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Madurai City

Madurai Tourist Places-Southtourism

The aroma of jasmine flowers fills the air of Madurai and gives us pleasure as we enter its threshold, which was held in high regard by many ancient poets. There are plenty of places you must visit that show the finest examples of the traditional Dravidian way of life. This dazzling city takes pride in being the capital city of the Pandiya kings and Thirumalai Nayakkar. Everyone here admires the architectural style very much. Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai is one of the most famous temples in India. Apart from the architecture, this city is known for its South Indian spicy foods, scrumptious jigarthanda, and fluffy idly (rice cake).


The temperature during the summer is around 40 degrees, and the minimum in the winter is 24 degrees.

Places to visit:

Meenakshi Amman Temple : Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the temples that is very famous all over the world. This mind-blowing temple demands a second visit, and the sculptures are so mesmerizing that they will make our eyeballs glued to them. It's said, that Goddess Meenakshi and God Shiva tied the knot in this stunning work of art. The golden lotus tank inside the temple adds a feather to the hat of this temple. Another exclusive feature of this temple is the thousand-pillar hall and the musical pillars. Every nook and cranny of this temple is so stunning and attractive. Do not miss an opportunity to visit this dazzling temple.

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal : Goggle at the startling sculptures of India's icon, the Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal. This monumental piece is housed, in the east of Madurai and is always jam-packed with tourists from dawn to dusk. Every part of this Mahal is meticulously done and is adorned with giant pillars 82 feet in height and 19 feet in width. This palace surpasses all other monuments in Tamil Nadu. As if adding beauty to the beauty queen, there is an awesome light and sound show during the evenings at the dancing hall of this Mahal.

Gandhi Museum : To pay tribute to the Father of the Nation, Gandhi Ji, this archaic palace has been renovated into a memorial building. Its inspirational beauty and tranquillity attract millions a day. This place has profound collections of Gandhi Ji’s letters to Subramaniya Bharathi, Adolf Hitler, and Nehru Ji, along with many rare clicks of Gandhi from his childhood till his assassination. There is also a blood-strained vestment worn by Gandhi during his assassination; the plate, spoon, sandals, and spectacles used by him are all conserved in a vacuum glass box.

Thiruparankundram : Thiruparankundram is one of the six army camps of Lord Muruga. He graces majestically from the sanctum sanctorum with his spouse, Deivanai. It is folklore that this is the place where Muruga and Deivanai tied the knot. Apart from this temple, there is also a well-maintained eco-friendly park near the temple.

Chitirai Festival : Madurai is the city of festivals and is always busy with decorations and preparations. The Chitirai festival, which falls in April, is the longest in the world and lasts for a month. During this period, the whole city turns out to be a boisterous one and is filled with Josh. The first 15 days are dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and the rest to Lord Alagar, and every evening there is a God and Goddess march that is accompanied by thousands of people. Visit the city during this colourful month and enjoy the celebrations up to the core.

Travel Mode :

Bus : National highways connect major cities, and are a well-developed road network.

Rail : Madurai Junction is one of the main train stations; you can take a local bus or hire a taxi to explore the city.

Airport : The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport, located about 12 kilometres from the city centre.