Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) has announced a five-day Jain circuit tour covering most of the Jain sites in Tamil Nadu starting on March 16 from Chennai.
Places To Be Covered:
Chiththannavasal in Pudukottai, Samanarmalai Theerthangarar abode and Brahmi inscription in Madurai, Ladan Koil in Madurai Yanaimalai, Kidaripatti Jain monuments and Jain Cave in Melur, Rock Cut temple in Thirumangalam, Sri Vettuvan Koil and Jain abode in Kazhugumalai in Tuticorin district, Thirunarunkodai in Ulundurpet, Arunachalaleswara temple in Tiruvannamalai, Vallimalai and Thiruparuthikundram Jain sites in Vellore district and return to Chennai.
“Queries on this circuit and bookings are very good since Jains in Tamil Nadu as well as from other parts of the country make a point to visit these spiritual sites”, say Tourism officials in Chennai.
Tour Package Inclusions: (as per TTDC)
The tour package would include transport, accommodation and food.
• Single room with air-conditioned accommodation and A/C coach will cost INR 16,000 for adults and INR 8,000 for children.
• Single room with non-air conditioned accommodation and A/C coach will cost INR 13,000 for adults and INR 7,500 for children.
• Double room with air-conditioned accommodation and A/C coach will cost INR 11,000.
• Double room with non air-conditioned accommodation and A/C coach will cost INR 9,500.
TTDC office in Chennai at toll free number 1800-4253-1111
Not many would know that during the Sangam era, Jainism thrived in Tamil Nadu and the state is dotted with numerous sites associated with Jainism. On this trip, the tourists will be taken to the carved cave temples of Jainism and rekindle spiritual connections at various abodes dedicated to Jain tirthankaras.
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