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Samanar Hills

Keelakuyilkudi Village, Sholavandan NH, Madurai, India
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A quiet place

This is not the usual places one visits in Madurai. We had hired a taxi and showed driver the place... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Bengaluru, India
via mobile
Jain Hillock and Ayyanar Temple

If you want to see Madurai in a off beaten path visit this place approximately 12 kms From Madurai... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Madurai, India
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  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“jain caves” (4 reviews)
“lotus pond” (4 reviews)
“climb” (11 reviews)
Keelakuyilkudi Village, Sholavandan NH, Madurai, India
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is not the usual places one visits in Madurai. We had hired a taxi and showed driver the place on google maps. The communication was a little difficult but we could make it here. We did not know what to expect. Not much is...More

1  Thank yvj123
Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you want to see Madurai in a off beaten path visit this place approximately 12 kms From Madurai Railway Junction. At the base of a small Hill is a lotus pond and ayyanar Temple the Village Diety and if you are looking for a...More

3  Thank shanmugapriya
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I was glad to go there, and honour the many people who have resided there seeking enlightenment over the centuries. Our rickshaw driver told us not to go to the other side of the hill as some people dwell there in silence. Out of respect...More

2  Thank Rupert D
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The place is quiet and calm and also very clean .If you want to go to the cave you will have to climb and walk a lot. The railings to hold and climb is only for some distance. After that it is not safe.

Thank Aditya S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Jain hills can provide adventure and thrill for those interested in Jain monuments. Select evening or early morning timings for climbing.

Thank RakeshSivan
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This place will be a different experience altogether... a climb over a shield mountain... takes you back to ages of Jain literature.... But safety is a concern, that to in late hours... It will take 1-1.5 hrs to climb n be back.... the optimum time...More

3  Thank sbvijaybalu
Reviewed 9 January 2016

It is true that not many people know this place. There is a local temple and behind the temple you may have to travel few 100 meters and you see a forlorn place. Climb by foot to some distance and you can see a cave,...More

1  Thank DeekAKGAG
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Such a beatiful place! We went there on a tuesday and we were the only ones there on the majestic big snake mountain in the warm sunlight overlooking the landscape. And there is two places with Buddha statues cut out in the walls.

Thank Ingrid T
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Peaceful place..divine experience..it is a best place to go with your friends..i do not recommond you to go with women

Thank mahendran652
Reviewed 28 October 2015

If you are jain, you should be visiting this place if you are passing near madurai. Very small trek to top of the hill. there are 2 paths .. you should not miss the one on left side. There is very big carving(5 ft) of...More

1  Thank MaulikGandhi
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