Ancient records record the existence of Madurai from the 3rd century BC. It was a trading town, especially for spices, and according to legend, the third Sangam (gathering of Tamil scholars and poets) was home. Over the ages, Madurai came under the reign of the Cholas, Pandyas, local Muslim sultans, Hindu Vijayanagar rulers, and the Nayaks, who ruled until 1736 and created the old city's lotus shape.
Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple : The nucleus and lifeline of Madurai City, which is 2,500 years old, is the Madurai Temple. Kulasekara Pandya built the original temple, but the first Nayak king of Madurai, Viswanatha Nayak (1559-1600), under the guidance of Ariyanatha Mudaliar, took the initiative to reconstruct the foundation. During the reign of Thirumalai Nayak between 1623 and 1655 CE by the Nayak rulers, the temple was significantly enlarged to the present structure.
With an estimated 33,000 sculptures in the temple, the temple is an architectural marvel. Within the temple, there are several corridors, halls, and shrines. With wonderful artwork, the corridors and pillars are decorated. Meenakshi Amman and Sundareswarar have breathtakingly beautiful sculptures carved with so much precision on the outer walls of the principal shrines. The sculptures represent mythological myths, scenes from the marriage of Shiva & Parvathi, etc.
Koodal Alagar Temple : The three distinct postures of the same God are a special feature of this temple. In standing, sitting, and reclining postures, the three figures of Vishnu are With three distinct names, these three figures of the deity are identified. In a seated pose, Lord Vishnu is the most venerated of the three figures. The seated Lord Vishnu, from whom the temple derives its name, is locally known as Lord Koodal Alagar. Sri Ranganatha is referred to as the reclining idol.
This temple has amazing architecture and artwork. The temple, adorned with a temple tower followed by the main shrine with a large and sanctum, has a corridor around the main shrine that has faded color paintings depicting various gods and goddesses on the walls. The vimana over the sanctum, in color paint, has beautiful sculptures. The outer walls of the sanctum, especially the beams that touch the sanctum's vimana, are beautifully carved.
Madurai Tourist attractions
Alagar Koil : The temple is Lord Vishnu's abode and is the holiest place in the area for many followers of Lord Vishnu. It is located in the hills of Alagar and is known as Azhagar Kovil as well. 'Vishnu' presides here as the brother of Meenakshi 'Azhagar'. The lord's statue is made of stone and is a wonderful Kallalgar masterpiece. Several different statues in various roles of the Lord are all held under the same roof in the temple and it is the best type of separate temples in southern India
Gandhi Museum : The museum is square in shape and constructed at a height of 5 meters from the ground level and has a beautiful dome that is about 7 meters diagonally in the middle. It was designed at the beginning of 1700 AD by Nayak Queen Rani. In building the museum, great costs were incurred and everything was invested by the government of India in memory of Mahatma Gandhi, the nation's father.
Vandiyur Mariamman Temple : It has an enormous tank in the temple compound and is the largest tank in the Tamil Nadu region. Throughout the year, the tank is filled with water and the idol of the temple was also collected from the bottom of the tank when it was dug in the old days and the temple was then built in that place itself. Since then, the tank has gained popularity and the temple was also built in its memory.
Narasingam : Narasingam is famous for the Cave Temple of Yoga Narasinga Perumal, built-in 770 AD by Madurakavi, who was the minister of Madurai King Paraanthaka Nedunchelzyan, at a distance of 12 km from Madurai. Narasinga Perumal's sculpture is cut out of the rocks of Aanaimalai Hill. A good example of the cave sculptures of the Pandya Kingdom is this temple. There is a stone temple to the goddess Sri Narasingavalli in front of it.
Pazhamudhir Solai : Pazhamudhir Solai is a beautiful temple created in the memory of Lord Subramaniya, who is worshipped by many people in southern India, at a distance of 23 km north-east of Madurai (4 km from Alagar Koil). It has great wood and marble sculptures of Lord Subramaniya and is a wonderful temple with massive steps in front of it. People worship the temple by traveling many times around the perimeter of the temple, hoping that their wish will come true.
