SOTC, which is part of the Kuoni India group, would soon hold talks with Tamil Nadu Tourism Corporation to offer package tours to more destinations in the south.

Tour operator SOTC, in association with Hotel High Point in the city, has launched a ‘Sacred South’ tour package covering important temples in and around Tiruchi.

Travellers can embark on the spiritual journey under the package which includes darshans at 10 major temples in and around the city covering the Srirangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Thiruvanaikovil Sri Jambukeswarar Akilandeswarar Temple, Rockfort Sri Thayumanaswamy Temple, Vayalur Sri Subramaniaswamy Temple, Samayapuram Sri Mariamman Temple, Gunaseelam Sri Prasanna Venkatachalapathi temple, Thiruvellarai Sri Pundarikaksha Perumal Temple, Uthamarkovil, Woraiyur Arulmigu Vekkaliamman Temple and Tirupattur Sri Brahmapureeswarar Temple.

The two nights/three day package starts at Rs.5,000 for a couple and includes two nights stay and a third night free at Hotel High Point in the city. The package will be valid till December.

Launching the package here on Friday, Sriram Rajmohan, Chief Financial Officer, Kuoni India Ltd., said this was the first pilgrim destination of the SOTC in the south.

SOTC, which is part of the Kuoni India group, would soon hold talks with the Tamil Nadu Tourism Corporation to offer package tours to more destinations in the south. The tour operator, he said, would add more focus on the south in the coming days.

G.Ravichandran, president, Tiruchi Travel Federation, while welcoming the introduction of the tour at affordable rates said that the federation too was taking steps to promote tourism destinations in and around Tiruchi.

The federation was also lobbying for improving the tourism infrastructure of the city.

With the Tiruchi Airport set to being accorded international status, there would be more scope for promoting the tourist destinations of the region, he said.

Anil Rai, Business Head, Holiday of India, Kuoni India Ltd., said travellers booking the Sacred South package would be given a complementary Divine India card using which they can have ‘live darshan’ of different places of worship online.

T.V.Anand, Managing Director, and T.V.Prabhu, Joint Managing Director, Hotel High Point, spoke.