A land with a vibrant culture and a glorious past, the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu has hundreds of stories to tell. Teeming with history, the state is home to several magnificent temples, a testament to the skill and artistry of ancient Indian craftsmen. Its capital, Chennai, is a modern, cosmopolitan, bustling city, but retains much of the magic of its past in many of its beautiful heritage buildings. As you head out of Chennai to visit the ancient cities of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram, you can’t help but marvel at the genius of Indian architects of the centuries gone by. Kick up your heels and relax in the French Riviera-like town of Pondicherry and experience unparalleled peace at Auroville during this 6-day tour.