Palani is a lovely hill station, the hills of which are part of India's oldest mountain range. The name of the town comes from two words in Tamil, "Pazham," meaning "fruit" and "Nee," meaning "you." The mountain range that houses the picturesque town dates back to the pre-Cambrian period. In the eastern portion of the Western Ghats, the landscape is more hilly than mountainous. The hills are home to many Paliyan nomadic tribes. It is possible to find references for this position in many sacred texts. During various periods of history, Palani was under the rule of the kings of Madurai and Coimbatore. The architecture of the Periyanayaki Amman Temple Goddess demonstrates both the Pandya and Nayaka kings' influence. The place was under the rule of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan in the 18th century, who let the Palayakarars of Balasamudram rule in exchange for a nominal tribute.
Kodaikanal Tourist attractions
Lake Kodaikanal : Lake Kodaikanal, and you'll be amazed to find a star-shaped body of water that is the soul of this place. The fact that it is man-made and dates back many years is what makes it unique among the other places to visit in Kodaikanal. The Palani Hills ranges make the main lake an extraordinary surrounding. One may sit around, meander around, or go fee-based boating. If you have a permit, you can also go fishing on this lake.
Falls by Bear Shola : A glimpse of the beauty of nature and some rare species and fauna to say hello, then a visit to Bear Shola Falls is a must! this spout respires to life as it flows down the green mountains and the stylishly shaped rocks. For Kodaikanal sightseeing, which takes one through the thick forests, this white water area is a perfect spot.
Falls of Thalaiyar : You might never have seen a limited waterfall whose width has been cut off to fall at high speed like a narrow stretch of a tail; that and all the more fun Thailayar Falls are for you! This cascade has been reported as the highest in Tamil Nadu, dropping from a height of about 297m, making this place best for Kodaikanal sightseeing, then you will find that it is a wide strip flowing out of nowhere in the middle of the gigantic Palani.
Lake Berijam : At this leftover reservoir that gets its source from the dam that forms the outstanding landscape scenery that Mother Nature has provided to Kodaikanal, every nature lover must dropdown. This immaculate lake, concealed inside the trees, is a wonder for bird-watching, photography, and chilling. The nice fish will come around the banks to entertain you for a longer stay.
Cascade Falls in Silver : On the way to Madurai, it is a pit stop, and it demands one's scenic attention like nothing else! This pour is unimaginably ethereal, falling from a humongous 180ft height.When the weather is appropriate, many take a dip into them.
Falls at Pambar : The "Grand Cascade" is also the name of Pambar Falls, one of the best Kodaikanal sightseeing sites. On every day of the week, you will get a taste of this. It ends in a bath provided by nature to take a relaxing bath in freshwater while enjoying the rich flora and fauna along with melodious birds and butterflies.
Morning Pick up from Madurai.
Then proceed towards Palani.
To visit Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple.
Then proceed towards Kodaikanal.
Hotel check in.
Then Proceeding to visit Kodaikanal major attractions such as Suicide Point, Pine Forest and Silver Cascade's water fall.
Then Proceeding to visit Kodai Lake. The lake is surrounded by beautiful valleys, boat club, and buildings from colonial period.
Overnight Stay @ Hotel-Kodaikanal.
After Breakfast and then Check out from the Hotel.
Next to visit Kodaikanal major attractions such as Bryant Park , Shenbaganur Museum, Wax Museum and Kodaikanal Solar Observatory Museum.
Coaker's Walk is the most scenic & beautiful tourist spot in Kodaikanal close to Kodaikanal Lake.
Next to visit Dolphin's Nose is flat rock projecting over a breathtaking 6,600 feet deep.
Proceeding towards Pillar Rocks.
Guna cave is wonderful tourism spot in Kodaikanal on Moir point road.
Then starting towards Madurai with sweet Memories of Kodaikanal.
Finally drop @ Madurai.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*)
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *