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Sri Meenakshi Temple

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Address: East Chitrai Street | J K Plaza, 10/20, Bye-Pass Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, Madurai, India
Phone Number: 9500137477
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4:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Dream come true

Real great piece of architecture. Temple is really well maintained. Its the icon of Madurai without any doubt.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Real great piece of architecture. Temple is really well maintained. Its the icon of Madurai without any doubt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The entrance to the temple has wonderful gopurams on the 4 sides with lovely figurines on them. The temple creates a wonderful divine experience. Must visit in Madurai

Salem, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice temple .. Clean and neat. . shorts not allowed .. Had good darshanam of the deity .. Its one among the new nominated for seven wonders of the world.. Needless to mention that the timings are important to follow ..

Thank yatinbshah
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the largest temples we've seen in India, and the architecture is stunning. We visited in late evening, and unfortunately the lighting of the towers is not great, so make sure to have a look in the daytime to get the full experience. Art gallery was unusual and cool, and there is a lot to see for... More 

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Marsden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple complex is absolutely beautiful, and is slightly less manic and slightly more spiritual in feeling compared to other temples. However, we were aware of the dress code, yet no-one mentioned that Muslim ladies would be asked to remove their headscarf and expose their hair in a mixed-gender situation, to gain entry to the temple, and would not be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a tour of the temple with an experienced guide - Dhanabalan +919659324304 who gave us a brief history of Madurai, the temple architecture, are, deities as well as a very thorough tour of the temple in which we learned a lot about its uniqueness and special Tamil deities.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved visiting the Meenakshi temple and watching the locals perform their rituals. The temple area was so large and filled with things to explore. We especially enjoyed the priests including us and giving us blessings...so lovely. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the largest temples in India and we visited as part of an organized tour with a guide. He was very good and explained what we saw well. Inside it was quite overwhelming at first as there were lots of people, much loud chanting and what appeared to be great confusion. As non-Hindus we were not allowed... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sri Meenakshi Temple is one of the famous south indian temple with huge Rajagopuram on all sides with nice Architecture. The temple is always crowded, With special entry ticket you can have darshan within one hour

Thank kasanadivenkatesha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ome of best temple I have visited so far.vast & well maintained temple.we hired a guide officially provided by the temple who took us though the temple.it takes 30 minutes to an hour inside the temple.the temple has many gates.we went via west side gate.elders can use cycle rickshow available near by.It's recommended if you are not aware of local... More 

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