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Sri Meenakshi Temple

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North Chitrai Street | J K Plaza, 10/20, Bye-Pass Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, Madurai 625001, India
+91 95001 37477
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North Chitrai Street | J K Plaza, 10/20, Bye-Pass Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, Madurai 625001, India
+91 95001 37477
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited this temple two weeks back. Temple will be open for darshan from 3 PM to 9PM evening. please check google for morning darshan timings. temple has four gates north , south , west and east. There are tickets available for Rs. 50 and...More

Thank Manoj K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arguably one of the most beautiful and significant Hindu temples, with great architecture and lovely sculptures. Non-Hindus can visit all spaces, except the inner temple. There is enough to enjoy and experience outside. Do not miss sitting on the steps of the tank to admire...More

Thank MooresRoad
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Meenakshi temple yesterday Definitely a great place to visit and should not miss during visit to Madurai A very big architectural wonder with massive pathways and towers Powerful

Thank satyaprasad2000
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent hotel . friendly chef mosai. Tasty food clean specious room . well maintained .centrally located

Thank Geethakrishnan J
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Meenakshi Amman temple is one of the most important sites both from the Religious and architectural points of view. A must for those travelling in South India.

Thank Varadarajan K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even though it is workship place, one can admire the whole work of this temple by ancient rulers here.

1  Thank Pravin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in the evening the weather was not that hot. The crowd was less. With a guide he explained the history of temple very well. I would certainly recommend this temple visit.

Thank bethymohan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this temple on a Sunday afternoon, this temple was bit crowded at that time. yet has a great history of pandiyas and tamil literature. Famous shiva thiruviliyadal happened at the very same sights pond.

Thank ganapathyex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Madurai for some business work but this temple was so beautiful that I couldn't stop myself for the visit. It is as beautiful from inside as it is from outside. Sculptures on exterior are made so beautiful.

Thank Akshay G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Architecture was awesome, good cleanliness, tasty prasadam's like Sweet Laddu, Appam, etc was mouth watering, are most liked. Only Mobile camera's can use inside the temple No options for DSLR..footwares and Bagages including SLR camera's can be kept with Devaswam Counters at each entrances with...More

Thank PramodThalakkulam
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Harish P
I am traveling to Kanyakumari, via Madurai on Thursday 8 June and expect to reach Madurai around 11 am,wanted to visit Meenakshi temple. Hence wanted to know usually how much time will it take to finish the darshan Since my son who is 2years a old is joining, we expect a huge queue Because if it take more time or if it's expected to be crowded, then I can think of visiting some other time. Kindly request your thoughts on the same.
5 June 2017|
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Response from ABDESH | Reviewed this property |
Normally it will take around 3 hours.Take a spl ticket to reach quickly.Inside there will be limited fan and we should keep our things in the temple cloak room except mobiles and Money.Always crowd is there.Im not recommend... More
Is there any crowd at Madurai meenakshi temple
17 April 2017|
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Response from dilipsahasranam | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Temple will be visited by numerous devotees and tourists. But it is not suffocating or difficult to manage. On important festival days the crowd will be much more.
Vimlesh M
I wanted to visit Meenakshi temple in April second week,how much time it takes to cover temple after lunch hours? And at what time it closes and reopens post lunch?
21 March 2017|
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Response from SURYA K | Reviewed this property |
It is advisable to visit the temple in the morning hours. If not possible then be there @ 04:00 pm. Temple will be close between 12:30 to 16:30. It will take minimum one hour for Amman and swamy temple visits as well as you... More