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Vanakkam Madurai

Madurai, India
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Book this unique 2-hour tour to experience the genuine Madurai, one of the oldest cities in India. Get a taste of the local daily life by staying away from those popular tourist attractions. Learn the culture and history from your local guide while experiencing the daily life of the locals in the old traditional area of Madurai.  
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John N wrote a review Mar 2020
A little scary in the back streets with no lighting but really worthwhile! Cows, milking, sun-rise, fruit bats, fruit, banana & veg markets followed by breakfast.
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Date of experience: March 2020
David A wrote a review Dec 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom
If you are one of those westerners that has become addicted to the many walking tours in Europe, like we have, then you should love this. We started early in the morning, 05:40, with our brilliant guide Leena. She walked us through the residential areas to experience daily Indian traditions, then, through the markets. Leena very politely asked if we wanted to sample some local food and beverages along the route, which we definitely did, so the tour becomes a foody tour if you want it too. We finished by experiencing a local breakfast with Leena. This is not a historical trip round the city, this is more personal and gives a special insight in to the everyday lives of local people. The tour we’ve most enjoyed in all 3 of our trips to India as you won’t find it in any guide book.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Caroline wrote a review Nov 2019
Meeting Karthik soon after dawn and quietly walking the back streets of old Madurai was a special experience not to be missed. Such a contrast to the noise & hustle of the day, it was quiet and still, the only sounds of people going about their early morning business. Karthik’s English was easily understood, and he provided explanations to all our questions.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Vince P wrote a review Oct 2019
We enjoyed this tour very much. It was a fantastic way to get an authentic feel for the city, and I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone interested in feeling more like a local. We walked through charming narrow streets just as dawn began to break and ended up surveying colourful street markets and traders gearing up for the day. Our guide, Karthik, was informative, friendly and helpful, and paced the tour really well. He also has great skill taking photos, and the pictures he took of us while on this walking tour that are some of the best we got during our whole trip in India.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Go598042 wrote a review Apr 2019
An immersine and interesting tour around the town that allow you to discover the real life and get a taste of everyday life in Madurai. For me and my family was a pleasant discover and we have very nice memories of it.
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Date of experience: January 2019