"Athens Of The East "- A Day Tour Of Madurai

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can also pick up guest from city center hotels / fixed point within city center.
    Madurai Airport, Madurai India
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Madurai is known for its temples constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture by Pandyan and Madurai Nayak kings. It is also one of the most remarkable Hindu pilgrimage centers in India. Madurai is also called Junctions City (Koodal nagaram), Jasmine City (Malligai maanagar), Temple City (Koil maanagar), City that never sleeps (Thoonga nagaram) and Four Junctions City (Naanmada koodal).
Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, regarded one of the South's wonders.
Visit the renowned Meenakshi amman temple, known to have 33,000 sculptors.
* Exploring Gandhi Museum

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Stop At: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Venmani Rd, Sellur, Madurai 625002 India
Our rider will pick you up at 8:30 a.m. from your Madurai hotel / fixed point and begin your trip with the English Speaking Guide.
Your first stop dedicated to Parvathi at Meenakshi Amman Temple, the mother of Lord Shiva. Built between 1623 and 1655 CE, it was one of the top 30 nominees of the' New Seven Wonders of the World' and known to have an anticipated 33,000 numbers.
In addition to that, the prominent ' Thousand Pillared Hall. ' Each column images the Dravidian gods are the Musical Pillars, just outside this lobby, to the west. Each column generates a distinct melodic note when it is hit.
Your visit would be the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, one of the southern wonders. Madurai was a major trading center visited by the Portuguese, Netherlands and other Europeans during the 17th century.As such, all these individuals and an Italian architect were hired by the king to design this huge palace. The palace's layout involves Dravidian, Islamic and European style architecture. The palace involves a large courtyard encircled by huge circular pillars and a room with a throne, covered by a 60-70 ft high dome.
Afterwards, enjoy your local restaurant lunch. (By agreement of your own).
After this trip to the Gandhi Memorial Museum, you can see the exhibitions divided into three remarkable segments, "India Fights for Freedom," "Mahatma Gandhi's Visual Biography" and "Relics and Replicas." Also visit the ground floor of the Philatelic Gallery on Gandhi.
Your trip will end after this, our driver will drop you back to your Madurai hotel / fixed point.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai India
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Gandhi Memorial Museum, Tamukkam, Madurai 625020 India
Duration: 1 hour


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Pick up and drop back to hotel.
  • Complementary water bottles, per person per bottle.
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
  • Entry/Admission - Gandhi Memorial Museum


  • Any kind of food and beverage untill or unless specified
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

For entering places of worship and chosen museums, a dress code is needed. No shorts or tops that are not sleevely permitted. For both males and females, knees and shoulders MUST be coated. If you do not meet these criteria, you may risk denied admission.

Gandhi Memorial Museum is closed on Fridays

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate