For years, visitors have been captivated by the temple town and the pilgrim city of Madurai. Every corner is permeated by ancient history and culture and the skyline is dominated by mesmerising Dravidian-type temples. It's easy to feel like you've stepped into the past by rolling through the streets of busy places like Pudhu Mandapam, as vendors call out and urge you to purchase famous Madurai cotton sarees and intricately carved brassware. But in Madurai, the best places to visit are not limited to temples and stores that look as old as time.
Koodal Azhagar Temple: The Koodal Azhagar Temple, a magnificent building constructed with devotion to Vishnu, is next on our list of Madurai tourist sites. It is built in the Dravidian style, like the temples in the town. A magnificent five-level rajagopuram dominates and stands more than 120 feet high. Close Meenakshi Amman, the temple is situated and you can not afford to miss a visit. During the float festival that runs for 10 days, try and schedule your journey.
The Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple: The Thirupparamkunram Murugan temple is one of the best places to visit in Madurai. It is situated in a town near the capital, Thiruparankundram. In architecture, the ancient structure is especially stunning because it's rock-cut. The placement of the gods, Shiva and Vishnu, who face each other is another distinct feature. Considering that there were always two separate classes of Shaivites and Vaishnavites, this feature distinguishes the temple.
Gandhi Memorial Museum: The Gandhi Memorial Museum can probably handle a Madurai sightseeing tour. It is housed in the great Tamukkam Palace, dating from the 17th century, constructed during the Nayak Dynasty era. With tall trees and sculptures, beautifully landscaped grounds offer a peaceful place for reflection and enable you to immerse yourself in history. The museum is split into three parts, which are all worth a visit.
Top most sightseeing places in Alleppey
Alleppey Beach: The glistening beaches, crystal clear water, breathtaking waves, enchanting sunrise, and sunset are what make Alappuzha or Alleppey Beach one of the best places to visit in Alleppey. This beautiful beach is known for its extensive, endless stretches, proving to be a getaway for couples and families alike. The remains of the Alappuzha Sea Bridge also make it one of the most popular destinations for explorers, narrating the storeys of those times when one of the most famous destinations was Alleppey. In the state of Kerala and at major destinations in the port. There are lovely stretches of the sand, which makes the visit to this beach very enjoyable and ecstatic. Sea View Park is also near to the beach, which offers an opportunity to enjoy different types of boat trips and have fun.
There is a picnic spot nearby, so that families can enjoy a beach day off and a picnic at that spot. The beach is often referred to as the Venice of the East, owing to its romantic location and popularity.
Krishnapuram Palace: It is one of the Alleppey region's most prominent museums. Founded by the Travancore king, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, in the 18th century, Krishnapuram Palace is very famous for its vintage architecture and artistic murals. Presently maintained by the Archaeological Department of Kerala, the palace is also home to the largest mural painting in Kerala, the Gajendra Moksha. The enriching mural painting covers an area of around 53 km, rendering this palace one of the most important mural paintings in Kerala.
One of the best venues to visit in Alleppey is Kuttanad Backwaters: Kuttanad Backwaters. This is not a place, but a phenomenon. It is a majestic lagoon surrounded by the beauty of lakes, rivers, canals, misty mountains, and ethereal landscapes. The sensation of floating on a houseboat in the sparkling backwaters is inexplicable. You will have to live it for you to believe it! The location is also known as the 'Kerala rice bowl' for its magnificent rice plantations.
Forane Church of St. Mary: This magnificent church traces its life back to AD 835 and is known for its services, Friday liturgy, and educational institutions. The church today is a world-renowned pilgrimage centre where one can learn more about the history and lifestyle of Christians. This is one of the main churches and parishes in the Archeparchy of Changanassery. The church is now known for housing 2500 families and is one of those tourist places in Alleppey that are popularly visited by the masses.
Two feasts or festivals are held by the church every year. St. Mary's Feast is the first one of them. Since the church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, on the third Sunday of September each year the church organises a feast. People visit the church on this day and attend the festival wearing distinctive costumes for the procession and mass. The Feast of St. Sebastian is the other feast that is celebrated here. This celebration is made impressive by fireworks and other dazzling colour displays.
Interesting facts about Alleppey
Ambalapuzha Temple: One of the most rewarding places to visit is Ambalapuzha Temple in Alleppey. The temple is one of the oldest Krishna temples in Kerala and also one of the oldest in India. The temple has a great, soothing atmosphere that can calm you down and make you just want to sit at the end of the temple for hours. Ambalapuzha Temple is a favourite spot for foreigners to hang out as well. And all the focus that it gets deserves it. With paintings of Sri Krishna and the other incarnations, the inner sanctum is decorated.
Andhakaranazhi Beach: An unspoiled, clean beach that attracts free souls, Andhakaranazhi Beach is one of the few beautiful tourist places in Alappuzha. In defining Andhakaranazhi's unseizable horizon, no word really compliments enough: virgin, serene, surreal, or breath-taking. The beach is tucked away somewhere on the Alleppey to Cochin road, strategically equidistant from both cities. Some areas of the beach have soft silky sand, while medium-sized sand covers the latter half of the sea.
Pathiramanal: Pathiramanal, meaning 'Sands of the Night, is a small lake island situated on the backwaters of Alappuzha in Lake Vembanad. It is a paradise for birdwatchers as it is expected to host approximately 91 local bird species and 50 species of migratory birds. The location of the island is beautifully scenic, making it a great space for observing birds and water. It's absolutely uninhabited, too so you don't have to think about the beauty that upsets the crowds and hawkers.
Since it is uninhabited and not a major tourist hotspot, however you will find that it lacks the usual facilities that give tourists convenience, such as benches, toilets, and places to buy food from. Let this not be a distraction, since the island is very small and can be visited within an hour, which means that the lack of facilities will not necessarily make you uncomfortable, particularly if you go prepared.
Morning pick up from Madurai.
Hotel check in.
Then proceed to visit Madurai major attractions such as Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is one of the biggest and most popular places to visit in Madurai.
To visit Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.
Next to visit Tirupparankundram Temple.
Next to visit Alagar Koil temple.
Pazhamudhir Solai is a beautiful temple. It is located on the hills of Alagar koil.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Madurai.
After fresh up and Breakfast @ hotel.
Check out the Hotel.
Then proceed towards Thekkady on the way visit on time shall visit Penniquick Memorial Hall.
After fresh up and experiencing an excellent boating in Thekkady Lake.
At evening, we can see Kerala cultural art forms such as kathakali and Kalari.
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Thekkady.
After Breakfast and then check out from the Hotel.
Proceeding towards Alleppey.
Then check in to Day cruise house boat around 12.00 o’ clock.
It is 6 hours group tours in country boat. Welcome drink on Arrival. We can see the flourishing paddy fields, coconut lagoons & isolated islands, village schools, hospitals & different type’s birds, cultivation.
Lunch with 2 Non veg. (kerala Special Fish fry) We can also enjoy the lifestyles of the villagers while walking through the paddy fields & visit Riverside temples, Toddy shop, chavara church.
Evening around 4.00 o’clock you take small Tea or Coffee & snacks items for Day cruise House Boat.
Overnight stay @ Alleppey Boat House.
After fresh up & Breakfast.
Check out Alleppey Boat House.
Then proceed to visit Alleppey sightseeing such as Alleppey beach, Alleppey Lighthouse, Lighthouse Museum and Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum.
Then starting our Journey towards Madurai with sweet Memories of Kerala.
Finally drop at 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 ) *