Madurai is one of the major cities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative headquarters of Madurai District, the third largest city in Tamil Nadu, and the 25th most populated city in India. Located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai has been a major settlement for two millennia.
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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 means Temple City. Discover why Madurai, also called the City of Junctions or Koodal Nagaram, is one of India's most outstanding Hindu pilgrimage centers.
well worth the visit to see a touch of hindu culture. I am so glad we had a guide on the Gate 1 tour. I loved the paintings on the ceilings and the beautiful brass/golden images of their sacred dieties. Although it was hot ouside inside teh temple it was cool.
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One of the six important abodes (Arupadaiveedu) of Lord Murugamore.
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This is a veritable art gallery within the main temple next to the sarovar. The roof is painted regularly every 12 years.The motifs are amazing and the picture of Meenaxi ammal seems to turn in whatever direction you go.Each of the pictures painted on the roof is fascinating and a good guide will tell you about the bet of them
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Les frequently seen by overseas visitors, this temple is friendly and welcoming. We were able to get into the inner sanctum and see the idols. It was very atmospheric and exciting
A bit out of town but worth it if you have time. We went as part of a tour but there seemed to be plenty of buses
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History is normally written by the winners, the oppressors not the oppressed so it was fascinating to see the Indian perspective of the Raj (admittedly jazzed up a little I think)...but made me rather uncomfortable to be associated with this. Reminded me a little of my Welsh heritage and history where we were similarly kept under the thumb of our absent, elite landed gentry for many years
Well worth an hour or so
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I was very keen and curious to visit this beautiful old and magnificent; at the same time well maintained temple. The priests are mixture of young and old acharkars (Purohits/priests) and so cordial and in perfect harmony with one and all. The kept the entire surroundings clean with touch of class, indvidual and collective discipline and always ready to tell about each and every God in the main shrine..following left to right introduction of God and Goddesses.
The refused to take money, instead told to put it in various hundis (Metallica box container forv money collector) located at strategic and appropriate locations. It is one of the main reasons why this temples have so much of simplicity, humbleness and service to society, citizens and environment
The shops outside are very sparkling and a tempting place to buy something more so price are very reasonably budgeted and more you buy...less you pay policy
The entire temple premises very neat, tidy and totally free from plastic or used papers.
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The parts which are restored and remain are very impressive. It does not feel like a palace but is interesting nevertheless. The main part is apparently used for sound and light shows which accounts for the Seating in the centre. The pillars are impressive. The throne is a copy of the original. One of the halls has a good display of ancient statues, mainly made of stone. Worth a visit if you are in the area and as it is close to the amazing Meenakshi temple could easily be visited at the same time.
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St. Mary's Cathedral is a ancient Roman Catholic church located near the Railway station in Madurai. The church was built in Roman style initially and has undergone several phases of renovation. Bell towers are very well designed. It's well maintained and tourists flock here for its unique architecture.
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