Chennai Cooum River Captain’s Inland Waterway…the village Nangalathur, for typical village lunch served on huge tea leaf frond eaten with fingers, native style. Sweet Potatoes, Chunky Grain, Cabbage Slaw, Rice with Chicken Chunks, Okra, Sliced Tomatoes and wide leaved Lettuce. Kingfisher Beer. Dessert paper wrapped, commercial Ice Cream “Drumsticks” and a Citrus Pudding. After lunch walk through the thatch hutched village, where kids either want to shake hands or have their pictures taken. Pondicherry hotel, The Hotel Annamalai International. Spectacular dinners Dinner Grilled Lobster Tail appetizer, main dish Veal Loin Slices, Stir-Fried Noodles with Vegetables, Rice and Berry Ice Cream. Pondecherry French sector has a New Orleans look; what made it different was a huge statue of Gandhi near the beach. Hotel Parisuttam in Thanjavur.Humongeous Thanjavur Baj Ha Ishvara Temple and its magnificently preserved painted wall murals.