The Kerala backwaters are canals, rivers, and lagoons all connected together over a huge area.
Tamil Nadu is known as the land of temples. One of the biggest is Ekambaranathar.
And another from the past.
We flew into Chennai for our tour of southern India. Once called Madras, Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu on the Coramandel coast.
Walking round a new city is always the best way to find out how it works.
A walk along the Arabian sea coast in Mumbai takes you from the slum of Colaba past Nariman Point business area and the whole length of Marine Drive to Chowpatty beach at the far end.
Mumbai has a unique lunch service enabled by one of its greatest assets – Its extensive railway system.
Getting to Dhobi Ghat means travelling on an Indian local train. This is an experience in itself, they are unbelievably crowded and the doors are never closed so people hang out of them. Many travellers are killed every year.