10 Best Places to Visit in Madurai, Tamil Nadu | Madurai Tourism

10 Best Places to Visit in Madurai, Tamil Nadu | Madurai Tourism

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»1. Meenakshi Amman Mandir

This temple is a historic Hindu temple located in the heart of historic Madurai city. This temple is dedicated to Meenakshi, a form of Parvati and her consort, Sundareswar - a form of Shiva.

Distance from the airport: 11 KM

Opening hours: 5.am to 12.30.pm / 4.pm to 10.pm Daily

Best time to visit: All year

Entry fee: Free

Photography: Not allowed inside


»2. Alagar Kovil

This is is one of the prominent temples situated at the foothills of Alagar hills. Azhagar Kovil is an important Vishnu Mandir. this is one of the most ancient temples in India.

Distance from the airport: 32 KM

Opening hours: 6 am to 12:30 pm / 3:30 pm to 8 pm Daily

Best time to visit: All year

Entry fee: Free

Photography: Not allowed inside


»3. Arulmigu Koodal Azhagar Perumal Mandir

This Mandir is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. Arulmigu Koodal Azhagar Perumal Mandir is Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. Koodal Azhagar is believed to be one of the oldest temples of South India.

Distance from airport: 10.3 KM

Opening hours: 5:30 am to 12 pm / 4 pm to 9 pm Daily

Best time to visit: All year

Entry fee: Free

Photography: Not allowed inside


»4. Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal

This Palace was built in 1635, by the King Thirumalai Nayak. The light & sound shows are conducted every evening at the palace which makes your trip to this palace even more exciting.

Distance from airport: 10.3 KM

Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm Daily Light show 6:45 pm to 7:35 pm

Best time to visit: October to June

Entry fee: Indian adult 10.rs Child.5rs / Foreigners 50.rs / Light show 50.rs

Photography: Camera 30.rs / video cam 100.rs


»5. Gandhi Memorial Museum

This Museum not only boasts of a rich collection but also presents an alluring architecture. Gandhi Memorial was inaugurated in the year of 1959 by Jawaharlal Nehru.

Distance from the airport: 14 KM

Opening hours: 10 am to 1 pm / 2 pm to 5:45 pm all days open expect Friday

Best time to visit: All year

Entry fee: Free

Photography: Camera 50.rs


»6. Samanar Hills

This is an ideal spot to spend some quiet time. Samanar Malai as the Tamil word Malai means hills, it boasts of ancient caves with carvings dating back to 1st century A.D.

Distance from airport: 17.4 KM

Opening hours: Throughout the day

Best time to visit: April to July / November to March

Entry fee: Free

Photography: Allowed


»7. Mariamman Teppakulam

Mariamman Teppakulam is Constructed in the honor of Lord Vigneshwara, this divine Mandir has situated about 5 km from the Meenakshi Mandir. It is famous for the celebrations of the Float festival.

Distance from airport: 14.4 KM

Opening hours: 5 am to 9 pm Daily

Best time to visit: All year

Entry fee: Free

Photography: Not allowed inside


»8. Pazhamudhir Solai

This is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. The enchanting location of the temple makes it a major attraction amongst tourists visiting Madurai.

Distance from the airport: 35 KM

Opening hours: 5:30 am to 1 pm / 4 pm to 9 pm Daily

Best time to visit: All year

Entry fee: Free

Photography: Not allowed inside


»9. Athisayam Water Amusement Park

Athisayam Water Amusement Park is a popular tourist destination in Madurai. Excitement on land and adventure in water. Athisayam, the ultimate in family fun, is a several acre Water Amusement Park.

Distance from airport: 22.4 KM

Opening hours: 10 am to 6:30 pm Daily

Best time to visit: All year

Entry fee: Adults: 600.rs / Child 400.rs

Photography: Allowed


»10. Vaigai Dam

Vaigai Dam is a Famous picnic spot. It is On one side of the dam is a beautiful garden known as Little Brindavan. Little Brindavan has a variety of exotic flowers and plants and is a preferred getaway for nature lovers living nearby.

Distance from airport: 78.3 KM

Opening hours: 6 am to 6 pm Daily

Best time to visit: June to February

Entry fee: Free

Photography: Allowed


Best time to visit Madurai: December-February.

It is one of the major tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu.

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