Madurai is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Madurai one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Madurai is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Madurai or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Madurai. Explore the historical monuments of Madurai with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Madurai guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Madurai page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Madurai landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Madurai.
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Tallakulam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625020
10:00 am - 05:45 pm
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.
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Near Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
09:00 am - 08:30 pm
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...
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EChitrai Street, near Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
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.
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South Gate, S Marret St, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001
04:00 am - 11:00 pm
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...
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E Veli St, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 a...
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Near Cumbum, Suruli R.F. ,Tamil Nadu 625516
Located 130 kilometres from Madurai, the Suruli Falls is known for its 2 staged waterfall which embraces the lush green terrain. The place is perfect for trekkers who want to explore the lush green Megamalai mountain range. The special feature of the fall is that it is a year around fall. However, the best season to visit this place is between the ...