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Rural tourist circuit in Tamil Nadu

Rural tourist circuit in Tamil Nadu
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First Published: Wed, Aug 22 2007. 12 44 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Aug 22 2007. 12 44 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: A rural tourist cirucut is going to be developed, with special focus on more than 100 model villages in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The Jain Circuit, which offers trips to Jain monuments in Tamil Nadu, including those in Thiruparthikundram, Vallimalai, Tirumalai, Tirunathar Kundru, Melchittamur, ittannavasal and Uthamapalayam, attracts more tourists from north Indian states, especially Rajasthan.
With the state having five World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO, including the Shore Temple at Mamallapuram, Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur and Nilgiris mountain railway, the World Heritage Circuit is fast becoming a popular part of tourist itineraries.
To attract more tourists to Tamil Nadu, the TTDC will organize travel marts and participate in fairs across the country and even abroad.
Earlier, the corporation had announced that it would launch a 14-day South India Tour by rail and road on 23September from Delhi to facilitate visits by people in northern states.
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First Published: Wed, Aug 22 2007. 12 44 PM IST