The Thiruppavai of Andal, songs such as Subramanyena Samrakshitoham and Gajavadana Sammodhita were composed in this region.

The southern corner of Tamil Nadu is replete with poetic, musical and historic interest. Tirunelveli and Tuticorin Districts can boast of some of the best instances of this. If Andal left her impress forever on the town of Sri Villiputhur, Muttuswami Dikshitar, his brother and the latter’s descendants put Ettayapuram on the Carnatic music map. The area also resounded to calls of freedom for Kattabommu was hanged not far from here and it was in Ettayapuram, the zamindari that aided in his capture that Subramania Bharati was first recognised as a poet.

What better month than Margazhi (Dec/Jan) to experience all this music and history? Come join historian Sriram V and singer Ashwath Narayanan on a tour of these famed musical and historic spots.



Dates: January 5 to 7, 2018


Travel: By Train – AC two tier (Departure from Chennai on January 4 night, return on January 8 morning)


Stay: At Tuticorin and Rajapalayam (rooms on twin sharing basis)

Fare: Rs 22,000 per person

Payment Terms: Rs 5,000 by September 2, Balance by December 1, 2017- As we need to book train tickets at the earliest, please do send in an email giving your names and ages before you send in the payment. Pls note we are already pre-booked for 50% of our capacity and so you need to hurry with your details. Please email to

Payment to be made to the following bank details:

Account Name : Past Forward

Account Type   : Current

Bank Name       : The Federal Bank Ltd

A/c No                : 12820200104237

Branch                : Royapettah

IFSC CODE         : FDRL0001282


If you still prefer paying the heritage way, do drop in at our office between 9.30 am and 5.30 pm Monday to Friday and pay by cheque (payable to Past Forward) or cash. Address is given below:


c/o HVK Systems,

2&3, Bhattad Tower

30, Westcott Road,

Royapettah, Chennai 600014

Cancellation/Refund: 25% will be forfeited if cancelled by December 15th. No refunds after that date. In the event of the tour being cancelled by us due to unforeseen circumstances, we will refund the full amount.

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