This is the final post in my mini series on visit to Tanjore – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.

After our visits to must go places in Tanjore – the Palace and Museum the next day after the wedding we went to another popular destination which is the PunnaiNallur Mariamman temple which is 5Kms from Tanjore. It is always crowded, we could get darshan in about 1 hour or so.

THANJAVUR - PunnaiNallur Mariamman temple
THANJAVUR – PunnaiNallur Mariamman temple

Just like in every other temple in India you have shops selling everything for Pooja (Coconuts, Flowers, Turmeric, Kumkum, BeetleNuts, Banana), Pictures of the main deity, cool drinks and biscuits.

Shops in PunnaiNallur Mariamman temple
Shops in PunnaiNallur Mariamman temple

Our final destination was to shopping area in Tanjore around Anna Salai.

Anna Salai, Thanjavur
Anna Salai, Thanjavur

The below photos were taken near shops in Burma Bazaar, near Abraham Pandither Road & Jupiter theatre in Thanjavur.

Burma Bazaar in Tanjore
Burma Bazaar in Tanjore
Jupiter Theatre, Thanjavur
Jupiter Theatre, Thanjavur

When we went there was a book fair happening in the historic Sri Besant Lodge in Tanjore.

 Sri Besant Lodge, Thanjavur
Sri Besant Lodge, Thanjavur
Book Fair in Tanjore in Sri Besant Lodge
Book Fair in Tanjore in Sri Besant Lodge