Madurai Travel Guide
Madurai is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the state. It is home to the famous Meenakshi Amman temple, a spectacular site that adorns the skyline of the city and has become the unique identity of the city. The bright colors, intricate carvings, and stunning architecture of the temple complex give it a characteristic of its own. You can learn a lot about temple architecture and Indian culture in this dainty city. It would be right to say that Madurai is the perfect balance of past and present. The people have held their traditions, and yet adopted new lifestyle. If you’re a history lover, architecture enthusiast, or a photography lover, then Madurai will be a great destination for you. You can enjoy heritage walks to find out more about this glorious city.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
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The Home to Celebrated Meenakshi Amman Temple
Madurai, the soul of Tamil-born, is amongst the oldest cities in India and a metropolis today, which was engaged in trade with ancient Rome and was also a celebrated capital of Tamil Nadu much before Chennai. This is an energetic, ancient city on the banks of river Vaigai. Foreigner & Indian Tourist come here for the most revered Meenakshi Amman Temple, a dazzling plexus that has intricate workmanship and astounding temple architecture. This temple ranks amongst India's greatest temples owing to its beauty and popularity among devotees.
Madurai, being a very old city is dotted by medieval temples. Its skyline is highlighted by 14 colorful gopurams of Meenakshi Amman Temple. The brightly coloured designs & carvings of Hindu gods & goddesses on this Dravidian-style temple is the prime attraction.
The beauty of this temple sprawls before reaching the temple, wherein the alleys that lead to the temple are lined by flower shops selling a mélange of colourful and aromatic flowers for the Goddess. The temple also has sound and light shows, which bring forth a dramatized interpretation of the history of Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, a palace made in 1636 and enhanced with Dravidian & Islamic architecture. The prime attraction of sightseeing in Madurai include Meenakshi Amman Temple, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Pudhu Mandapa, Temple Art Museum, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam Tank, St Mary's Cathedral and Madurai Government Museum.
Madurai is also known for its bustling markets and local shopping here is fun. The foodie in you will also enjoy the amazing street food here. Different agencies conduct heritage walks and these are great to explore the city.