Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Madurai

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Madurai is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Madurai a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Madurai.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Madurai:

  1. Meenakshi Amman Temple

    #1 of 11 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madurai
    Meenakshi Amman Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001

    Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Temple dedicate to an avatar of Goddess Parvati, the Meenakshi Temple comes with an interesting story. The princess Tadaatagai (avatar of Parvati) was born with three breasts and a voice from the heav...Read more

  2. Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal

    #2 of 11 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madurai
    Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal

    Tags: Architecture

    Address: Panthadi 1st Street, Mahal Area, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Built in 1636 AD by KingThirumalaiNayak, the Thirumalain Nayakkar Mahal is one of the most visited places in the city by tourists and locals alike owing to its larger than life architecture, royal int...Read more

  3. Koodal Azhagar Temple

    #3 of 11 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madurai
    Koodal Azhagar Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Near Periyar Bus Stand, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001

    Timings: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Yet another of Madurai’s famous temples, KoodalAzhagar Temple is dedicated to Vishnu (the Protector) and is one of his 108 abodes. The temple greets you at its gate with a colorful and intricate...Read more

  4. Alagar Koyil

    #4 of 11 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madurai
    Alagar Koyil

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Solaimalai Hill, Madurai 625001, India

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    This depicts the legendary story of a sage (Suthapas) who ignored a Maharishi while he was taking a bath in the river and was cursed by the Maharishi to take the form of a Frog, forms the historic sto...Read more

  5. Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

    #5 of 11 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madurai
    Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu 625005

    Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    One of the most ancient (believed to be built before the 7thcentury) and lavishly carved temple in south India, the ThiruparankundramMurugan temple makes a first time visitor rather speechless just by...Read more

  6. Gorippalayam Dargah

    #6 of 11 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madurai
    Gorippalayam Dargah

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site

    Address: Gorippalayam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    TheGorippalayamDargah was built by King ThiruvalaiNayak and remains one of the most tranquil places to visit in Madurai. The Mosque has the tombs of two sultans from Yemen namely HazratKhaja Syed Sult...Read more

  7. Kazimar Big Mosque And Maqbara

    #7 of 11 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madurai
    Kazimar Big Mosque And Maqbara

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: South Gate, S Marret St, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001

    Timings: 04:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    Built in the 13th century, the Kazimar Big Mosque and Maqbara is the oldest mosque in the city and the first place of worship for Muslims. The Mosque was built by HazratKazi Syed Tajuddin- a blood des...Read more

  8. Saint Mary's Cathedral

    #8 of 11 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madurai
    Saint Mary's Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Tower, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: E Veli St, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    One of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in India, the Saint Mary’s Cathedral is known for its classic European architecture and Roman-styled bell tower. Founded in 1840, the church was rebuilt...Read more

  9. Pazhamudhir Solai

    #9 of 11 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madurai
    Pazhamudhir Solai

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: NearAlagarKoil Temple, Madurai, India‬

    Timings: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm Details

    One of the 6 holy abodes of Lord Murugan, the PazhamudhirSolai temple is yet another of Madurai’s many spectacular temples which showcase beautiful designs and marvelous architecture. Located in...Read more

  10. Iskcon Temple

    #10 of 11 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madurai
    Iskcon Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Mani Nagaram Main Street, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001

    Timings: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The ISKON temples are spread wide around the world and Madurai has it own ISKON Temple near the Mani Nagaram main street. The temple is known for its elaborate Krishna and Radha Idols which forms the ...Read more

  11. Cottage Arts Emporium

    #11 of 11 Art and Cultural Attractions in Madurai
    Cottage Arts Emporium

    Tags: Shopping Center, Arts And Crafts, Specialty Shop

    Address: 36, N Chitrai St, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The local shopping center of the city, Cottage Arts Emporium is the best place to shop if you are looking for hand-madearticles, hand-crafted jewelry, showpieces, and artefacts made for stone, wood, g...Read more

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