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Culture of madurai

One of the best things about Madurai is its rich culture, reflected in its vibrant festivals, arts, music, dances and alluring architectural marvels. The historic Meenakshi Amman Temple serves as a lifeline of the city and boasts of intricately carved sculptures. Festivals such as Meenakshi Tirukkalyanam celebrate the glorious culture of the city. Arts and crafts in Madurai have admirers all over the world. It is home to a famous textile industry, which still uses ancient weaving techniques. Music and dance form a significant part of the culture. Bharatanatyam, Ottan Thullal, Krishnattam, etc. are some of the popular dance forms. The cuisine of Madurai is known to be simple, yet delicious. Dosai, idly, sambar and pongal are the popular dishes.

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  • Theme of Madurai [Culture, Pilgrimage]
  • You'll love Madurai for [Meenakshi Temple, Handicrafts, Rich culture]
  • Watchout for [Heat, Crowded temples]
  • Best Time To Visit
    December - February
  • Altitude 331 ft. above sea level

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    Wonderful Tamil Nadu-Standard
    7 Nights, 8 Days
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    Rs.28,200
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    Southern Temple Tour
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    South India Scenic Hills-Beaches & Temples Standard
    7 Nights, 8 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.21,350
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Family Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Beach Holidays
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.15,428
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    5 Nights, 6 Days
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    Rs.15,428
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Places to stay in madurai

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    Hotel President
    Madurai
    One night from
    Rs.1,600
  • Cosmopolitan Hotel
    Cosmopolitan Hotel
    Madurai
    One night from
    Rs.1,999
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    Ashoka Lodge
    Madurai
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Popular Flights To madurai

    • HYDHyderabad
      IXMMadurai
    • Spicejet
      SG-1042
    • 09:10 11:00
      Non Stop
    • 01h 50m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,398
    • BLRBengaluru
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-258
    • 13:35 17:50
      1 Stop
    • 04h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,486
    • BOMMumbai
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-5384
    • 00:55 07:50
      1 Stop
    • 06h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,332
    • VGAVijayawada
      IXMMadurai
    • Spicejet
      SG-3404
    • 14:55 19:35
      1 Stop
    • 04h 40m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,382
    • GOIGoa
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-137
    • 06:45 11:30
      1 Stop
    • 04h 45m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,437
    • CJBCoimbatore
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-6005
    • 08:55 14:00
      1 Stop
    • 05h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,471
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Exploring Wildlife Sanctuaries Around Madurai

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