Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Madurai

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  • Hemant Varshney
    New Delhi, India136 contributions
    We visited during the month of April 2023. It was very hot as compare to North India. We were told that temple will be closed at 12 noon and it will re open at 4 PM so we have to visit before that. Lots of guides are available outside the temple, not sure if they are registered with government or not. They charged us INR 2000 for four of us for VIP Darshan. One can say that if you are visiting temple they why going via VIP channel, but on the other hand if you have limited time you have to take these advantages. One person escorted us to the temple and helped us in darshan. In side the temple atmosphere was very. A different kind of feeling we had. Pujari did Pooja for us and we were able to perform pooja from very near to the Meenakshi Amma Murti. You need at least one hour to visit every part of the temple even if you are taking VIP facility, so plan accordingly.
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • ABDESH
    Kanchipuram, India526 contributions
    Kallalagar temple is located Alagar Koyil Village, Madurai District. It can be reached by bus from Melur, Mattuthavani Bus Stand, Periyar Bus Stand. God Kallalagar (Sundararaja Thirumal) and Goddess Kalyana Sundaravalli Thayar blessing devottees. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines. The temple has a seven-tiered rajagopuram. The temple is surrounded by a large fort.Every year during the Tamil month of Chithirai (April-May), Chithirai Thiruvila is celebrated. Chithirai Thiruvila is an yearly event of the marriage of Meenakshi, believed to be Alagar's sister.
    Written 15 August 2023
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  • podrozniczka60
    New Jersey14,766 contributions
    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, India260 contributions
    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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  • ABDESH
    Kanchipuram, India526 contributions
    Arulmigu Solaimalai Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple, located about 25 kilometres north of Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.A hill covered with dense forests.One of the six important abodes (Arupadaiveedu) of God Murugan. it is close to the Azhagar Kovil.Pazhamudircholai is a fertile hill, blessed with nature's bounty in the form of innumerable fruits, vegetables and natural springs. God Ganesha,God Muruga and Goddess Valli, Deivayanai blessing Devotees.One can reach Pazhamudircholai by car, van, two-wheeler or Bus.There is a bus shuttle every 20 minutes from the foot of the hill to the Temple. We can offer Betel leaf garland.
    Written 15 August 2023
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  • Sankar G
    Bengaluru, India6 contributions
    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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  • Hemant Varshney
    New Delhi, India136 contributions
    Great architecture, huge circular pillars in the hall. This is a darbar hall of Palace which belongs to Nayakas dynasty king. A center courtyard surrounded by huge circular pillars. You should visit if you really admire of great architecture
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • sridharan2013
    Bengaluru, India1,273 contributions
    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, India1,335 contributions
    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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  • DrBalamurugan
    Madurai, India7 contributions
    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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  • Hey Pretty!
    Bengaluru, India9 contributions
    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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  • niluanu
    Chennai (Madras), India587 contributions
    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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  • Ypatel12
    Munnar, India367 contributions
    Samanar hills is good place for small picnic with friends and family. View from hills is really good. We have took many memorable pics.
    Written 19 July 2019
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  • Sudhir R
    Mumbai, India192 contributions
    Please make this your top priority - this was home to Ramana Maharshi and this was where he had his first experience of self realization - well maintained by Tiruvannamalai Ramanashram trust although the approach road should have proper directions to guide first-timers.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • SandeepSaxena-IIP
    Dehradun, India503 contributions
    This is a very old catholic shrine dating to a hundreds of years back! The Roman Architecture is definitely breathtaking!.The sacred heart of church is an amazing place to visit. There are rooms available for stay which is very affordable...The priest is very friendly
    Written 20 July 2019
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