Family and Kids in Madurai

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Madurai? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Madurai, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Madurai.
Plan a marvelous family trip at the budget you are looking without missing the fun!

Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Madurai for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Meenakshi Amman Temple

    Family and Kids

    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 heavens announced that the third breast would go away when she met her future husband. The princess was trained like any other royal blood and she soon captured most of the lands and the heavens with h...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal

    Family and Kids

    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 intricate design and a spell-binding light and sound show which makes the whole palace come to life. Take a walk along its beautiful corridors embraced by strong yet detailed pillars. Highlights inclu...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Gandhi Memorial Museum

    Family and Kids

    A palace built in the 17th century was converted to a Museum and inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1959 to hold all the precious belongings of M.K. Gandhi who was brutally assassinated with a gunshot after the Indian independence. The museum pays tribute to his endeavors and has a section of exhibits which show the freedom struggle of India. Highlights include: Over 100 articles belonging to ...Read more
  4. Amazing Madurai attraction for kids
    Koodal Azhagar Temple

    Family and Kids

    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 display of Gods and Goddesses and a pyramidal shape which is seen in most of the temples in the region. The temple is visited by locals for offering their respects to Vishnu while tourists will lo...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Alagar Koyil

    Family and Kids

    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 story of the temple. The Sage would only be free of the cruse after getting blessed by Lord Sundararajar (known as Kallazhakar).The sage offered his deepest prayers to the Lord which made the god asce...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Madurai
    Samanar Caves

    Family and Kids

    Located 11 kilometers from Madurai, The Samanar hills are home to ancient Jain Carvings that date back to the 9th Century. The caves have two main sculptures- Settipodavu (Mahavira) and Pechipallam (Thirthankara). It was here that hundreds of Jain monks undertook ‘sallekena’ or ‘fast unto death’. The incident is mentioned in 2000-year-old Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions and Va...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Puthu Mandapam

    Family and Kids

    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...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

    Family and Kids

    One of the most beautiful Manadapams or Halls in Madurai, the AayiramKaalMandapam is known as the 1000 pillar Hall (985 to be precise). The manadapam is located on the grounds of the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The hall is carved out of a single rock and the pillars all bear carvings depicting various God and Goddesses from Indian Mythology. The pillars are well maintained and give you a peek into ...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

    Family and Kids

    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 its gigantic size. The colors that burst at the entrance gives a peek of what lies inside and the story behind the temple only adds more charm to the place. Mythology says this is where Lord Murug...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Gorippalayam Dargah

    Family and Kids

    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 Sultan AlauddinBadusharazi and HazratKhaja Syed SulthanShamsuddin. Both the Sultans contributed towards the spread of Islam in the region. The GorippalayamDargah welcomes people from everywhere to expe...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Athisayam

    Park, Theme Park, Water Park

    Athisayam amusement theme park is located on a 20-acre area on the outskirts of Madurai. With it's 20 water rides and 40 games it offer an unforgettable experience to the entire family. The main Athisayam theme park rides can be divided into two categories: 1. Athisayam Water Rides There are a number of water rides in the park and each water ride has an age restriction. Courtalla...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Kazimar Big Mosque And Maqbara

    Family and Kids

    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 descendant of Prophet Muhammad who came from Oman. HazratKaziAyedTajuddin received this land from the Pandyan King Kulasekara and constructed this Mosque. The Mosque has a Madrasah- which still teache...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Saint Mary's Cathedral

    Family and Kids

    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 in the early 20th century. In 1969, the church was elevated to the status of Cathedral. Today, the place is one of the star attractions in the city and art, history, and architecture lovers admire...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Vaigai Dam

    Park, Picnic Spot

    The Vaigai Dam is located on Vaigai River and is a famous picnic spot for locals during rainy season. Located 60 kilometers from Madurai, the place has a beautiful park and also has a promenade making it a perfect location to walk around. If you are looking for a quaint spot in Madurai which is away form all the hustle-bustle of the city, be sure to visit the dam. The view of the city and the s...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

    Family and Kids

    An artificial water lake formed when the area was mined to build the ThiruvalaimNayyak Palace, VandiyoorMariammanTeppakulum shines its best during evenings- when the whole lake reflects the city. A sight to behold during festivals, the whole tank is perfect for a quiet evening stroll. The tank has a couple of granite steps which lead to the water- perfect for experiencing the vibe of the temple...Read more