Travel & holiday
temple Trips South IndiaTo be launched in March 2014Temple Trips South India is a first-of-its-kind travel guide from Lonely Planet, thebook explores popular Hindu pilgrim destinations across South India and thetemples or kshetras that invoke devotion.
The temples listed in the new travel guide are showcases for sculptural beauty andarchitectural grandeur and cultural festivals. The guide is also a feast for the eyes,studded with colourful images and maps informing the location of the temples in all fourstates of South India.
The highlights of the book include,
Discover 100 temples of South India
Specialist information on hotels, transport, eating options and sightseeingopportunities
Details on the importance of each deity and temples history and the wealth of itsantiquity and history.
Special features, temple legends or sthala purana and symbolism, festivals andimportant occasions associated with each temple
Features by Bharatanatyam dancer Alarmel Valli, Carnatic vocalist TM Krishna,South Indian temple historian Pradeep Chakravarthy and architectural expertChithra Madhavan, author and journalist Nalini Rajan among others