Madurai Travel Guide

About Place

Madurai is an energetic, ancient city on the Vaigai River in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its skyline is dominated by the 14 colorful gopurams (gateway towers) of Meenakshi Amman Temple. Covered in bright carvings of Hindu gods, the Dravidian-style temple is a major pilgrimage site. Millions attend the processions and ceremonies of April's Chithirai Festival celebrating Meenakshi and Lord Vishnu.

Places To Visit
  • Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
  • Shree Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Samanar Hills
  • Pazhamudircholai Temple
  • Goripalayam Dargah
  • Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
  • Koodal Azhagar Temple
  • Gandhi Memorial Museum

  • Visit The Athisayam Water Amusement Park
  • Jungle Safari
  • Heritage Walk

Famous Food
  • Paruthi paal
  • Jigarthanda
  • Panangkarkandu paal
  • Appam
  • Kuzhi paniyaram
  • Paruthi
  • Chaats
  • Fish and Chips
  • Gulab Jamuns
  • Butter Chicken
  • Tandoori Chicken

Things To Buy
  • Sarees
  • Veshtis
  • Cotton fabrics
  • Handicrafts
  • Metallurgical articles

Shopping Area
  • Hajee Moosa Fabrics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Prithu Mandapam Market

Madurai Details

Best Time To Visit
October To March

Monsoon Period
June to September

Important Contact
Police Control Room:
Ambulance Service:
Tourist Center:
044-25333444 / 25333333 / 25333857 / 25333850-54
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