On a visit to Madurai you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Madurai. These places are what Madurai is all about. These must see places in Madurai will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001
05:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 ca...
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Panthadi 1st Street, Mahal Area, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 b...
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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 Periyar Bus Stand, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001
05:30 am - 09:00 pm
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 ...
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Solaimalai Hill, Madurai 625001, India
06:00 am - 08:00 pm
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 deep...
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Vadivelkarai Road, Kilakuyilkudi, Tamil Nadu 625019
06:00 am - 06:00 pm
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...
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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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Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu 625005
05:00 am - 09:00 pm
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...
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Gorippalayam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
07:00 am - 07:00 pm
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.
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Madurai - Dindigul Main Road, Paravai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625010
10:00 am - 06:30 pm
If you want to beat the heat in Madurai, then head to the Athisayam Theme Park which has a number of water rides (a must if you are visiting during summers) and dry rides too!
The park is a summer weekend getaway for locals.
Roar of Falls
Science Park (for kids around age 4-9)