat by following the footsteps of the British colonialists into the charming hill stations, or go surround yourself by nature in the blue Nilgiri mountains. Featuring detailed coverage of this wonderfully diverse region, Footprint Focus Chennai & Tamil Nadu will prove an invaluable companion. Essentials section with practical tips on getting there and around. Background section with fascinating information on the region´s unique history, culture & cuisine. Comprehensive listings of where to eat, sleep & play including festivals and horse riding. Detailed street maps for important cities and towns.