When we were informed that we would be journeying to Thanjavur shortly for a cultural conference and would be staying in hotels in Thanjavur along with our visitors from overseas, I was a trifle put out because I had envisaged a more globally popular destination in South India for this trip! I certainly did not envisage this particular property in Thanjavur rendering our foreign guests a comprehensive cultural experience. How wrong I soon proved to be!
Hotels near Brihadeeshwarar Temple Thanjavur, offered eager visitors an enormously uplifting and rich cultural experience, through multiple mesmerising activities! From the spiritual experience of chanting of the Vedas by priests with the inherent meanings explained, training to chant Gayathri Mantra and Shanti Mantra to beautiful Chamber concert by vocalists, percussionist and flautists in the classic Carnatic tradition with a discussion on mood evoked by Raga renditions, it was one absorbing activity after the other!