You’ll get a look at traditional trade and time-worn temples on this excursion, which starts with a trip to one of the region’s trademark cashew factories. While you might be used to opening a bag of them for a quick snack, this place shows you the process behind the scenes. They’re dried, steamed, cooled and separated, before being vacuum packed and canned. You’ll have a chance to buy a bag or two before you set off for your second stop, the Udupi Sri Krishna Matha. This temple’s one of the most handsome in the region, with huge columns and decorative designs covering the front. The whole place is dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, and dates back more than 1,000 years.
Shorts and skirts aren’t allowed at sacred sites. Women have to cover their shoulders, too, and you’ll need to take off your shoes before entering the temples.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.