Places to visit in Madurai

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  • Ambarish2012
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful temples that I have visited. It is an important pilgrimage sites.

    Few important tips:
    1. They no longer allow mobiles inside the temple. There are lockers near every gate. You can keep your mobiles there.
    2. Ladies handbags are also not allowed inside the temple. You can keep them in the storage rooms. But better not to take any valuables with you.
    3. There is provision of wheelchair. Ask the guards.
    4. Special darshan tickets (que is less than general line, but quite long). Special darshan ticket at Amma mandir is 100 rupees per person and 50 rupees at Shivji mandir.
    5. Don't miss the 1000 pillar hall. Nothing very auspicious, but don't miss it. It is within the museum there is a 5 rupees ticket per Indian person.

    We had gone at 8pm as well as 7am. The line was much less at 7am.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • AKK1959
    Chennai (Madras), India112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kallalagar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu in Alagar Koyil, a village in Madurai district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kallalagar (Sundararaja Perumal) (Vishnu); Kalyana Sundaravalli Thayar (Lakshmi) are the presiding deities in this Temple. Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple popularly called as Alagar Kovil by the locals.

    The temple is pretty huge with tall Towers and lot of spaces around. It is situated on the green backdrop of Famour Alagar Malai ( Hill forest range)
    There is a separate Sannithi for Chakarat Azhwar, Maa Andal etc., in this Temple. Thick, Soft & tasty Dosa is offered as Prasadam here and sold in the Temple Prasadam Stall.
    Written 26 December 2023
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  • AKK1959
    Chennai (Madras), India112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Arulmigu Solaimalai Murugan Temple is a powerful temple, located atop a hill covered with dense forests. Pazhamudhircholai is one among the 6 prominent abodes of Lord Muruga (Arupadaiveedu) in Alagar Hills Reserve Forest around 25 kms away from Madurai.

    You have to climb the hill to reach this temple. There is road facility to reach the temple by car / bus / vans as well.
    Written 26 December 2023
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  • podrozniczka60
    New Jersey14,838 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative museum depicting the life and struggles of Mahatma Gandhi. Just 5 weeks ago we visited the Gandhi assassination museum in Delhi and it was our further opportunity to continue to learn more about his life. The museum is partially being renovated so unfortunately that takes away from the whole experience. The entry was free but we had to pay for the privilege of taking any photos, even with a cell phone.
    The exhibits “read like a book“ and consisted of well composed and informative photo collages with ample historic explanations, dates, famous quotes and descriptions. They were chronological and engaging.
    There were also some Tamil Nadu handicrafts on display .
    Like all museums in India so far this one was also “dusty”.
    Overall it is a very educational institution and a recommended stop for visitors interested in the history of modern India.
    Written 10 March 2023
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  • skdel2016
    National Capital Territory of Delhi, India280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hundreds of pillars, carved with awesome sculpture and
    eye elusive paintings on roof, Equally distanced, a marvel of architecture, you can not believe these were made at that era when no modern building equipment was available. Single stones were transported by elephants with coconut ropes and made of old tools, No computer, graphics etc... Hats off the artists and engineer's of that time.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • Sankar G
    Bengaluru, India6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Madurai is a temple city where you can visit on pilgrimage.
    Apart form that you can enjoy the food especially the non-vegetarian that is of true taste of Tamil authenticity. Temperature is quite hot even on winter days. Three days can be spent going around Madurai and explore the beauty of the city.
    Written 13 January 2023
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  • Ambarish2012
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India175 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not much to see. Just 1 building is present. That toois under renovation. The structure and grandeur is worth the visit.
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • sridharan2013
    Bengaluru, India1,273 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    THis ancient temple located at the foot hills of a lovely hillock is part of the arupadai veedu temples for Lord Murugan. This temple is close to Madurai city and can be easily reached. Lots of devotees visit this temple to offer prayers to Lord Murugan. Arrangements have been made to ensure that pilgrims visiting can walk in properly organized lines and have proper darshan and also offer poojas.
    Written 27 August 2022
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  • Ananth 727499
    Tiruppur, India1,336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This temple is situated near Madurai maatuthaavani bus stand. From here take the route to othakadai.

    Then take a right turn and go for about 2 KMS. The temple will be on your left side..

    The temple complex is huge and it has a very big pond nearby..

    Chalkrathaalvaar sannithi is very famous here .
    Written 15 October 2020
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  • Hey Pretty!
    Bengaluru, India9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to this temple as part of the Yo Madhurai Walk Tour. Its a uphill walk and we went in April with 2 kids aged 10 and 12! but was totally worth it. There is a legend about the fresh water spring here - Noopurgana. The devi darshan was very nice. Beware of monkeys... dont carry anything other than your basic sling bag or bag pack - the monekys are very fast to snatch anything else....:-). Worth the visit and the walk!
    Written 14 April 2023
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  • DrBalamurugan
    Madurai, India7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk around this glorious temple tank during evening hours, when it’s not very hot. Can take few photos. There are several roadside eateries around, which may not be very hygienic. Must visit, if you are in Madurai .
    Written 3 January 2020
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  • niluanu
    Chennai (Madras), India610 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    St.Mary's Cathedral is a 150 year old church located in the heart of Madurai. The majestic structure has two bell towers, bright blue and whitecolours and the beautiful Roman architecture. The interior is nice and well maintained and the windows are bright stained glass ones. This is close to the palace and worth a visit
    Written 9 September 2023
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