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Thanjavur, also known as the ‘Rice Bowl of India’, is located on the deltaic region of the Cauvery River. While agriculture is still holds a prominent place in the economy of this historical town, a visit to its countryside reveals much more. Within 5 hours of the village tour, you will get acquainted with the different aspects of Thanjavur and witness its rustic charm.
Assembling anywhere in Thanjavur at around 9:00am, embark on this mystique tour in the company of an expert guide. Moving around 13km from the town area, visit a Vedic village called Agraharam. Located in Thillaisthanam, this eco-friendly settlement is run and administered by a non-profit organisation. Comprising of Veda patashalas (Veda learning centre), yagnashalas and goshalas (cowsheds), it is taken care of by highly qualified members from different educational backgrounds.
A short walk from Thillaisthanam will take you to a small hamlet near Thiruvaiyaru, where you can visit the Marabu Foundation, an organisation that promotes peace and harmony through literature and fine arts. Interact with the women in the organisation and get familiar to some of the forgotten traditions and cultures of Tamil Nadu.
Hereafter, walk towards the Dalit Village of Thanjavur and get introduced to one of the most primitive ethnic groups in India. Interact with the villagers, witness their daily lives and also extend your help in accomplishing some of their basic activities. Post this, visit Kaduveli, where you can witness people from different ethnic groups living together with utmost harmony and brotherhood. Enjoy pleasant times with the villagers and enjoy a break with the villagers; with this the tea break, this memorable tour will come to an end.
Duration: Around 5 hours
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