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Sri Meenakshi Temple

East Chitrai Street, Madurai, India
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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Madurai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Peace River, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I'm not a temple person, but this one was worth the price of admission, and worth checking my bag and taking off my shoes for. The stones outside were hot, so I had to dance my way inside, but once in the cool interior, there was plenty of fantastic craftsmanship to marvel at. The ever present aromatic incense added to... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

it is one of the marvelous piece of art in india with finest perfections city is in and around the city only spiritually charged after darshan a must visit and a memory of a lifetime

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Gurgaon, India
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had planned trip to kerela. Since we were traveling from north india i wished to visit meenakshi temple. We reached the temple at around 8.30 pm and rushed inside for a darshan. We were lucky and attended the last aarti. It felt so nice. We visited the temple again next morning and were amazed to see the beautiful sculptures... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

there are stone elephants near the tanks which has story behind them. archaeology/history important .

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New Delhi, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited the temple and it is a beautiful and very old with good architectural and following traditions. one day is not sufficient to see the full temple

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Chennai (Madras), India
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Majestic Temple that the temple town is famous for. Not suprising why the people of madurai call it as a Wonder. Yes its a wonder that has a very beautiful architecture , Sculptures and the main deity is a delight to watch. The meenakshi - sundareshwar thirukalyanam festival is celebrated by thousands in the month of april - may.

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Talca, Chile
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Meenakshi temple is a great attraction known for its architectural beauty. Awesome and truly majestic. It is a pity that we couldn't get to visit and pay homage to the goddess since foreigners are not allowed to the holy sanctorum. You are allowed to visit the temple and spent several hours enjoying the great monumental work. This temple is indeed... More

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Madurai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice temple with a lot of history behind it but it also very busy all the time Apart from the darshan of Meenakshi amman and Siva, one should see the temple museum also. Beautiful architecture, blessed to be at the feet of Meenakshi Amma & Lord Shiva. he temple is well managed and the festival is a grand celebration for... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is one of the best or D best among all the temples in South India. The entire area coverage will show its way of popularity. People all over the world come here and the essence of this sacred temple. The pilgrims and the status engraved as pillars depicts the art and sculpture of ancient times. The four parts of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The temple is grand and majestic. One can never forget this beautiful temple in his life. The pillars, the carvings, everything is just superb. The market inside the temple is also very good but you need to be good at bargaining. I would suggest you to take the Rs.100 ticket for special darshans. The temple and the market nearby it... More

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