Places to Visit in Madurai-Packages by Best Travels in Madurai
If you are planning to visit Madurai, ensure that you include the following famous places to visit in Madurai
- Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple
The Meenakshi temple is a historic Hindu temple located in the heart of Madurai city.
It is dedicated to Meenakshi, a form of Parvati and her consort, sundarswar, a form of shiv.
The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500-year-old city of Madurai. There are an estimated 33,000 sculptures in the temple and it was in the list of top 30 nominees of the "New Seven Wonders of the World".
Opening hour for the temple is 5am to 12:30/4pm to 10pm all day. There is no entry fee to visit the temple. Photography is not allowed inside the temple.
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- Azhagar Kovil
Azhagar Kovil temple is one of the famous temples situated at the foothills of Alagar hills. This is important Vishnu mandir,this is one of the most ancient temples in India.It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Kallazhagar and his consort Lakshmi as Thirumamagal. The temple is surrounded by the ruins of a historic fort.
The impressive main tower at the entrance, believed to have been built by the Pandyan Kings, has some beautiful sculptures depicting scenes from the epics.
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- Thirumalai Nayak Palace
Thirumalai Nayak Palace built in 1635, by the king Thirumalai Nayak.The sound and light shows are conducted every evening at the palace,
Best time to visit is from October to June.This Palace is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Rajput styles. The building, which can be seen today,was the main Palace, in which the king lived.
This palace is situated 2 km southeast of the Meenakshi Amman Temple.
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- Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum not only boasts of a rich collection but also presents an alluring architecture. It was inaugurated in the year
of 1959 by Jawaharlal nehru.t is now one of the five Gandhi Sanghralayas (Gandhi Museums) in the country.
It includes a part of the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhi when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.
Gandhi Memorial Museum in Madurai comes under the Peace Museums Worldwide selected by the United Nations Organisation (UNO)
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Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple is the famous Hindu mandir dedicated to Lord Murugan. The enchanting location of the temple makes it a prime attraction amongst tourists visiting Madurai.
- Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple
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Tirupparankunram Murugan Temple is is situated 8 km south from Madurai district, dedicated to the Lord Subramanya.
This holy place is an early rock-cut temple which has cells that house the sanctums of Subramanya, Durga, Vinayakar, Shiva, and Vishnu.All the statues are carved on the wall of the parankundram rock. A curious feature of this temple is that the Gods Shiva and Vishnu face each other.
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