The Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist Eduardo Galeano once said "History never really says goodbye. It only says 'See you later'."
Being one of the oldest habitable societies in the world, India is a land soaked in history. From ancient kingdoms to the bittersweet British rule, the country has seen it all—which now results in a beautiful confluence of influences in architecture, culture and lifestyles.
The southern states of the country, in particular are a treat for those who love exploring remains of the past and understanding their lineages. If you happen to be someone who's all set to take a memorable trip down memory lane, here's an epic road trip you can take through South India and explore the best of India in the best possible way.
The 1800-km road trip kicks off from the City of Nizams, Hyderabad from where you drive down to Hampi, the go-to destination of every history aficionado. The next day, drive to the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore. After exploring Mysore's royal heritage, proceed to the holy city of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu. For the final leg of the trip, drive down farther south to Madurai.
Here is a suggested route every history buff must take to explore South India's magnificent history:
Hyderabad - Hampi - Mysore - Mahabalipuram - Madurai
The itinerary for the road trip is spread across four days: