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Indulge yourself in the delicious street food and revel in the intricate architecture in the lanes of Madurai – the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu.

Madurai is often called the “Athens of the East” because of its rich and vast cultural history. The city is occupied with buildings of incredible architecture – especially of Meenakshi Amman Temple. You can spend days roaming the streets of Madurai, exploring the street food and the architecture. Its beauty can only be beheld when it’s right in front of you. Your Madurai tour package, when planned well, can let you can make the most of your Madurai tour. The Greek scholar Megasthenes visited the Mauryan Empire as a Greek ambassador. 

The recorded history of Madurai goes as far back as the 3rd century BC, where when its trading relationship with the Romans was recorded. The city has been termed antiquity because, over the centuries, it has been ruled by Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Sultanate, Carnatic kingdom, and Madurai’s Nayaks, in addition to the British East India Company and British. Because of its diverse history, Madurai has various historical monuments whose beauty will take your breath away. It’s a city whose beauty will sweep the ground from beneath your feet.

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For exploring the beautiful city of Madurai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, a minimum of 3-4 days are required. This will give visitors ample time to take in the true essence of what the city has to offer. Some of the iconic and famous places that shouldn't be missed on your Madurai tour packages include Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Vaigai Dam, Meenakshi Amman Temple, Gandhi Memorial Museum and many more. Moreover, tantalise your taste buds with the local cuisine, delve into the city's rich cultural heritage and discover the vibrant, bustling local streets and markets. 

Nestled on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai is famed for not just one but for a lot of its items. These include Madurai Malli, also known as the Madurai Jasmine, brassware, traditional jewellery, unique souvenirs, handicrafts and silk sarees. Book your tours and travel packages to Madurai with Veena World and explore these items to have at least one of them as a souvenir. You can also gift these items to your near and dear ones to make them feel happy and give them a glimpse of Madurai.

Madurai's diversified and tasty food gives a one-of-a-kind gourmet experience to any traveller visiting Madurai. You must try the Jigarthanda, a chilly beverage prepared with milk, almond gum, and falooda, and the fragrant and fluffy idlis and crispy dosas served with a variety of tomato and coconut chutneys and sambar. Madurai is heaven for foodies, and its delicious dishes highlight the region's unique spices. We at Veena World offer a one-day tour package to Madurai at affordable prices.

Yes, at Veena World, you can customise your holiday to Madurai and have a pleasant time with your special someone, including family and friends. With this customisation option, you have the full freedom of choosing everything, including accommodation type, your daily itinerary, meal preferences, mode of transportation, duration of trip, places to be covered etc. You can also opt for a professional tour manager to take care of all the planning while you bask in the sights and sounds of Madurai. For more information and details, you can reach out to us and our travel experts who will help you customise your Madurai holiday as per your preferences.

If you're a solo traveller with a well-planned itinerary, then a group tour to Madurai is a good option. Group tours are a great way of turning strangers into friends and deepening the bonds with your loved ones. Moreover, on group tours, you get to meet and know people from different cultures, religions, and traditions. At Veena World, we offer group tours for women, senior citizens, families, friends, singles etc. In our group tours, you have a professional tour manager to assist you and take care of the travel planning throughout. Explore our Madurai group tours to have a wonderful experience in this beautiful city.

From religious sites to picturesque landscapes, there’s a lot to explore in Madurai. A few of the popular places to include in your Madurai tour package are Meghamalai, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal,  Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Vaigai Dam, Kodaikanal, and Samanar Hills, among others. 

Chithirai Thiruvizha, or Meenakshi Thirukalyanam is the most famous festival of Madurai. This festival is also known as the “Athens of the East”. The best part of this festival is the celestial wedding ceremony or reunion of Goddess Meenakshi, the presiding deity of the historic Meenakshi Amman Temple, with Lord Sundareswarar, also known as Lord Shiva. In this festival, the devotees offer their prayers and seek blessings for well-being and prosperity, and the priest conducts the sacred rituals representing the union of the celestial couple. The festival usually falls between April and May and occurs during the Tamil month of Chithirai. Book your Madurai holiday packages with Veena World to soak up the vibes of Chithirai Thiruvizha.

Madurai always offers a plethora of destinations boasting the rich culture and history of southern India. The major attraction of this city is its enchanting temples, which is why it is also known as the city of temples. If you are planning to visit Madurai, be it a short trip or a long itinerary, Veena World has the right holiday package of Madurai for you to choose from. These Packages are curated by our experts so that you can enjoy them to the fullest. All you need to do is choose the ideal package considering your needs.

Yes, it is. From the ancient time, Madurai has been a renowned destination for travellers due to several famous attractions.  For example, if you want to seek spiritual experience, you can visit  one of the oldest and largest temples in India i.e. Meenakshi Amman Temple and Thirumalai Nayak Temple which is popular for Dravidian and Islamic styles architecture. On the other hand for nature lovers, idyllic hills can be found in the city's spectacular surroundings. So, overall opting for a Madurai trip package to experience this ancient city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu is never a bad idea. 

