Spiritual tourism can attract visitors to Trinidad & Tobago

SPIRITUAL tourism has become a new buzzword in the travel and tours circuit around the world including Trinidad and Tobago with its beautiful temples which have the potential for attracting foreign visitors outside the carnival season, according to Dr Kumar Mahabir.

It is especially for this reason that the Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) adopted the theme "Temples and Tourism in Trinidad" for this year's edition of its Divali magazine.

He referred to the Hare Krishna temple in Longdenville which, he said, houses an altar of breathtaking beauty with craft items in the form of deities, saints, peacocks and flowers and Penal where there is the Shiva Temple where scores of devotees converge weekly to seek a symbolic stone's reputed healing powers.