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Based on our experiences and observations this past year, several new initiatives will be offered for the appreciation of the very diverse public which visits the Village:  

The Heritage Village Monsoon Walk (June 1st through September 30) – an experiential journey through a sunshine-drenched or rain-soaked village, depending upon the whimsical monsoon weather! 

The Heritage Village Walk (October 1st onwards) taking visitors through the lanes and bazaars of Heritage Village to view the elegant structures from the outside, as well as the interiors of one house; 

Heritage by Night (November onwards) when visitors can see the village structures specially lit up. This will be on special calendar occasions to be announced shortly.

3 newly curated Zonal tours (December onwards) each in a different topography of the Village, enabling visitors to see the interiors of 4 select structures and one museum. Visitors will need to check the schedule online to see which tours is offered on specific days;

The Museum Tours (January onwards) for scholars, artists and aestheticians, this tour showcases our curated collections, among them Raja Ravi Verma Museum and the one of a kind Museum of Thanjavur Paintings;

The Museum of Toys and Play Things (December onwards) is a visit especially intended for groups of school children. The collection will soon have a dedicated space in Vijayanath Shenoy’s own Hasta Shilpa Heritage House. This stand-alone structure in its own compound is the flagship of Heritage Village and is easily accessible to groups of young school children.

The Vijayanath Shenoy Cultural Series (November/December onwards; specific performances to be announced in due course) consisting of music, theatre, and dance performances to make Heritage Village the complete cultural complex it was envisioned by our Founder. 

Workshops for children (summer 2018) including storytelling, heritage, environment and art.

A National Symposium on ‘Aesthetics and Built Heritage’ on the first death anniversary of Mr Shenoy in mid March.

Special Tours for Special Interests (will be announced as we access scholars and professionals) such as rural design, domestic artefacts, social spaces, gendered lives and the like. These will be offered through the year by visiting professionals who will be invited to interpret the village from these perspectives.