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Private tour of Madurai city with guide for a cultural immersion
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Private tour of Madurai city with guide for a cultural immersion

By 5 Senses Walks
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Experience cultural immersion in Madurai with its 2500 year old heritage at Meenakshi Temple, architectural marvel of Thirumalai Nayakar Palace, the charm of a Potters village, Gandhi museum and a local bazaar walk with a sip of Jigarthanda, the local cold beverage! Our company is committed to strengthening local communities. We help train and employ local guides and support local businesses to ensure travel dollars stay where they are spent.
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Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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  • Lunch
  • Guide
  • Private car
  • Entrance charges
  • Entry/Admission - Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
  • Entry/Admission - Gandhi Memorial Museum


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • All hotels in Madurai
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 114064P15

        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
          Stop: 2 hours
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        • 2
          Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
          Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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        • 3
          Gandhi Memorial Museum
          Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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        • 4
          Vilacheri
          Stop: 45 minutes
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        • 5
          Banana market
          Stop: 30 minutes
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • 5 Senses Walks
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        • Stay10367607445
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very good experience
          We had a great stay on 2nd January in the new year .It was very nice to have immediate room service with a smiling face.To day morning it was very surprise to have delight full variety dishes with cordial service of the staff.
          Written 3 January 2024
        • SeemaG37
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dont fall to unnecessary poojas & get check agents detail
          Temple Darshan were amazing..with only help of agents roaming around..or its difficult to do be in queue for hours for just a second glimpse of idol..where you travelled so far..so getting agent along and doing Darshan with them makes your trip seemless. Dare to ask details and steps..or you can get a miss..you wont know. Getting your pooja,dane correctly with starting from East gate only with prior pitra pooja,done for all deceased members of family...but its a puja ritual with just to get more money..and not done with peace of 5 min..as next customer is waiting for you to finish ..so be careful with all agents. You need to double check all..as all drivers too are in collaboration as you dont know their language..or do your survey well
          Written 8 September 2023
        • jamieaQ3405WQ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic trip to the tip of India
          I had a fantastic experience during this tour. I was picked up from my hotel in Madurai and we drove to the end of the coast of India at rameshwaram. The journey was amazing with my guide Meenaskhi enthralling with storied and facts about this part of India We visited an amazing temple in Rameshwaram which features in the Ramayana epic. The corridor in this temple was mesmerizing and no less than any world heritage site. I was told it is the world's longest corridor. The sculptures and art work on the ceiling was outstanding. I also loved the island of Dhanushkodi at the tip of India, from here you can actually see the island of Srilanka. The entire experience was amazing and this is a highly recommend tour to appreciate South Indian heritage.
          Written 1 July 2023
        • Jessicapeters123
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memorable Rameshwaram tour
          i came to Madurai on work abd decided to explore on Sunday. I had heard of Rameshwaram and found this day tour option from Madurai by 5 senses walks. The experience was phenomenal. The temple with the world's longest corridor was a mind blowing piece of work. Our guide Meenakshi was brilliant and explained to us about the connection of the various temples and ponds wih the Hindu epic Ramayana. Another memorable experience was the under sea bridge supposed to have been built in ancient times. We did get to see a floating rock as evidence. It was truly a culture immersion. It is very highly recommended.
          Written 7 June 2023
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        Nancy Peters
        New York City, NY9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2022
        This was a memorable day made so by 5 Senses Tours. True to their name they curated a sensorial extravaganza for me in Madurai! I did not know the ancient roots of this city and it was an enriching experience looking at the fine architecture of ancient India. Meenakshi Temple is mesmerizing with sculptures which are dreamlike. Our guide was passionate as well as knowledgeable. The AC car picked me on time and they also arranged an unforgettable local lunch in a banana leaf. During the tour we also spoke to a few local people as well as a priest. All this made it an authentic experience rather than a typical tour. Very highly recommended.
        Written 16 April 2022
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        Christopher D
        Thatcham, UK99 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An excellent and fascinating tour. The Meenakshi Temple site was of course the highlight, but other parts of the tour delved into everyday life in the city, the banana and vegetable markets, the Sanskrit school were all really interesting too.
        My guide, Meenakshi Sundaram, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and spoke excellent English. He was a real gentleman. Special mention too to our patient and careful driver.
        Highly recommend the tour
        Written 4 February 2023
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        Bongs
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Family
        Our Madurai tour took us to experience some truly amazing places from the grandeur Meenakshi temple to the Gandhi museum . Our tour Guide Kannan enabled us to appreciate the true glory and bask ourselves in traditional architecture, religion and Indian culture . We also got to sample some local delicacies of Madurai . It’s a foodies heaven and Kannan helped guide us through authentic resteraunts.
        Written 28 December 2023
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        Mohan Narayanan
        Bangalore District, India14 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Solo
        Experienced the culinary delights of Madurai.
        Took the Bazaars of Madurai walk.
        Visited the church and palace. Overall a great trip.
        Written 14 February 2024
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        Anonymous925
        San Francisco Bay Area631 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        So when you're in a foreign country searching TripAdvisor for tours in south India, or any place in India for that matter, the tour guides such as Five Senses, will literally provide you with anything and customize any package for you. Don't just think about the tour as described, think about the tour you would want to have and have them customize that for you. I would say the itinerary for me, for this particular tour was almost perfect. It had a good mix of the Meenakshi Temple which is a must-see and interaction with the local community via markets, villages and schools which is my personal favorite. We did two tours with Five Senses and they worked to get to know us and improved based on our personal preferences, providing not only an excellent tour but also on-demand ground transportation. Guides Misters Kannan, Meenakshi and our driver Mr. Bhasker were all excellent. I highly recommend them.
        Written 16 October 2023
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        Pooja Kush Bajaj
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2023 • Couples
        Madurai is famous for Meenakshi Temple. It's huge and has beautiful architecture. Expect a minimum waiting line of 2-3 hours to visit the main sanctum but we were lucky enough to visit it in the fast lane. Our darshan was very good.

        Our guide : Mr. Meenakshi explained in detail about the Temple. He also took us for a good south Indian meal. The food was served in banana leaf and the good part of that restraunt was to sit and interact with locals at one table. They explained us the way a South Indian meal should be had. We also had madurai famous drink called jigar thanda which you get in a local shop.

        But anyone visiting south India, pls have rose milk and their paneer soda (recommended to us by our Tanjore guide- Mr.Kannan). It is really good for digestion and cools down the body system in scorching heat.

        We visited this beautiful palace called Thirumala Nayakkar Palace. The stuco architecture is inspired by Italy.

        The best part of this trip was visiting Rameshwaram Temple and Danushkodi. When visiting Rameshwaram, we visited important sites such as Arichalmunai which is the last point jutting out of India and afte 15 kms is the starting point of Srilanka. It is the confluence of a sea and an Ocean - Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. The green and blue colours of water can be seen distinctly apart.

        Our guide- Mr. Meenakshi informed us about main temple in Rameshwarm called Sri Ramanathswamy Temple.

        The corridors of this temple were huge and carvings were beautiful. The best part of the tour was to stand in the place where Ram Setu( Adam's Bridge) was built. The coral stone which was approx 92 kgs was floating in the water and we could take photographs with it.
        We visited Vilundi Teertham. It's a walkway in the middle of ocean where the water was drinkable and has a mythological significance to it.

        All these were explained well by our guide - Mr.Meenakshi.

        We thank 5 Senses and their team for the
        wonderful tour.

        Thanks,
        Pooja & Kush Bajaj
        Written 28 May 2023
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