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03:28 GMT +3 hours21 December 2014
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Fish - not bananas or mangoes - are the treasure of Southern India

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© RIA Novosti. Evgeniy Pakhomov
The colorful fishing boats lying along the coast of the Bay of Bengal, against the backdrop of ancient Indian temples, are sure to catch the eye of anyone traveling to Tamiland in Southern India. The residents of this Indian state are especially proud of their fish; they say it is no coincidence that the French colonists who chose to settle here wrote glowing letters home about Indian seafood. In this area, the French certainly know what they're talking about.

The colorful fishing boats lying along the coast of the Bay of Bengal, against the backdrop of ancient Indian temples, are sure to catch the eye of anyone traveling to Tamiland in Southern India. The residents of this Indian state are especially proud of their fish; they say it is no coincidence that the French colonists who chose to settle here wrote glowing letters home about Indian seafood. In this area, the French certainly know what they're talking about.