Rural Tour, Thanjavur
Unfold the charms of Punnainallur, a rustic settlement located 6km east of Thanjavur that can be easily reached by the Thanjavur–Nagapattinam Highway. Home to the renowned Punnainallur Mariamman and some of the other historic temples, the 5 hour tour of this village will get you acquainted with its distinct life and culture.
With your arrival in Thanjavur at around 9am, head towards the Punnainallur Village in the company of an experienced guide. Meander through the rustic terrains, explore the balmy charm of the countryside, witness life in the village side and get to know the rural essence of Thanjavur.
Post this, visit some of the ancient temples like Punnainallur Mariamman, Kathaiamman and several others, and get close to the religious faiths and beliefs of the local people. Make it to their homes, and witness their daily lives amidst the lush and enchanting countryside.
While on this tour, you can easily spot the villagers engrossed in dairy farming, pot making, bronze work, cut glass work and traditional doll making.You can also take part in pot making. Villagers in Punnainallur are also much experienced and renowned for crafting ‘Veena’, a type of musical instrument.
In case you are visiting this village during the festive seasons, you can also witness the colourful celebrations like Mariamman Kovil Thiruvizha and some others. Folk music, artists, dance performance and merriment are the main elements of this festival, and it is attended with full joy and cheerfulness.
Duration: Around 5 hours