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Madurai , Tamil Nadu

Madurai is an ancient city. There is no other way for i. It has ancient history in its very soils. One of the cities that have been continuously inhabited for over two thousand years and it has been continuously prosperous too. This is a city that has seen and recorded so much of our history that it is partly responsible for us knowing what went on so many years back. The first recorded history of this grand city was in the3rd century BCE by Megastenes and this is a city that has been on the path of progress ever since. The third largest city in Tamil Nadu, Madurai has many nicknames and the one as temple city fits it totally. This is the quintessential and original temple city indeed. The whole city of Madurai is built around the Menakshi Amman temple. Even if you are not an architect, this is the one temple that you must have studied in absolute detail in your history books for a very long time. This is the temple which attracts thousand of people to Madurai every year and is one of the greatest in the world. This temple forms the heart and the lifeline of a 2500 year old city. Dedicated to Parvati, this is a place which made the list of top 30 in the new seven wonders of the world. This temple is reason enough for anyone to visit Madurai. This is an ancient city and you will get to see sights that will leave you awestruck. The Thirumalai Nayak Palace in its grandeur is one of them. There are some great celebrated places of worship such as the Koodal Azhagar Temple, Thiruparankundram, Kazimar Big Mosque and Alagar Koyil among many others. Madurai will reveal to you a legacy of 2500 years. Be ready to be absolutely stunned by the knowledge.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 32.0°C /90.0°F 76 mm 461feet 8522.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Gandhi Museum

    "The National Gandhi Museum or Gandhi Memorial Museum is a museum located in New Delhi, India showcasing the life and principles of Mahatma Gandhi. The museum first opened in Mumbai, shortly after Gandhi was assassinated in 1948. The museum relocated several times before moving to Rajghat, New Delhi in 1961.Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948. Shortly after his death, collectors began searching India for anything of importance about Gandhi. Originally the personal items, newspapers, and books related to Gandhi were taken to Mumbai. In 1951, the items were moved to buildings near the Kota House in New Delhi. The museum moved again in 1957 to a mansion.\nIn 1959, The Gandhi Museum moved for a final time to Rajghat, New Delhi next to the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi. The museum officially opened in 1961, on the 13th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, when Dr. Rajendra Prasad, then President of India, formally opened the new location.[1]"

    Gandhi Museum

  • Thirumalai Nayak Mahal

  • Vaigai Dam

    "The Vaigai Dam is built across the Vaigai River near Andipatti, in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu, southern India. It provides water for irrigation for the Madurai district and the Dindigul district as well as drinking water to Madurai and Andipatti.[1] Near the dam, the Government of Tamil Nadu has constructed an Agricultural Research Station for researching the growing of a variety of crops, including rice, sorghum, blackgram, cowpea and cotton.[2]"

    Vaigai Dam

  • Alagar Koil

    "Azhakar Kovil (Thirumaliruncholai or Azhakar temple), is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu situated 21 km from the city of Madurai, which lies in the Tamil Nadu state of India.\nWhen some historic and original facts surface, people tend to treat them with reverence as it seems to be happening in Thenur, a village in the interiors, 20 km off Madurai city.\nVillagers here relive an event with much fanfare which is believed to have been performed here four Centuries ago.\n\"Mandooga Maharishi's redemption is an event that was unique to our village. We are trying to revive the ritual,\" says hereditary temple trustee P. Neduchezia Pandian."

    Alagar Koil

  • Koodal Azhagar Temple

    "Koodal Azhagar Koil is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the center of the city of Madurai, Tamilnadu, India. Koodal is another name for Madurai and Azhaghar means The beautiful one, in Tamil. The temple is an ancient one and very close to the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple. It is one of the 108 divyadesams the holy abodes of Vishnu."

    Koodal Azhagar Temple

  • Mariamman Teppakulam

    "Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam (Tamil:????????? ?????????? ????????????) is the pond located near to Vandiyur Mariamman Temple and situated at a distance of about 2 km from the Meenakshi Amman Temple. Literally, Teppakulam means temple pond mainly used for devotional festivals.\nThe tank is connected to Vaigai River through an ingenious system of underground Channels. It has total of 12 long stairs (steps) made of granite on all four sides. The temple as well as the stairs was built by the King Thirumalai Nayak. In the centre of the tank there is a Madapam called Maiya Mandapam (Central Mandapam) with Vinayakar temple and garden.[1]"

    Mariamman Teppakulam

  • Meenakshi Temple

    "Meenakshi Amman Temple (Other names : Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Tiru-aalavaai [1][2] or Meenakshi Amman Kovil) is a historic Hindu temple located in the southern bank of river Vaigai[3] in the temple city[4] of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati who is known as Meenakshi and her consort, Shiva, named here as Sundareswarar. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500 year old city[5] of Madurai. The complex houses 14 gateway towers called gopurams, ranging from 45-50m in height, the tallest being the southern tower, 51.9 metres (170 ft) high,[6] and two golden sculptured vimana, the shrine over sanctum of the main deities. The temple is a significant symbol for the Tamil people, and has been mentioned since antiquity in Tamil literature, though the present structure is built during 1623 to 1655 CE[6][7][8] The temple attracts 15,000 visitors a day, around 25,000 during Fridays[9] and gets an annual revenue of sixty millionINR. There is an estimated 33,000 sculptures in the temple[9] and it was in the list of top 30 nominees of the \"New Seven Wonders of the World\". The annual 10 day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam festival celebrated during April-May attracts 1 million visitors."

    Meenakshi Temple

  • Pazhamudhir Solai

    "Pazhamudircholai is a Hindu temple, located about 16 kilometres north of Madurai, India atop a hill covered with dense forests. One of the six important abodes (Arupadaiveedu) of Lord Muruga, it is close to the Vishnu temple of Azhagar Kovil. It is said that the actual temple was Alzhagar Koil, which was shifted or relocated now as Pazhamudircholai during Thirumalai Naicker rule in Madura"

    Pazhamudhir Solai

  • Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple

    "Thiruparankundram is a panchayat town in Madurai district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This Panchayat has been added to the Madurai Corporation and the first local body election for Corporation was held on 18th Oct 2011. Thiruparankundram is known for its ancient temple of Hindu Deity Murugan. It also has the Islamic Dargah (Grave shrine) of Hazrat Sulthan Sikandhar Badhusha Shaheed at the top of Thiruparankundram hill."

    Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple


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