TN Tourism to launch 10 special tour packages

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited will soon launch 10 special tour packages in an attempt to give tourists visiting Tamil Nadu a chance to experience religious architecture and soak them in divine fervour in Hindu religious sites in the state.

Carrying forward the idea of launching a one-day tour to all important temples in the state as announced by Tamil Nadu Tourism Minister Gokula Indira in the state Assembly last year, TTDCL has come up with 10 special packages that includes visits to notable religious sites in the state.

The packages include a tour to nine Nagarathar temples in Sivaganga district -Illaiyathangudi, Illupaikudi,Iranikoil, Mathur, Nemam, Pillaiyarpatti, Soorakudi, Vairavankovil, and Velangudi temples near Karaikudi.

Another tour includes visit to Divya Desam temples in Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur districts and a tour to Thirukkadaiyur temple in Nagapattinam district.

TTDCL also has tours to Yelagiri Hills and Kolli Hills for those interested in hiking and trekking.

Another interesting package in the bouquet of tours is exclusively organised around places that held importance during the nation`s freedom struggle.

Named `Freedom Fighters` Circuit Tour,` it takes tourists around places associated with the freedom struggle and memorials and birthplaces of freedom fighters from the state.

These packages will be launched this month, going by the government order passed on February 29 in this regard, TTDC sources said.