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“Best guide ever to discover Sri Meenakshi Temple”

Sri Meenakshi Temple
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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“Best guide ever to discover Sri Meenakshi Temple”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We have been very lucky to discover the Temple with P.Dhanabalan, a professional private guide that we met directly inside the Temple. He is an approved guide from the department of tourism ,govt.of.Tamilnadu and to be honest, I think the tour couln't be better!
We did a 2 hours guided tour in the afternoon where he explained us everything, answered to all our questions and knew a lot about the place. It was just really interesting as well to be able to talk about the culture and the traditions with a local.
After the tour, he told us about the procession that takes place every evening, he really wanted to explain us more about this and asked us to meet in front of the Temple at night time.
In the evening we came back and he was here, not as a proper guide anymore but more like a friend :) Such a wonderful experience... We left Madurai with the head full of stories, legends and answers that we would have never discovered on our own. Thank you so much P.Dhanabalan.

Visited October 2012
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Madurai
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“Madurai centres around Meenakshi Temple”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Typical Dravidian Temple Architecture. History of Madurai is depicted through the various well designed Gopurams and icons. There are lots of legends and historical facts that can be heard and felt when visiting the Temple.

Visited October 2012
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

It is worth coming to Madurai and coping with the busy noisy streets and many mosquitoes (beware Dengue in the area) just to marvel at this amazing and quite unique temple. Not just a well preserved and spectacular edifice but a living temple with many Hindu pilgrim worshippers each day.Not to be missed on a visit to South India.Best to get there early morning to avoid the crowds and for best lighting.

Visited November 2012
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Bombay, New York
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“a very special place”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Madurai Meenakshi is indeed a powerful and special temple.From a believers point of view it is one of the most important temples in South India. From a tourists point of view it is grand, massive and has some of the best sculptures in the world. There is a serenity to the temple that clams me, I hope others feel it too

Visited October 2012
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“Lovely temple”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The temple is very atmospheric and full of history. It would be great if some of the tacky stalls were removed to the outside of the temple, but I can't see that happening. It is also worth taking the time to visit the 1000 pillar hall and exhibition which even though there is no labelling, there are some great sculptures and the ancient temple doors which are worth a look.

Visited November 2012
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