Top 4 Places to visit in Madurai

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Best things to do in Madurai and sightseeing in Madurai

With an intriguing history, the oldest inhabited city in the world is a delight to discover. Visited by people from all over the country, no tour of the south is complete without a visit to Madurai. Shree Meenakshi Sudareshwara Temple is a 2000-year-old temple and is a must visit when in Madurai. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There are four towers in the temple and each tower is embellished with a thousand sculptures symbolising an assortment of mythological themes. There are huge lines at multiple points in the temple so do keep patience. There are also a few rules that one must remember, especially women. Other points of interest in Madurai are Gandhi Museum, Pazhamudhir Solai and Koodal Azhagar Temple. The food in Madurai is a delight for food lovers! There are small stalls selling mutton rolls, which will have your taste buds thanking you.

Meenakshi Amman Kovil - Madurai

The life of the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu is said to revolve around the twin temples of Madurai. These are the temples of Sundereshwarar and Meenakshi which are like a city in itself. This is because the temples' complex consists of almost around 12 gopurams of various designs and heights. The lake inside is known as the Golden Pond as this was the sam place in which a golden lotus once grew for Indira Puja. The Ayiram Kaal Mandapam is the 1000 pillar temple and is the main attraction in the complex. The unique fact about this temple is that the pillars seem to be built in an exact straight line from any angle you view it from. This temple was built around 2000 years ago and still maintains the grandeur. Many rulers and kings have contributed for the building of this temple and the maximum came from King Thirumalai Naakkar.
A serene Temple, splendid Architecture and a Holy Shrine.
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The main attraction of Madurai, a vast temple with an emerald deity.
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Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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worship
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5:00 AM- 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Free

Padmam Hotel - Madurai

This is a one- stop destination for a luxurious vacation in Madurai. This hotel is just a little away from all the main attractions of the city but very close to places like the Meenakshi Temple, Chat Club and the Vegetable and Flower Market. This lovely property was made in the year 1993 and they look after all the guests with a lot of care. The rooms are very nice and comfortable and you get cable TVs, shower and non- smoking rooms along with complimentary bottles of water. Other facilities include free outdoor wifi, on- spot shops, tours, elevators and airport transfer also.
Well hotel is good. Bit expensive i would say, but worth it. About Madurai, pls try the Masala Dosa served at various outlets its the best you will get all over India.
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Meenakshi Temple - Madurai

This is the most important temple of the city of Madurai and also the most popular attraction. This temple complex shares space with the Sundereshwarar Temple and it is said that the life of Madurai revolves around these two temples. The original name of this temple is the Meenakshi Amman Kovil and the temple dates around 2000 years back. There are about 12 big and small shrines inside this temple complex and the Golden Lake is also situated inside the temple complex. The name golden lake was because the very rare, rather supernatural golden lotus grew in the pond here with which the first puja of Goddess Indira was done. The rulers who have ruled this place in the early years have all contributed hugely for the betterment and expansion of this great temple.
A landmark describing the vast and varied Indian culture.
Achal Gupta

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Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Things to do
worship
Open Hours
5:00 AM- 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Budget
Free

Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple - Madurai

Once a famous Tamil Poet named Avaiyyar and a devotee of Murugan came down to Madurai as their knowledge was tested by Lord Murugan in the disguise of a small boy. The temple now situated in Madurai has a tree and the incident which took place according the legend also took place under the same tree. The tree is still worshipped as this is where the Lord Murugan appeared with his two consorts Valli and Devaiyani. The three of them have since been the symbols of action, want and knowledge. People till date come here to seek blessings of the Lord and the Goddesses who can bless them for marriage, babies and academics.
A shrine dedicated to Lord Murugan, son of Lord Shiva.
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Best time to visit
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Things to do
worship
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Budget
Free

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