Book titled ‘Temple Trips South India’ published by Lonely Planet and is written by Janaki Venkataraman and Supriya Sehgal. History and legends of some of the important and minor temples in South India are detailed in the book. The book is priced at Rupees 495/-
Titled “Temple Trips South India”, the guide presents an elaborate insight into the sculptural beauty, architectural grandeur and cultural festivals etc across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
In addition to popular temples in Tirupati, Ramanathswamy and Thanjavur, the book also includes comprehensive features on lesser known temples highlighting the importance of each deity, temple’s history and the wealth of its antiquity.
Filled with descriptions of the era of Cholas and Pallavas, the book takes readers through various aspects of Dravidian architecture such as cave temples, structural marvels, innovative usage of granite and more.
Temple historian Pradeep Chakravarthy, architectural expert Chithra Madhavan, bharatanatyam dancer Alarmel Valli, carnatic vocalist T M Krishna, author and journalist Nalini Rajan and others have contributed to the guide.
The book also provides specialist information on hotels, transport, eating options and sightseeing opportunities alongside each temple destination.