Madurai Tourism & Travel Guide

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.
Best time to visit Madurai is from October to March

Trips and Itineraries for Madurai

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Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India
Next day began with a beautiful sunrise from the roof top and a perfect view of Meenakshi Temple. But watching it from distance was not our sole purpose for visiting Madurai. So we got ready and went to Meenakshi Temple and the tour to Meenakshi Temple began with a line not a big one but yes there was a line which was moving faster than any other usual temples line I have ever seen. The proof of it was that we covered the entire temple in an hour or so, after which we sat near a small pool of water inside the temple and after two hours when we were done mesmerizing ourselves with the adoring beauty of the temple we finally left the place with wonderful memories.
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Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Panthadi 1st St, Mahal Area, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India
After this wonderful visit to the temple we were hungry, so we started searching for a good restaurant that serves good North Indian food and we found one near Meenakshi Temple Sree Mohan Bhojnalay, at first it looked like just some ordinary place to eat but their food was one of the best North Indian food I had in Tamil Nadu. After which we proceeded towards our next stop which was Thirumalai Nayak Palace, a Palace that has been turned into a museum and a theatre but one can still witness a great work of architecture and an essence of era in which it was built will always be present in that place.
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Weekend Getaways from Madurai  

Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,October,November,December
For a dose of south Indian culture with a side of French flavours, travel to the city of Pondicherry (also known as Puducherry), perched on India’s east coast in Tamil Nadu. Peppered with Gallic landscapes of bougainvillea draped colonial townhouses, pastel villas and leafy boulevards, Pondicherry is a haven for both – the traveller in the quest for spiritual awakening, and the leisure-seeking tourist. One of the Puducherry’s most sacred attractions, is the internationally acclaimed Sri Aurobindo Ashram located off Goubert Ave. Drawing lakhs of devotees from across the world every year, the grounds are home to the shrines of Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa (The Mother), and a meditation hall, which is one of the most peaceful places to visit in Pondicherry. Another must visit destination is the township of Auroville that was founded in 1968, located 8kms away from Pondicherry. The community, houses people of 45 nationalities. One of the lesser known things to do in Puducherry is bird watching at the Ousteri Wetlands, 10kms from the heart of the town. You could spend your mornings at city’s major beaches - Auroville, Serenity, Promenade and Paradise, and end your trip with a walk along the seafront promenade, as you chase the setting sun.


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