Madurai is now the second largest and among the top tourism destination in Karnataka. Madurai is known as the ‘Athens of the East’ due to the belief how myth meets life here. It consists of a large number of pilgrims and important pilgrim station for Hindus. It consists of the famous Meenakshi temple which was built mainly by the Nayaks. So here are Places To Visit In Madurai. 

Places To Visit In Madurai


How To Reach Madurai?

By Air: Madurai is connected to air by Kochi, Chennai, and Bangalore with daily flights. The airport is just 10 km away from the Madurai city. You can take the bus from there which is operational once every hour. Taxis are not operational in that area.

By Rail: As it is the major tourist attraction, Madurai is well connected by the rail from Bangalore, Chennai, Kollam, Coimbatore, Thanjavur. The best journey is from Kerala which takes you over the Eastern Ghats.

By Road: There are five bus terminals in Madurai. National highway NH-47 and NH-45 connect Madurai to other parts of the south India.



Best Time To Visit Madurai

October to March is the best time to visit Madurai due to its pleasant weather which is ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing.



Typical Costs 

  • ACCOMODATION: There are plenty of place to stay in Madurai. AC rooms are available in deluxe hotels and you may need that as Madurai is hot. If you are searching for deluxe rooms then you can try GRT Regency, Taj Garden Retreat and The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai.
  • FOOD: You will only found the Vegetarian cousins around the temple premises. No liquor is allowed in that area. A few restaurants offer non-vegetarian for non vegetarians but they are away from the temples area. Here you can get traditional south-Indian rice based ‘thali meals’ in affordable price.
  • ACTIVITIES: If you are a true god devotee, then this place will make you happy as most of the activities in Madurai revolve around the temples. So, do go on a temple tour. You can visit Tirumala Nayak Palace where an interesting light and sound show take place every night.




Places To Visit In Madurai 

  1. Meenakshi Sundareshwar temple
  2. Ayirankkal Mandapam
  3. Maraimman Thepukullam temple
  4. Tirumalai Nayakkar palace
  5. Gandhi museum
  6. Koodal Azhagar
  7. Athisayam theme park


Excursions Near Madurai 

  1. Vaigai dam – 70 km
  2. Kodaikanal – 120 km
  3. Periyar Tiger Reserve – 155 km

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