Puthu Mandapam, Madurai

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  • Address: Near Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Shopping Center, Family And Kids, Hall
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About Puthu Mandapam, Madurai

A ‘Mandapan’ or Hall near the Meenakshi Amman Temple, the place is a shopping street filled with some of the oldest shops in Madurai. The shops date back to around 1921 and are passed down from generation to generation.

A walk here is a walk through history since the Mandapan itself holds some fascinating stories. The place was used for meetings by Indian freedom fighters during the British Raj!

Today the 125 pillared historic place gets lost in the lights and buzz of the shops which have engulfed it, but still exudes vibrancy and is a must-see for first time visitors.

Highlights include:

  • Brass and wooden articles
  • Textile shops

Puthu Mandapam Information

  • If you want to buy small local-made gifts, the place offers a wide variety to choose from.

How To reach Puthu Mandapam by Public Transport

  • Bus: At N Masi Bus Stop and Palace Road Bus Stop
  • Hire an Auto-rickshaw.
  • Hire a Taxi.

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