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Sri Meenakshi Temple

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Address: East Chitrai Street, Madurai, India
Phone Number: 9500137477
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Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Spiritual experience

South of India is a unique place, lots of spiritual places and unique sights. Hot and humid for most of the year, make sure you stay hydrated during the trip. We went to the tip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

South of India is a unique place, lots of spiritual places and unique sights. Hot and humid for most of the year, make sure you stay hydrated during the trip. We went to the tip near Sri Lanka, and enjoyed the local sights and local veg food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The lanes leading to the temple was small and vehicle were moving extremely slow and we made a mistake by visiting in the evening i guess the best time would be morning Also the temple was so crowded and we had to wait for hours in the queue

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This temple that has a chequered history is a marvellous place of worship that attracts local and out station pilgrims in large numbers. Huge temple with amazing architecture and the golden lotus pond in side with huge corridors is a must visit place that attracts several overseas tourists also. Offering prayers to Goddess Meenakshi Amman is an opportunity that itself... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great Temple in the world. It is main attraction in Madurai. You must keep visiting this temple always.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The abode of the triple-breasted warrior goddess Meenakshi (‘fish-eyed’ – an epithet for perfect eyes in classical Tamil poetry) is considered by many to be the height of South Indian temple architecture, as vital to the aesthetic heritage of this region. It’s not so much a 17th-century temple as a 6-hectare complex with 12 tall gopurams, encrusted with a staggering... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Rich in heritage and architecture, this temple is perhaps the main attraction of Madurai city! The divinity that surrounds you once inside the sanctum is to be experienced!

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Surat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Ancient Temple...amazing architecture...breathtaking carvings...one of the most revered temples in India and especially South India...speaks to the spiritual side of you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Every bodymust visit this temple .This is oldest temple of Madurai.There is huge rush but if you take tickets ,you will get entry in seperate rout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of the important travel destination of South India... This is a Shiva and Goddess Parvati Temple.... Lord Siva is the Swayambhu and Goddess is made from Emerald Stone... This is one of the ancient temple of south India, very well organised Darshan ques.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you are a history and architecture buff, you will enjoy visit to Sri Meenakshi Temple in Madurai. It is marvelous.

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