HELEN ANDERSON travel editor
Gods and monsters, p134 Gourmet Traveller’s travel editor and resident subcontinent fan followed a temple circuit in southern India for this month’s feature. “The state of Tamil
Nadu is officially the Land of Temples, some 33,000 of them, richly ornamented and ancient,” she says. “The architecture is dazzling but so, too, is the spirituality at the heart of daily life.” Between temples, Anderson found the state’s best idlis, filter coffee and masala dosas.