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Sri Meenakshi Temple

Address: East Chitrai Street, Madurai, India
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Madurai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The visit to the temple was the highlight of our trip to Madurai. The access allowed to tourists is pretty extensive. Having a guide (400 R) to give historical context, explain practices, and discuss maintenance of the temple was essential. Two MAJOR notes of caution: #1 the temple is closed from noon to 4pm daily. #2 your guide will take... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Disliked being searched but loved the atmosphere there .you feel that you are being allowed to share in the worship

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Its a one of the temple I always wanted to go. Such a divine place. But there a lot of con-man outside/inside temple. Their target is foreigners like us, they really mark up the price of anything when they see us. The temple associate have to look into it.

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New Delhi, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Meenakshi Temple is very well maintained. I had a very good darshan and received blessings of Goddess Meenakshi.

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Muscat, Oman
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

One of the best temple complexes in India if not world.Amazing sculptures and huge campus. You will easily get lost in the campus. You need atleast a day to see and enjoy the beauty

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baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Little will prepare you for the experience of first entering this temple...it is huge,,,grand,,,fabulous,,,exotic...mysterious....and most of all ...authentic....and seems to have been unchanged for the past 400 years.. If you are looking for a place which will make you feel you are in ancient India...this is it.

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Madurai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

very best temple in India, take all my friends there, and do all the needful pujas for best results and enjoyment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Madurai Sri Meenakshi Temple is really an architectural marvelous of times. The granite structures and sculptures are mesmerizing. A place for worship, you will get blessings of Sri Meenakshi as well as a good experience of visiting an ancient wonder.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

It was great to see this temple as it is very different to the others that you will see. Security is very high here so you are not allowed to take cameras in, however you can take in phones so it's worth taking a phone as there's some good photo opportunities. Ladies and men must be well covered to go... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

very clean & systematic crowd management,though god does not discriminate from those buying higher tickets or no tickets but temple authorities do. Buy temple model made of lotus stem

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