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  • Internet Availability:Good
  • STD Code:0452
  • Languages Spoken:Tamil and English
  • Major Festivals:Pongal , Jallikattu, Chithirai Festival,Festival of the Cradle and Avanimoolam Festival
  • Notes/Tips:You can visit Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari as these places are nearby

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Madurai Overview

  • Ideal Trip Duration: 1 Night 2 Days
  • Nearest City Madurai: Rameshwaram
  • Best Time to Visit Madurai: Through out the year
  • Peak Season: April to June
  • Weather Info: Moderate
  • State: Tamilnadu

Madurai Tourism

About Madurai

With Murugan temples, cultural sites, Vandiyur Mariamman temple, Gandhi Museum, Narasingam Caves and what not, Madurai becomes a prime representative city of South India and a definite city among best places to visit in Tamilnadu. With so many sites available here which are of extreme significance ranging from the religious perspective, the historical perspective and even the artistic perspective. You must bring an artistic lens along on your next trip to Tamilnadu and make the most of the raw ancient beauty spread in the vast city of Madurai and capture it in your lens and share it with the world. 

Madurai History

MADURAI has a rich history dating back to 3rd century BCE. The Pandyan Dynasty made MADURAI its capital city. Its name has appeared in many ancient works of Ptolemy, Strabo as well as many other prominent ancient historians. Other dynasties to have ruled over this city are Kalabhra, Cholas, Delhi Sultanate, Vijayanagar Empire, Nayaks, and other conquerers like ArcotNawab, Chandra Sahib and Muhammed Yusuf Khan. 

Major Attractions

World famous Meenakshi Amman temple, NarasingamWith intricate peacock sculptures, wonderful temples within caves of Narasingam, Narasingavalli, Devasena and Muruga, the wonderful intricate temple is among the most worshipped and one of the best places to visit in Tamilnadu and a key part of every Madurai tour package

Madurai Meenakshi Temple

Probably one of Southern India’s most famous temples, the Madurai Meenakshi temple is a jewel of this ancient city. It was constructed between 1623 and 1655 and is renowned for its exquisite Dravidian styled architectural beauty. The temple has 12 gopurams and is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi or Parvati. 

Vandiyur MariammanTeppakulam Madurai Temple

The renowned temple of VandiyurMariammanTeppakulam is one of the most worshipped sacred sites of the beloved Hindu Lord Ganesha and Pechi Amman across the lovely city of MADURAI. The temple is known across the nation for its sacred pond area which makes it home to one of the biggest sacred tanks across the South Indian borders.

The Pazhamudir Solai

It is among the most popular Murugan temples in the cultural state of Tamilnadu. A magnificent hilltop is the site of the sacred temple of the South Indian deity Murugan. With legends, lush waterfalls and beliefs associated with the ancient temple, the site surely counts among the best places to visit in Tamilnadu and a prime inclusion in every Madurai tour package

The Gandhi Museum

With several replicas created here from Mahatma Gandhi's home village in Gujrat, the renowned site of the Gandhi Museum is home to innumerable artifacts and letters collected from his lifetime. With an extremely rich library created in his honor, the Gandhi Museum in Madurai is one of the best places to visit in Tamilnadu and a must inclusion in every Madurai tour package

All these fantastic places make madurai one of the representative cities of Tamilnadu which must be visited on your next trip to Tamilnadu.

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