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Places to Visit in madurai

One of the oldest cities in India, Madurai also goes by the nomenclatures of City of Junctions, City of Temples, and the City of Jasmine. The city is a famous pilgrimage site and most visited for its Meenakshi Temple. A food lover must not leave without trying the unique and exclusive dishes like Paruthi Paal, Jigarthanda, Panangkarkandu Paal and Chettinadu.

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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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Attractions in madurai

Gandhi Memorial Museum

Gandhi Memorial Museum

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 2 hours

The Gandhi Museum takes you through a comprehensive, soul-stirrin...
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Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

The Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple is a one-of-a-kind cave shri...
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Pazhamudircholai Temple

Pazhamudircholai Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Rooted firmly atop a hill covered with dense forests in Madurai i...
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Samanar Hills

Samanar Hills

View Point

Spend approx 3 hours

Samanar Hills or Samanar Malai is a small hillock that can be rea...
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Places to eat in madurai

Amma Mess

Amma Mess

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 200 onwards

If you are looking for some great local cuisine, then what can be...
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Murugan Idli Shop

Murugan Idli Shop

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 250

If there is one place in Madurai that should top the list of ever...
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Temple City Restaurant

Temple City Restaurant

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 400

A great restaurant located on the highway, Temple City has quickl...
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Surya Roof Top Veg. Restaurant

Surya Roof Top Veg. Restaurant

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 300 onwards

Known to be one of the best places to eat at in Madurai, Surya Re...
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Exploring Wildlife Sanctuaries Around Madurai

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8 Places That Serve Brilliant Local Food In Madurai For A Song

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Plan Your Next Travel to madurai

Holiday Packages In madurai

  • madurai
    Coastal Tamil Nadu & Kerala - Standard
    9 Nights, 10 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.29,349
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • madurai
    South India Scenic Hills-Beaches & Temples Standard
    7 Nights, 8 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.21,350
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • madurai
    Beautiful Tamil Nadu Standard
    7 Nights, 8 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.19,100
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In madurai

  • madurai
    Family Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.10,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • madurai
    Sightseeing Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.13,099
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • madurai
    Beach Holidays
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.15,428
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Popular Domestic Destinations

  • manali
    manali
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.4,750
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • goa
    goa
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.3,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kashmir
    kashmir
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.5,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in madurai

  • Krish Residency
    Krish Residency
    Madurai
    One night from
    Rs.780
  • Aakash Residency
    Aakash Residency
    Madurai
    One night from
    Rs.1,680
  • Viswa Residency by Azalea
    Viswa Residency by Azalea
    Madurai
    One night from
    Rs.1,200
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Popular Flights To madurai

    • BLRBengaluru
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-139
    • 10:45 12:00
      Non Stop
    • 01h 15m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,346
    • MAAChennai
      IXMMadurai
    • Spicejet
      SG-3027
    • 08:35 10:00
      Non Stop
    • 01h 25m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,420
    • HYDHyderabad
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-6752
    • 11:40 13:30
      Non Stop
    • 01h 50m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,091
    • DELDelhi
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-2155
    • 12:25 15:45
      Non Stop
    • 03h 20m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,005
    • CJBCoimbatore
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-6138
    • 09:00 19:00
      1 Stop
    • 10h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,065
    • NAGNagpur
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-327
    • 06:15 10:40
      1 Stop
    • 04h 25m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,569
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Madurai Places to Visit

Madurai, often called 'Athens of the East', is a beautiful city in Tamil Nadu with a glorious past. There are many marvellous places to visit in Madurai, here's a list of some must-visit places.

Top Attractions in Madurai
Madurai is known for its splendid temples built by Madurai Nayak and Pandyan kings in Dravidian architectural style, making it a popular pilgrimage destination. Shree Meenakshi Amman Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati, is famous for its grandeur and unparalleled beauty and is among the top places to visit in Madurai. Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, a unique cave shrine dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya is another must-visit attraction. This rock-cut temple adorned with intricately carved sculptures is a sight to behold. The Koodal Azhagar Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi belongs to earliest Age of Sangam period and is sure to mesmerize you with its spectacular stone and wooden carvings. Pazhamudircholai Temple, a hill-top shrine considered to be one of the six abodes of Lord Murugan is another not-to-be-missed attraction. A visit to Goripalayam Dargah, Madurai's most commanding mosque is also highly recommended.

A stunning attraction for nature-lovers and history buffs is Samanar Hills. These hills are home to prehistoric caves dating back to around 1 AD and several Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions, stone beds and sculptures demonstrating strong Jain influence.

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, showcasing an amalgamation of Islamic and Dravidian architectural styles, is a spectacular palace ranking high on our 'Madurai places to visit' list. This richly decorated monument is sure to enthral every tourist. Another must-visit place for history enthusiasts is Gandhi Memorial Museum that displays a soul-stirring and comprehensive account of India's struggle for independence from 1757 to 1947.

Best Places to Visit in Madurai



Famous Food Destinations
Madurai has some great restaurants for those who worship South Indian cuisine. Some must-visit places for food-lovers include Hotel Sree Sabarees (one of the oldest restaurants in the city), Murugan Idli Shop and Temple City Restaurant, that serve mouth-watering authentic South-Indian delicacies. Foodies who love eating non-vegetarian food must explore Amma Mess and try their delectable recipes including Kola Urundai, Crab dishes, Chicken Dosa and Prawn Biryani. Another restaurant serving heavenly non-vegetarian food is Heaven's Part Restaurant, famous for its fried chicken, chicken wings, fat-free burgers and zero-oil fish preparations. Those who love Continental, Chinese and North-Indian cuisines cannot miss Surya Roof-Top Restaurant.

Shop till You Drop
A trip to Madurai is incomplete without exploring the beautiful Prithu Mandapam Market located inside eastern entrance of Meenakshi Temple. This market is popular for its wide range of cotton fabrics. Other than that, you can also buy handicrafts, textiles and metallurgical articles from here. A Government handicraft emporium in its premises is must-visit place for buying souvenirs. Another gem for shopaholics is Hajee Moosa Fabrics Pvt. Ltd., a one-stop destination for sarees, veshtis (dhotis), western wear, fabrics, home decor, accessories and cosmetics.

Make sure you don’t miss the best places to visit in Madurai and enjoy your stay in this vibrant city.
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