More than anywhere else on the Indian subcontinent, South India preserves the country's ancient cultural traditions. Join us as we traverse a landscape dotted with sacred sites and stunning structures, where colorful rites are celebrated today just as they have been for millennia. In Chennai, see masterworks of bronze and stone sculpture. Visit Kanchipuram, a living museum of temple architecture and stone carving, and Thanjavur, home to India's most majestic temple. In the fabled city of Madurai, witness an ancient Hindu ritual that has been performed every night for at least two thousand years. Conclude your visit in Kochi, with its stunning scenery, colorful village life, and unique blend of Jewish, Christian, and local traditions.