Madurai is often known as “Thoonga Nagaram” which means the city which never sleeps. It's not like Madurai is famous for nightclubbing or entertainment purposes like other cities carrying the same tag. It is actually the lifestyle of people in Madurai, keeping the charm of celebration all around every time due to the lively vibes of Meenakshi Amman Temple and the marketplace. During the day, the market is known as Naalangadi, and in the evening market is called Allangadi. If you also want to be a part of this and experience Thoonga Nagaram, then book your Madurai tour packages with Veena World.

Get to know more about Madurai before booking your tour packages

Located on the banks of the Vaigai River, Madurai is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu. It is often referred to as the “Athens of the East” by many due to its rich and vast history that goes back more than 2 millennia. The oldest mention of Madurai dates back 3rd century BC, when Megasthenes, a Greek ambassador visited the Mauryan Empire. Madurai is sometimes also referred to as Thoonga Nagaram, which means “the city which never sleeps.” Madurai has seen the rise and fall of many dynasties that have ruled it. The list includes Madurai Sultanate, Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, and the Carnatic Kingdom. And this is in addition to the British East India Company and the British Raj in the 19th and 20th century. The city gets its name from a 2nd Tamil-Brahmi inscription Matiray. It’s an old Tamil word that means “walled city.” Over the 2 millennia, has been referred to by many names. Koodal, Naanmadakoodal, Thirualavar, and even Madhura, are some of the names. But what the city is truly known for is its cultural history. So when you’re booking a Madurai tour package for yourself or your family, there are certain places that you must visit. Although Madurai will make you feel welcomed and you will never want to leave, there are certain places that you must see in the limited time for which you are visiting the city. Here is a list of the places that should be in your Madurai sightseeing package.

Places to Visit in Madurai

  • Meenakshi Amman Temple

Meenakshi Amman Temple is the highlight of Madurai. You cannot book a Madurai holiday package and not have Meenakshi Amman Temple in it. It’s a historic temple located on the southern bank of River Vaigai. Built between 1623 and 1655, its unmatched architecture is globally renowned. The temple is named after Mata Parvati, Lord Shiva’s wife, whose other name is Meenakshi. It’s a one-of-a-kind temple because Mata Paravati is not the only god worshipped here, but Lord Shiva too. But, it’s the point of attraction for global and local tourists is its detailed architecture and intricate pieces of art in walls and pillars. The temple complex is made in compliance with the Shilpa Shastra. It has 14 gateway towers known as Gopugrams, each enormous and overwhelming. More than a thousand people visit the temple every day. If you have time to visit Madurai even for one day, look up the Madurai one-day tour price and visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple.

  • Kallazhagar Temple

Another majestic place that must be included in your Madurai trip package is the Kallazhagar temple of Alagar Koyil.  It is an elegantly beautiful temple befitting the god worshipped there: Lord Vishnu. It’s said to be the resting place of Vishnu, and several disciples of Lord Vishnu, local and global, visit the temple frequently. Also known by name of Azhagarkovil, it is situated on the Alagar Hills. The temple surrounded by granite walls and it has a seven-tier Rajgopuram (gateway tower). It’s made in the Dravidian style of architecture. A temple tour in Kallazhagar Temple and you will see some rare sculptures from Vijayanagar Empire similar to the ones found in Jalakandeswarar Temple (Vellore), Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy Temple (Krishnapuram), Srivilliputhur Divya Desam (Virudhunagar), and Soundararajaperumal Temple (Thadikombu). Many traditions of the Thenkalai Sect are followed here, but the priests also perform poojas on a daily basis of other Hindu festivals. In your Madurai vacation, this stays as one of the places you must visit.

  • Samanar Hills

Also known by the names of Melmalai, Amanarmalai, and Samanar Malai, it’s a rocky stretch 10 kms from the city of Madurai. Stretched 3 kms east to west, hills and hillocks of Samanar house various Hindu and Jain temples. These temples are as old as the 2nd century BC and as modern as the 12th century AD. One of its popular monuments is Settipodavu, which is a 10th century Jain cave. It’s the most visited place in Samanar Hills because of its easy accessibility, as it’s not very far from the base. Here you can see the carving of Mahavira at the mouth of the cave. There are several reliefs build near the ceiling of the cave once you step inside. Another marvellous thing is the carving of Ambika Devi in the posture of Devi Durga. Other oft-visited sites at Samanar Hills is Pechchipallam, another Jain monument with reliefs of Parsvanath, Bahubali, and Tirthankaras. This place is almost always included in any travel package to Madurai because it is a hike as well as a place of worship. Here, you can enjoy a relaxing hike and marvel at the great architecture from history.

  • Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal

The mahal gets its name from King Tirumalai, a king of Madurai’s Nayakkar dynasty who built this palace for himself. He ruled Madurai from 1623 to 1659. The mahal boasts of an architecture that is a fusion of Rajput and Italian architecture. The complex which once formed the Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal was 4 times as large as what it is now. At present, you can only visit the main palace where the King stayed. This must also be in your Madurai package because it’s only 2 kms from the Meenakshi Amman Temple. Once, it was considered one of the wonders of South India. 

Best Time to Visit Madurai

Because of the hot and dry climate of Madurai throughout the year, it is recommended to visit the city between October and March, when the peak of summer has died out. Madurai has a lot of places you will explore by walking, and the last thing you would want is a heatstroke. To best explore the city, you can book a Madurai trip package at an affordable cost. Choose a package in which the itinerary lets you explore the best of Madurai.

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