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Madurai Local Sightseeing Tour

One of the oldest and continuously inhabited cities in the world. Madurai’s history goes back to 3rd century. Dominated by several great rulers, experience the culture of Madurai with this private tour of its ancient temples.

per adult from

$56

AUD

Duration

7 to 10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Driver Gratuities
    • Parking Fees
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance Fees (wherever if applicable)
    • Special Dharshan Fees
    • Entry/Admission - Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
    • Entry/Admission - Gandhi Memorial Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Venmani Rd, Sellur, Madurai 625002 India

    Meenakshi Amman Temple is cleanest iconic in India and also one of the top 30 nominees of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World'. This temple has the ninth-tallest gopuram (170 ft) in the world, built during 1623 to 1655 CE and known to host an estimated 33,000 sculptures, And the notable 'Thousand Pillared Hall', each pillar portraits the Dravidian deities, just outside this hall, towards the west, are the Musical Pillars. Each pillar, when struck, produces a different musical note. Meenakshi Amman Temple is a major pilgrimage destination within the Shaivism tradition, dedicated to Meenakshi Devi and Shiva. However, the temple includes Vishnu in many narratives, sculptures and rituals as he is considered to be Meenakshi's brother (Open Times: 5 am to 12.30 pm and 4 pm to 9.30 pm)

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai India

    Within the Meenakshi Amman Temple complexes, Temple Art Museum-1000 Pillar Hall Opening Hours: 07:00 to 12:30 and 16:00 to 20:00) 

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Koodal Azhagar Temple, Perumal Koil Sannathi Street Opp Periyar bus stand, Periyar, Madurai 625001 India

    This 3rd Century Temple was initially built during Pandya reign, while the pillars and shrine were developed later during Vijayanagar dynasty and the rule of Madurai Nayak kings. The five-tiered rajagopuram which is the gateway is one of the most attractive features of this temple. The temple and all its shrines are surrounded by granite walls. The main shrine of the temple has the idol of main deity Koodal Azhagar. There is shrine of Goddess Madhuravalli who is the consort of Koodal Azhagar towards the south. Along with this, there are many small shrines of other God and Goddesses such as Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. Worship Time: Morning - 05.30 AM - 12.00 PM Evening - 04.00 PM - 09.00 PM

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Mahal Vadampokki St Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai 625001 India

    Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace was considered to be one of the wonders of the South in the 17th century. It is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Rajput styles, The most notable feature are gigantic pillars with wideness of around 19 feet and height of 82 feet, there are a total of 248 pillars, the interior is richly decorated whilst the exterior is treated in a more austere style (open time 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (lunch break: 01.00 pm to 01.30 pm) sound & light Show Time: 6.45 pm to 7.35 pm in English) 

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Teppakulam, Madurai India

    Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam A temple pond complex with a man-made island in the middle considered as one of the largest temple tanks not only in Tamil Nadu but in South India, this temple tanks receives its water from the River Vaigai.
    Built in 1645 AD during the rule of Thirumalai Nayak, this temple pond is surrounded by granite steps on all the four sides while in the middle a Vigneshwara Temple is located, which is dedicated to Lord Vinayaka/ Lord Ganesha. These long stairs around the pond along with the temple were built by King Thirumalai Nayak.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gandhi Memorial Museum, Tamukkam, Madurai 625020 India

    The building that houses the Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai is the historic Tamukkam Palace belonging to Rani Mangammal of Nayak Dynasty built about 1670 A.D. Among the exhibits at the Museum is part of the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhiji when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. Other exhibits in the Museum include a original letter written personally by Gandhi to Shri Narayanan Sathsangi of Devakottai. A congratulatory message sent by Gandhi to freedom fighter and poet Subramania Bharati is also preserved in this Museum. Yet another interesting letter is the one, written by the Mahatma to Adolf Hitler addressing him as ‘Dear Friend’.
    The Museum contains a ‘Visual Biography of Bapuji’ containing photos, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, quotations and some of the selected photostat copies of many of the letters written by him. (Opening timings of Gandhi Memorial Museum are from 10AM to1PM. It again opens in evening from 2 PM to 5.45 PM Except on Fridays)

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, Solaimalai Hill, Madurai 625001 India

    The building that houses the Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai is the historic Tamukkam Palace belonging to Rani Mangammal of Nayak Dynasty built about 1670 A.D. Among the exhibits at the Museum is part of the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhiji when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. Other exhibits in the Museum include a original letter written personally by Gandhi to Shri Narayanan Sathsangi of Devakottai. A congratulatory message sent by Gandhi to freedom fighter and poet Subramania Bharati is also preserved in this Museum. Yet another interesting letter is the one, written by the Mahatma to Adolf Hitler addressing him as ‘Dear Friend’.
    The Museum contains a ‘Visual Biography of Bapuji’ containing photos, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, quotations and some of the selected photostat copies of many of the letters written by him. (Opening timings of Gandhi Memorial Museum are from 10AM to1PM. It again opens in evening from 2 PM to 5.45 PM Except on Fridays)

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Pazhamudhir Solai, Near Alagar Koil Temple, Madurai India

    Pazhamudhir Solai is the sixth mentioned temple of Lord Murugan’s Arupadai Veedu Temples. Lord Murugan here stands with a posture of single face with Goddesses Valli and Goddess Deivanai on His both sides. Here, ’Avvaiyar’ the famous female Tamil poet and a great devotee of Lord Murugan, was said to be examined by Lord Murugan from His playful drama. The drama of Lord Murugan concerning Avvaiyar was to acquire an answer from her raising the question, “Which fruit is she needed, whether cooked or uncooked”, which is popularly mentioned in Tamil language as “Sutta Pazham or Sudadha Pazham”. Visit timings from 6 AM to 6 PM

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Tirunelveli Tirupparankunram Road, Madurai 625004 India

    Thirupparankundram is the first among the six abodes (Arupadai Veedu Temples) of Lord Murugan. This temple was built in rock-cut architecture and believed to have been built by the Pandyas during the 6th century. The Rajagopuram (Main Tower) of this temple is found with 7 tiered structures, towering 150 feet high at the entrance of the temple. Tirupparankunram which is associated with the divine marriage of Lord Murugan with Goddess Deivanai, so it is considered as a sacred place for Hindu's traditional marriages (open time: 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm).

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message (you are requested to please contact your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance) at your pick-up time
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Shoes must be removed at places of worship, Dress code is smart casual (Please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended)
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by Uvamai Niche Tourism

Activity ID: V-18568P19

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