Madurai, a town of visitors and residents jostling. There is a spectacular range of places around Madurai, from tranquil hill stations to ancient historical sites, when you prepare your journey to the city and around it, there is much that requires exploration. Rameswaram - a renowned Hindu pilgrimage destination, to Valparai and Vagamon Starting with Thanjavur - the area famous for its historic temples, Dhanushkoti - an abandoned city that opens the doors to the fierce form of nature.
Madurai Tourist attractions
Sri Meenakshi Temple of Sundareswarar : The historic Meenakshi Sundareswararar Temple, also known as Meenakshi Amman Temple, is one of India's largest and most famous pilgrimage sites at the Madurai Junction Railway Station. The temple, dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Siva, is considered a marvel of architecture. It was shortlisted as one of the top 30 New Seven Wonders of the World nominees. It's one of the prime places in Madurai to visit. 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.
Thirumalai Nayak Mahal Nayak Mahal : The initial complex of palaces was four times larger than the new structure. Swargavilasa and Rangavilasa were split into two parts, and only Swargavilasa survives today. An Italian architect designed the palace. Wide paintings portraying Shaivite and Vaishnavite themes decorate the ceilings. The Darbar hall (courtyard) and Natakasala (dance hall) bear the original glory and are visitors' main attractions. There are 248 pillars, each 58 feet high and with a diameter of 5 feet. It is suspected that Chockanatha Nayak, the grandson of Thirumalai Nayak, demolished the Rangavilasa portion of the palace and the materials were transported to Trichy to construct a new palace. The most impressive aspect of this palace is the Swarga Vilasa dome, which lies beyond a wide courtyard and is a wonderful example of its builders' engineering abilities, growing to a height of 20 m without any assistance of any sort.
Temple of Koodal Alagar : 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. The name of the standing image of Lord Vishnu is Sri Surya Narayan Perumal. 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.
Temple of Thirupparankundram : This temple is associated with many myths and legends, and one of them says that it is in this place that Lord Muruga defeated the demon Surapadman and married Deivayani, daughter of Indra, the king of heaven, and worshipped Lord Shiva. In this temple, known as Kambathadi Mandapam, Ardha Mandapam, and Mahamandapam, there are several mandapas located at various levels linked by steps. In the mandapams of the Nayakar period, there are several architectural features of interest especially the rock-cut portions of this hill temple dating back to the Pandya period and the life-sized sculptures.
Museum of Gandhi : Gandhi Museum, Madurai Junction Railway Station, is a great masterpiece in Southern India and has a great history and mythology in its past. 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. Great costs were incurred in setting up the museum and the government spent all
Temple of Vandiyur Mariamman : In memory of Lord Vigneshwara, the Vandiyur Mariamman Temple was built. It is a famous temple near the town of Madurai. It has a huge 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.
Alagar Koil, The Koil : Situated on a picturesque wooded hill, Alagar Koil is a lovely temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of Tamilnadu's major temples and an important pilgrimage site near Madurai town. 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 great Kallalgar masterpiece. Several distinct statues in various positions of the Lord are all kept under the same roof in the temple and it is the best form of separate temples in southern India. The Pandyan Kings are believed to have constructed the impressive main tower at the entrance. Jayavarman Sundara Pandyan embellished the 'vimana' with plates of gold. Later, during the reign of King Krishnadeva Raya Raya of Vijayanagar.
Dindigul Major attractions
Dindigul, located in the state of Tamil Nadu, is a city. Dindigul derives its name from 'Thindu' meaning pillow and 'Kal' meaning rock. It refers to the bare hills overlooking the town. Kari and Erode districts are to the north, Madurai is to the south, and Tiruppur and Kerala are to the west. Trekkers can take a short trek to Mala Kottai, a small hill in the area. Another preferred spot for tourists is Chinnalapatti.
Dindigul Fort : During the reign of the Madurai Nayaks in the 17th century, Dindigul Fort is situated on top of a rocky hill and overlooks the town's central settlement. In its architectural and historical significance, the major reason Dindigul Fort should be your first priority here lies. It's one place where the history of Dindigul and how it flourished over a period of time can be learned in-depth. A lovely temple and mandapam are home to the fort complex. Which are of great architectural significance. Inside its fortified borders, you can even find a few cannons. Even though the fort was built by the Madurai Nayaks, the Tipu Sultan and the British East India Company also ruled it.
Temple of Sri Abirami Amman : It is rightly said that without the presence of ancient religious sites, the history of any place in India is incomplete. Not only do these religious sites narrate the history of the founding of any area, but they also display their lifestyle and culture that prevailed hundreds of years ago. A visit to the religious sites of any historic town is, therefore, a must. Dindigul is home to many ancient and beautiful temples. Sri Abirami Amman Temple, Srinivasa Perumal Temple, and Kalahastheeswara Gnanambika Temple are some of the most popular locations. Of their great religious and historical importance, all these temples boast.
Mosque Begumpur : Begumpur Mosque, the oldest of all in Dindigul, is located in the vicinity of Dindigul Fort and was founded by Hyder Ali, who was the sultan of the Mysore Kingdom, in the early 18th century. It is called the Begumpur Mosque as it is the place where he buried his sister, Ameerunnisa Begum. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Dindigul, as it is still active and is visited by thousands of Muslims every year. Constructed in the Mughal style of architecture, The Begumpur Mosque is a stopover for those who love to walk through the past.
Hills of Sirumalai : If you would love to take a break from Dindigul and its ancient monuments and get lost for a while in the beauty of nature, then the best choice for you is the nearby Sirumalai Hills. You can also take photos here in addition to calming your mind and rejuvenating your soul in its quiet atmosphere. You can also spot many uncommon and endangered species of plants and animals, as the area is blessed with rich forests and abundant wildlife. So if you're an ardent lover of nature and would love to find yourself in the lush greenery country, add Sirumalai Hills to your list of buckets.
Morning Pick up from Madurai Railway Junction.
Then Proceed towards Dindigul.
Then proceed to visit Dindigul famous temples such as Nanmai Tharum 108 Vinayagar Kovil, Thadikombu Arulmigu Soundararaja Perumal Temple.
To visit Thirumalaikeni Subramaniya Swamy Temple.
To visit Arulmigu Sri Kottai Mariamman Thirukoil and Abirami Amman Temple.
Come back to Madurai.
Overnight stay at Madurai.
After Breakfast and then Check out from the Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Madurai famous temples such as Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple,Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple and Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.
Next to visit Gandhi Museum and Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.
Finally drop @ Madurai Railway Junction.
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 ) *