Top Historical Places in Madurai

Are you looking to explore the history of Madurai through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Madurai including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Madurai. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Madurai ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Madurai, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Madurai for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Madurai with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Gandhi Memorial Museum

    Museum, Historical Site

    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
  2. Kazimar Big Mosque And Maqbara

    Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    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
  3. Saint Mary's Cathedral

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    Saint Mary's Cathedral

    Religious Site, Tower, Architecture , Cathedral

    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
  4. Suruli Falls

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    Suruli Falls

    Cave, Historical Site

    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 months June - October, when the thickness of th...Read more
  5. Thirumalai Nayak Palace


    Thirumalai Nayak Palace is the royal palace of Madurai, built by the king of the Madurai's Nayaka dynasty, King Thirumalai Nayak. The king ruled Madurai from 1623 to 1659, and the palace was built in the year 1636. Boasting of a fusion of architectural artwork, the designs display Dravidian as well as Rajput styles. The palace was originally much larger than what we see today, and was also one ...Read more