Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Madurai

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

  1. Gandhi Memorial Museum

    #1 of 7 Historical Places in Madurai
    Gandhi Memorial Museum

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site

    Address: Tallakulam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625020

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:45 pm Details

    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...Read more

  2. Puthu Mandapam

    #2 of 7 Historical Places in Madurai
    Puthu Mandapam

    Tags: Shopping Center, Hall

    Address: Near Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

    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...Read more

  3. Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

    #3 of 7 Historical Places in Madurai
    Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

    Tags: Hall

    Address: EChitrai Street, near Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 T...Read more

  4. Kazimar Big Mosque And Maqbara

    #4 of 7 Historical Places 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

  5. Saint Mary's Cathedral

    #5 of 7 Historical Places 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

  6. Suruli Falls

    #6 of 7 Historical Places in Madurai
    Suruli Falls

    Tags: Cave, Mountain, Waterfall, Historical Site

    Address: Near Cumbum, Suruli R.F. ,Tamil Nadu 625516

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 Me...Read more

  7. Thirumalai Nayak Palace

    #7 of 7 Historical Places in Madurai
    Thirumalai Nayak Palace

    Tags: Palace

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

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more

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