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The sole reason for visiting this interesting place is just exploring and learning new things. Basically, whatever you could get your hands on! This city was ruled by the Pandya rulers for a very long time in its history and was developed as a lotus. And hey did you know that this city is also believed to be the social capital of the Tamil Nadu. 

The Meenakshi temple at this place will simply blow your mind. Located on the banks of the Vaigai river this temple is really an amazing tourist destination in Madurai! Watching the enormous temple you will be surprised to know that most of its present architecture was built after the 14th century. However, later on in history, it was Malik Kafur who had plundered the temple and stole many of the valuables.

The whole temple had been dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi with a sanctum for her consort namely Sundareshwarar. The Thiruparankundram is one of the imperative old temples which has been committed to Lord Muruga. For your information here, Lord Muruga is none other than Lord Karthikeya. The temple is situated on a hillock and is located at a distance of 8km from the city.

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Gandhi Museum houses Gandhi's bloodstained dhoti and some different ancient artefacts. The city is known for its vivacious and clamouring markets. Shopping here is fun and reasonable. Something else Madurai, India is known for its astonishing street food. Heritage walks are constructed for the duration of the day. The individuals who wish to find out about the freedom battle, however, will be occupied with the broad content housed here. Tamil speakers and long-term visitors might be keen on the classes and workshops offered in subjects as varied as t’ai chi and nearby herbs.

Places to visit in Madurai

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

The Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal was quite an interesting place to visit. You will really like the overall vibe not just of the tourist attraction but also of the people who had come to explore the heritage of India.

Vaigai Dam

Exploring and watching the vast expanse of this dam was quite a mesmerizing experience for me. You will need to admit that you have never seen such kind of thing before. Constructed near the Andipatti, Theni district this place does have something peaceful about it. 

Samanar Hills

These hills are located in the Keelakuyilkudi village near Madurai. The beauty of these hills is simply mesmerizing. One cannot simply doubt that this indeed was quite popular among the locals and travellers alike. 

Things to do in Madurai

Visit the Gandhi Museum

As the name suggests, the Gandhi Museum has been specifically dedicated to our very own father of the nation. This place opens from Monday to Sunday except on Fridays which is a day off. The opening timings are from 10 am to 1 pm and then from 2 pm to 5:45 pm in the evening. Moreover, you will be fascinated by knowing the fact that various activities are also conducted here such as yoga classes, Hindi and Sanskrit classes etc. People here are taught self-employment skills.

Athisayam Park

The moment when you step in the aura of this place will flush you with a lot of positivity. There were at least 40 games along with 20 water rides which are nothing but loads of fun. Moreover, there is also a 7D theatre which will simply blow away your mind.  

Events and festivals in & around Madurai 

Jallikattu

In this festival, one can see a man and the beast coming across each other. Yes, it is a traditional spectacle where a bull is released into the crowd of people. After that, multiple humans participants attempt to grab the large hump on bull's back with both their arms and also hang on to it while the bull attempts to try and escape.

Pattabhishekam

This is performed amid the hymns of the eighth day of the Chithirai festival at Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple. This ceremony begins with several rites and after this, the abhishekam is performed.

Chithirai Festival

This is celebrated in the Tamil month of Chithirai. The legend behind this festival says that Lord Vishnu in the form of Alagar rode on a golden horse to Madurai to specifically attend the celestial wedding of the Goddess Meenakshi which had to take place with Lord Sundareswarar.

Best time to visit Madurai

The months from October to March are perhaps the best time to visit and explore Madurai. This is owing to the fact that during this particular time one can have fun discovering new sights and wandering around the city. 

How to reach Madurai? 

There are three different airports in the city like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, SpiceJet. Madurai is well-connected to the city by trains and here the railway stations offer smooth connectivity with the major cities across India. Madurai, India offers smooth connectivity to the NH- 7, NH- 45B, NH- 49.

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