I will be travelling around South India in December and, since I'm a stickler for sharpness and like to photograph in fading light, will be using a tripod as much as possible.
From previous experience, some monuments - Mysore Palace, for example - allow tripod photography on their grounds, while others, such as Fatehpur Sikri, and others under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India, do not.
Does anyone know if you can bring/use tripods in the following locations:
Meenakshi Amman temple, Madurai (especially in the Thousand Pillar Hall)
Brahadhiswara temple, Thanjavur (outdoors, but within the temple grounds)
Sri Ramanathaswamy temple, Rameshwaram
Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari
Failing that, I will be bringing a small beanbag (with attached quick-release plate) to use as a camera rest in places where tripods aren't allowed, so all is not lost...