Papanasm is a small town in the South Indian state of Tamilo Nadu. It is a part of Thanjavur district. The nearest major urban agglomeration is Kumbakonam at a distance of 15 km east. ‘Papanasam’ literally translates as ‘obliteration of sins’. The town is famous for its religious places. Those interested to experience South Indian landscape, cuisine as well as culture can visit this place.
Places to Stay
Lodging facilities are better in the town of Kumbakonam. Some of the budget hotels which are worth exploring are Sivamurugan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Iyyangar Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Kasi International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), PL.A.Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in Januray, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Some of the places which are worth visiting in the area are Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, Sivalayam Temple, St. Antony's Church, St. Sebastian's Church, Mohideen Andavar Masjid and Halima Masjid. Places of tourist interest are mostly located in Thanjavur (25 km to the south-west). Some of the places worth exploring are Brihadisvara Temple and Fort, Sri Subramanya Shrine, Annai Vailankanni Shrine and the Thanjavur Royal Palace and Museum
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Tiruchirapalli International Airport at a distance of 91 km.
Thanjavur Junction Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 32 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses ply on the roads of the area. Parveen Travels is one such private operator. Buses to the area are available from Thanjavur as well as Kumbakonam. Numerous travel websites provide discount coupons for bus booking frequently to their customers.