Centuries of kingly opulence granted Tamil Nadu a tremendously rich cultural heritage steeped in architecture, literature and performing arts. Dravidian kings across all southern dynasties can be held as pioneers of temple architecture in history. Striking gopurams, kanaka sabhai architecture, rainbow-hued temples, grand corridors and intricate craftsmanship narrate tales of ardent spirituality and cultural depth. These 10 striking temples bear the charm of this medieval architectural craftsmanship in Tamil Nadu to this day.
Muskaan Gupta travels with a camera that doesn't fret to capture touristy pictures and believes visiting local markets is the best way to unearth a city's gems and jewels. She is Junior Writer (Native Content) at National Geographic Traveller India.