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Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

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Address: Teppakulam, Madurai, India
Phone Number: +91 95001 37477
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Huge water reservoir

We heard about the Teppam festival from our guide and rued not having been able to see it. Interesting little area with it sometimes being empty and a place which is sometimes a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The place is awesome to visit during early morning and evening times. The place is filled up with lot of road side shops to eat and walk with. You can visit at early morning to Mariyamman temple to enjoy the Coolness in madurai.

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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The climax of this place can be seen and experienced on the full moon day between January 15 - February 15 every year, when the float festival happens. It is a large tank, remains waterless most of the year nowadays, converts into the maidan of madurai. One of the best spaces in Madurai to spend time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Even when there is no water it is a sight to see,especially in the evening. The temple is in the middle of a vast pond which is green when there is no water. Very soothing sight in that busy commercial town. Nice place to walk in the evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We heard about the Teppam festival from our guide and rued not having been able to see it. Interesting little area with it sometimes being empty and a place which is sometimes a hangout area for the local kids and sometimes filled with holy water.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is one big water tank constructed in olden era to save rain water and to perform some of the temple events as custom. The tank is very big with surrounding steps to access from all sides. It is also in a very nice location. These olden system of having tanks in the middle of a village/city were served for... More 

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Mariamman Teppakulam is a beautiful square tank spread over a huge area of almost 16 acres, located about 5Kms East of Meenakshi Temple. The tank is the scene of the colourful float festival held in January/February to celebrate the birth anniversary of King Thirumalai Nayak, who built this tank. The deities of Meenakshi and Sundareswarar are placed in a float,... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is the pond located near to Vandiyur Mariamman Temple and situated at a distance of about 2 km from the Meenakshi Amman Temple. Literally, Teppakulam means temple pond mainly used for devotional festivals. At present there is no water in the pond.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

it readily accessible nice and cool breeze in evening must visit place it would be good in evening after 5pm

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

It is bit disappointing as there was enough water in the tank.10 years back when we visited there was water in the pond and boating facility was there to reach the centre of the pond Lot of mosquitos in the tank.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Therefore not too interesting apart from its sheer scale. The best part about it was watching the traditional cotton dyers, spooling their yarns by the side of the tank, the lengths stretching for at least 100 feet or more.

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