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Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple

Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple

Located on the southern bank of Vaigai river, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi. This goddess is regarded as a form of Goddess Parvati, a Hindu goddess. The present campus though based on the historical roots was built again in the 14th century. The temple and its premises were expanded by the then ruler King Thirumalai Nayak in the 17th century. Full of intricate details, this temple is a historical monument and attracts countless religious devotees and tourists every year. Apart from the beautiful sculpture of the goddess, the architecture is another reason to visit this monument.

Gandhi Memorial Museum

Gandhi Memorial Museum

One of the only five Gandhi museums, this museum is located in the heart of the city is a reminiscence of Gandhiji's life. This museum contains many artifacts from Gandhiji's life including a part of the garment he was wearing during his assassination by Nathuram Godse. The then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated this museum in 1959. The Gandhi Memorial Museum is also one of the Peace Museums Worldwide, selected by the United Nations.

Athisayam Amusement Park

Athisayam Amusement Park

Athisayam Amusement Park, Madurai, the largest theme park in the area that promises a day full of fun. The twists and turns of the water slide, the splash of water at the end of it and the day well spent with friends all await you at the Athisayam Amusement Park. The Courtalam Falls, the play station, the dry rides, and the snack bar are worthy of a visit too. Suitable for people of all ages, Athisayam has something for everybody.

Travelling to Madurai, India

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Located on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai is a beautiful city in the state of Tamil Nadu. The rich history of this city dates back to the third century. The excavations done by the archaeological survey of India are proofs of human settlement and Roman trade link during that era. Along with a lot of historical monuments, this city is also considered as an important industrial and educational hub of the state.Various rulers have ruled the city during its long history giving it immense cultural depth.Due to its vast history and rich culture, this city has turned into a huge tourist attraction, and is a must visit on a tour of south India.

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Madurai Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

Tickets are available at the entrances of all attractions. There is a significant waiting time for the tickets in the queues at the ticketing counters.

How To Get Around?

You can get around using public transport buses as well as taxis. A private car can also be used.

What Should I Wear?

Casual clothes are the way to go. Avoid wearing anything fancy, and you should be fine. Make sure your body is properly covered as there are a few religious places to visit.

Madurai Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

December to February is considered as the best time to visit Madurai.


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How To Get There?

Madurai is reachable by the vast network of roadways and railways. The Madurai airport also has flights to other major Indian cities from time to time.

Additional Info

Make sure to carry a bag of essentials like water bottle, a packet of snacks, etc. Sunscreen is a must.