It may be a dry river bed today but there can be no denying that Palar or the Kshira Nadi was once the lifeline of what is now the southern part of Andhra and the districts of Kanchipuram and Vellore in Tamil Nadu. On its banks were fought historic battles and many kings left behind their impress. The Gods too favoured this place given the plethora of temples along the river. In the medieval period, the Nayaks of Gingee, the Nawabs of Arcot and the English East India Company too created history by Palar.

Music too flourished here. The 15th century composer Arunagirinathar visited Virinchipuram and it was also the ancestral village of Muthuswami Dikshitar. The Azhwars adored Thiruvehka in song.

Come, join historian Sriram V, accompanied by singers Archana and Arthi, on a tour of temples and historic spots along the Palar.

Our journey will take us to Thiruparkadal, Vellore, Virinchipuram and surroundings. The tour, by AC coach, will leave from Chennai on Saturday, 5th January at 6am. We will return on Sunday evening to Chennai by 8.00 pm or so.


Dates: 5 January (morn) to 6(eve), 2019
Travel: By AC Coach
Stay: At GRT Vellore (rooms on twin sharing basis)
Fare: Rs 14000 per person

Payment Terms: Rs 7000 by Nov 30th, Balance by Dec 15th

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 Dec 5th. 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.

You can also take a look at the PDF brochure here.

Our Other Forthcoming Tours :

A Heritage Tour within the Music Academy

A Day Trip to Gingee