The beauty of Kerala and the spiritual charm make Jain Pilgrimage tour quite exciting. Amongst so many Hindu and Christian shrines, Jain Temples have also made their existence felt with exquisite architecture and of course its moral concepts and virtues. There were many Jain temples spread over Kerala in ancient times. Koodalmanikyam Temple in Irinjalakuda is believed to have been among them. Jainism came to Kerala in the third century BC soon after Chandragupta Maurya (B.C. 321-297), accompanied by the Jain monk Bhadrabahu, travelled to Shravanabelagola near Mysore. Their followers are believed to have journeyed further south, into present day Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in search of suitable places for meditation. Our pious tour will begin with the visit of 100 years old harmanath Jain temple at Mattancherry at Kochi. We shall also visit the Swetamber Murtipujak Temple, which also an important shrine in the city. The beautiful Alleppey would be our last destination for the tour, where we will pay homage to two exquisite Jain shrines of Shree Vasupujay Swami Jain Temple and Chettikulangara Bhagawathy Temple.
Begin your tour
Land Cochin railway station/airport
Welcome to Vardhman's "Kerala Short Jain Pilgrimage Tour"
Vardhman's representative will meet & greet you & then transfer you to your hotel. Fresh up & then The Dharmanath Jain temple at Mattancherry is over 100 years old and will soon attain the status of a Thirath, one of the holy places for the Jain community. Also visit Cochin Swetamber Murtipujak Jain Temple. The temple was constructed in Vtkram Samvat 1960 (1904 A.D) and the main idol installed is of Bhagwan Shri Dharmanath, the 15th Jain Tirthankar. Overnight: Hotel
Morning after breakfast drive to Perumbavoor. Reach & visit Kallil Temple, located 50kms north-east of Kochi, near Perumbavoor, this temple is carved out of a single rocked reached by climbing 120 steps. The Hindu goddess Durga is the main deity, while Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are also worshipped. The interesting feature of this temple is it's also a Jain temple with a statue of Mahavira.
Later drive back to Cochin & then visit the Dutch palace, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese fishing nets, St. Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Church. Overnight: Hotel
Early morning drive to Alleppey. Reach & check - In at your hotel. Fresh up & then visit Shree Vasupujay Swami Jain Temple. Later visit St. Andrews Church, Chettikulangara Bhagawathy Temple, and Alappuzha beach. OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: You may enjoy 1-2 hours houseboat trip in Alleppey backwaters. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast transfer to Cochin railway station/ airport to board train/flight for your onward destination with sweet & unforgettable memories of your tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations.