The town is till not ready to play host to the aradhana traveller yet.
Those who come from Bangalore or Andhra Pradesh tend to book into hotels in Thanjavur ( 12 mms away), the middle class folks checking into dinghy lodges here. Some chathrams also offer space and wash facilities.
But all food shops are shut after 10 p.m. On Monday night, the swathes of rasikas who streamed out of the pandal after the string of concerts by famous artistes grabbed the food they could on the main road.
Dosas and parotta was all that some shops offered and that too ran out in 30minutes. The famed shop for Asokha Halwa keeps open till midnight.
The local police though have diverted the heavy traffic that runs the town; it roars after 10 p.m