Venue: Chembian Restaurant
Time: 19.30 to 22.30
Date: August 29th to September 8th, 2013
It is a known fact that Dravidian civilization is one of the oldest in history with Madurai being the seat of Tamil culture. In fact, its history dates back to the Sangam period- a period spanning from 3rd century BCE to 4th century CE. Madurai is also home to several temples built by the many rulers who reigned the city. The most famous among them is the Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple. Built around 1623 CE, this temple attracts more than 25,000 people especially during Fridays.
August to October is the season when Madurai-iites get a break from the scorching sun. It is also the time for some temple darshan to witness the famed Avanimoolam Festival. Not that you need an excuse to visit this temple city- festivals are an all-year-round event here! Yes, but the weather is surely an incentive. In fact, hotels in Madurai are packed to capacity during this time of the year.
Thanjavur is an ancient city epitomizing the rich culture of the Chola era. Formerly known as Tanjore, this city is the home of the famous Brihadeswara Temple and the incredible Tanjore paintings. Situated in the southern part of Tamil Nadu, it is mainly an agrarian city and a famous centre of silk weaving. This heady mix of culture and business is evident in the kind of tourists who visit this historic city.
Trichy is one of the ancient cities of Tamil Nadu which is identified for its great culture. This city has been ruled under different dynasties including the Cholas, Pandyas, Pallavas and many more. The city is adorned with world famous temples and buildings and therefore has been a centre of attraction for tourists for centuries.