Wednesday, 8 February 2012

How about Heritage Walks?

Can there be more on offer at the Natyanjali festivals besides dance recitals?

We believe that a festival must have many sides to it if you want to pull rasikas and tourists.

Tamil Nadu Tourism does little than setting up a stall that issues free brochures. If its team was imaginative, it could offer some great tour packages that are two hours long.

Some years ago, we encouraged many dance teams to visit the mangroves of Pitchavaram, 10 kms from Chidambaram and some did make it and came back all excited.

Last week, we suggested to the Festival hosts in Chidambaram and Thanjavur that they host a Heritage Walk/Tour on one morning. A Tour that can take us to a few less known spaces in these towns where a guide who has intimate stories to share would keep us excited.

We hope this happens!

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