This morning, March 13 we spotted the lone billboard of Tamil Nadu Tourism on the main East Car Street - promoting a Beach Festival in a sandy island off Pitchavaram.
Pitchavaram is picturesque seaside zone of mangroves, about 12 kms from Chidambaram.
Tamil Nadu Tourism arranges short and long boat trips that take you deep into these groves.
A picnic trip is highly recommended.
In recent times, the Tourism folks have made feeble attempts to generate events in one of these uninhabited islands.
Yoga and boating at sun rise can make this a memorable experience.
If you are at the Natyanjali, make time for this outing - you will about 3 hours