Tuesday, Jun. 08, 2010

9. Little India

This tiny enclave offers enough of an injection of local color to last for a 100-mile radius. Grotty steam-table joints alternate with groceries peddling papaya-tomato soap, while spices waft along with tabla rhythms and the range of stacked embroidered textiles outdoes any tropical sunset. It's a cozy, safe enclave too: Madras without the madness.