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Madurai

Madurai, the second-largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of India. It is called the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu. Located on the bank of river Vaigai, Madurai is famous for its world-renowned temples. It was ruled by Pandya kings in the past. This city is constructed in the shape of a lotus, and thus also known as the Lotus city.

Often known as Athens of the east, Madurai comprises a number of temples and historical monuments. These temples are masterpieces of a great empire and their magnitude for civilization. The most famous temple here is Meenakshi Amman Temple, dedicated to the goddess Meenakshi with a sanctum for her consort, Sundareshwarar. Madurai is a great blend of Tamil, British and Islamic architectural work. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit Madurai every year in search of spiritual peace. This destination is more than 2500 years old.

Explore & Experience-

EXPLORE (Places to visit):

  • Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Flower Market
  • Gandhi Museum
  • Thirumalai Nayak Mahal
  • Mariamman Teppakulam
  • Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple
  • Koodal Azhagar Temple
  • Alagar Koil
  • Pazhamudhir Solai
  • Vaigai Dam
  • Samanar Hills

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE (Things to do):

  • Evening pooja ceremony at Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Chithirai Festival
  • Treat yourself to South Indian food
  • Shopping at Puthu Mandapam

 

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