Madurai Tour Packages

Lend an ear to this ancient city that holds within its bosom stories and tales of times long gone.

Madurai is one of the most prominent cities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The city lies on the banks of the beautiful Vaigai River and is well-known for being one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities on the planet. If you choose to go on a Madurai tour, you will have a chance to catch a glimpse of the surviving structures that used belong to the ancient Pandyan Kingdom.

Travel packages in Madurai are quite popular among travellers and tourists as they offer them an amazing chance to explore the magnificent temples and monuments that were built by the Pandyas and the Madurai Nayak kings and feature the distinct Dravidian style of architecture in their facade.

Madurai is known to lie on the fertile plains of River Vaigai, which runs through the ancient city. While the beautiful Nagamalai and Sirumalai hills can also be found to the west and north of Madurai, it is the natural beauty of this city which is one of the many reasons why people choose to go on a Madurai trip at least once.

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To visit this South Indian tourist hub, you can easily book Madurai tour packages online from Veena World. You can compare the prices and itineraries of the different holiday packages available at Veena World and choose the one that meets your needs. With Veena World, you can enjoy a comprehensive Madurai tour in a cost-effective price range.

About the destination

Madurai is one of the oldest cities in India. The city is known to have been inexistence since the 4th century BC and is even mentioned in the ancient texts ofthe Arabs, Romans, and the Greeks. For a major part of its history, Madurai hadbeen ruled by several Pandya kings. The city is especially famed for its rich heritageand culture and is also home to a host of historically and religiously significantstructures. Even the skyline of Madurai is dominated by the colourful gopurams orgateway towers of the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple, which features brightcarvings of Hindu gods. You can book your Madurai holiday packages online throughVeena World in order to visit and explore the most prominent attractions of thisvibrant and bustling city.

Experience Madurai

The culture of Madurai has significantly been influenced by the kingdoms that haveruled this region in the past. While most of the people residing here are Hindus,several Christians and Muslims also live in the city. English, Tamil, and Saurashtraare the languages that are most commonly spoken by the people of Madurai.

Festivals are an integral element of the social infrastructure of the city. While thereare a lot of festivals that are celebrated in Madurai throughout the year, the mostpopular ones you should experience on your Madurai trip are:


    Pongal is a popular festival that is celebrated in the month of January. People celebrate Pongal to pay tribute to the Sun God. This festival is observed for three days, which are known as Bogi, Pongal, and Mattu Pongal.

    Chithirai Festival

    The Chithirai Festival is celebrated in Madurai sometimebetween April and May. This festival begins with a flag hoisting ceremony thatis conducted by the Chief Priest of the Meenakshi temple.

    The Float Festival

    The Float Festival takes place on a full moon nightsometime in January or February. During this festival, the idols of GoddessMeenakshi and Lord Sundaresa are taken out from the Meenakshi Temple in ahuge procession.

Apart from these festivals, art and crafts are also important elements of the cultureof Madurai. The city is especially famous for its exquisite silk saris, sandalwoodcarvings, and cotton handlooms.

Things to Do in Madurai

Here are some of the most interesting and attractive spots that you should includein your Madurai tour itineraryto get the most out of your visit:

    Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal

    This is a 17th-century palace that was developed by King Thirumalai Nayaksometime around 1636 AD; King Thirumalai Nayak had ruled this region from 1623–59. The palace is an excellent showcase of the fusion of Rajput and Dravidianarchitecture styles and is truly a treat for the eyes. The Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahalis one of the most prominent buildings in South India. The interiors of this palace, infact, surpass many of its Indian contemporaries when it comes to sheer scale anddesign. The interiors of this building are lavishly decorated, while the exteriorsfeature a more austere style. Just upon entering the palace, visitors are greeted bya grand courtyard that is spread over an area of 41,979 sq. ft. and features somemassive circular pillars.

    Meenakshi Temple

    The grand Meenakshi Temple is a major attraction and is an integral element of anyMadurai sightseeing tour. This historic Hindu temple lies near the southern bank ofthe Vaigai River. This temple is dedicated to Meenakshi, who is considered to be aform of Goddess Parvati. The Meenakshi Temple complex features a host ofconcentric enclosures, each layer of which is fortified by high masonry walls. Whenviewed from above, this whole temple complex represents a mandala. In addition tothe main shrines of Sundareswarar and Meenakshi, there are shrines dedicated todeities like Ganesha, Murugan, Saraswati, Rukmini, and Lakshmi present in thetemple as well. The Meenakshi Temple is also quite famous for its bright gopurams.There are fourteen gopurams present in the temple, the tallest of which rises to aheight of about 170 ft.

    Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

    This is a temple tank that lies at a distance of about 2 km from the MeenakshiAmman Temple. This pond is majorly used for religious purposes. The Float Festivalof Madurai is popularly celebrated near this pond as the idols of Goddess Meenakshiand Lord Sundareshwarar are taken to Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam during theFloat Festival in beautiful and colourful floats each year. That is why this placeshould be a definite inclusion in your Madurai trip.

The Best Time to Visit Madurai

People typically book Madurai sightseeing tours all around the year to visit theancient temples and architectural masterpieces that are housed in the city. Thewinter months are of course the most popular time for tourists to visit Madurai forsightseeing, as the temperatures remain extremely pleasant during the winterseason

Here is a brief insight into the weather conditions that are prevalent throughout theyear in Madurai, so you can plan your Madurai trip with ease:

    The Winter Season (December-February):

    Monsoons in Madurai last for quite a smallperiod of time. However, even in this small period, the south-west monsoonwinds bring heavy rainfall to the region. The monsoon months would beperfect for visiting Madurai for you if you desire to spend your vacation dayssurrounded by lush natural greenery.

    The Monsoons (June-August):

    The Chithirai Festival is celebrated in Madurai sometimebetween April and May. This festival begins with a flag hoisting ceremony thatis conducted by the Chief Priest of the Meenakshi temple.

    The Summer Season (March-May):

    The months from March to May markthe summer season in Madurai. During these months, the temperaturestypically range from 24 degree Celsius to 34 degree Celsius. It can be saidthat the weather is quite dry and hot during this time, which may make itslightly uncomfortable for some to roam around in the city. You can, however,plan to visit Madurai during the summers if you want to avoid the largecrowds that flock to the city during the other seasons. Make sure you planyour Madurai tour itinerary accordingly.

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