New waves: make a break for the ‘crown jewel’ of India’s surf scene in Tamil Nadu

Tourism to Mahabalipuram once focused on its temples but visitors to this south-east Indian town now come to ride the waves – and it’s producing local surf champions of its own, too

Tamil Nadu: hundreds of temples but barely a Brit in sight

Tamil Nadu has sweeping beaches, the world’s greatest collection of ancient temples, pretty tea plantations… and remarkably few British tourists