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Experience the culture of Madurai with this private tour of its ancient temples. Spend approximately 45 minutes visiting each of the Dravidian temples built by the Pandyan and Madurai Nayak kings, earning the city its nickname Koil Maanagar, which...more
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We went to Meenakshi temple early morning as suggested by some locals. The advantage was it was less crowded. There are 2 main temples inside. Also mobile phones are not allowed. There is storage facility available outside.
The temple premise is huge and takes about...More
Visit to Meenakshi temple is a must for all! Ancient architecture, skilled carvings, paintings, original handwork of historic artisans fill this abode of the Goddess of health, wealth, a consort of Lord Shiva!
There has only been two other places in the world where when I first looked at them said holy _______, the Grand Canyon and The Grand Palace in Bangkok and now there is a third. There has been many many other places that I have...More
A temple one must visit at least once in lifetime. The magnificence of the temple cannot be described - JUST GREAT, The sculpture, the idols, the roofs - every inch radiate with beauty - see it to believe,
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This was a real experience.A Temple of magnificent towers over a large site.Full of lively crowds either as tourists or pilgrims.Everyone takes off their shoes and socks and you enjoy the ancient architecture.You can even be blessed by an elephant!
Well worth a visit.
A fabulous day in Madurai - trip report (15 Replies)
Madurai surprised me as a highlight of our trip to Tamil Nadu thanks to our wonderful private guide Dhana Bala who we found on this forum. An early 7:30 start saw us walking with Bala through the quiet streets as the city awoke to the wonderful Sri Meenakshi Temple. Past the tailors, flower offering sellers and camel photo man to all the different areas of the temple. I'm usually more of an outdoor person but this huge temple is amazing. Then it was on to the adjacent museum before jumping...More
February 12, 2013|
happy to see you had wonderful time!!! and a nice write up :)
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Chettinadu Mansion (8 Replies)
We're off to Kerala at Christmas this year and on our travels are diverting to Tamil Nadu, staying 3 nights at the above hotel. Anyone out there have any experiences of it, and is there much to do and see in the area? ( We have already booked a trip to Madurai to the Sri Meenakshi Temple).
May 23, 2006|
It's a fabulous place with nice rooms . Mr Chandramouli who resides in the mansion would be a great company. He would give lot of insights in to the life of the people staying at that region . He used to work in Kerala before . When you are there don't miss metreguuage train journey ,athangudi tile factories& weekly shandy .
Itinerary check (6 Replies)
Greetings and thank all that have participated in our plans Here is our Itinerary for after the monsoon 2017 INDIA FOR A MONTH Arrive Chennai (1 night) Chettinad palace Cab to Mahabalipuram (3 nights) Shore temple Ganesha Ratha Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple Karukathamman Temple Pancha Rathas Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram Fishermans Colony Cab to Tiruvannamalai (3 nights) Annamalaiyar Temple Arunachaleshwara Temple Cab to Puducherry (4 nights). Cab to...More
November 28, 2016|
The itinerary is good and well spaced out. However my personal opinion is - it's kind of a 'Temple overload' . . . . . . I'd probably add a hill station and a wildlife sojourn to balance out this long plan. Regards Rajan