Whether you are a history enthusiast, a devout human being, or simply a hardcore foodie, Madurai is a place which will open you with arms wide stretched. There are a number of reasons why you will love to be in this city. Therefore, if you are considering a vacation down South, write down Madurai in your itinerary.
There is absolutely no doubt that Madurai is best known for its mysterious temples with the most sought after being Meenakshi Temple. With more than 12 Gopuram towers and stretching over a huge area, it is nearly impossible to gauge the dimensions of this marvellous temple. Thousand Pillar Hall is the major attraction of this temple complex as it is said to be the place where Lord Shiva performed his famed dance of bliss.
Beside Meenakshi Temple, Koodal Azhagar Temple is another prominent tourist attraction. Lord Vishnu was the owner of 108 heavenly abodes and this temple is regarded as one of them. The stunning silver and gold artefacts endow the Vaishnavite Shrine and are sure to mesmerize you.
While in the city, do not forget to visit other prominent spots such as Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Gandhi Museum, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, and shopper’s delight. If you are a first time visitor, it is best to hire a guide.