What are the best tourist places in Madurai?

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Madurai is a vibrant city in South India which displays a blend of historical legends and modern trends. Each lane of this city has a popular eatery or a temple ranging from the small ones to large compounds. One can explore different places in Madurai owing to its religious, historical and cultural significance.

But there are places that cannot be skipped for a worthy visit in this city such as

  • Sri Meenakshi Temple − Sri Meenakshi Temple of Madurai is the soul of the city which crowns its glory. Built in the Dravida style (of architecture), the complex of the temple with its magnificent pillars, intricately carved gopurams are considered artistic marvels. The temple is associated with the story of ‘Silappathikaram’ which revolves around the protagonists Kovalan and Kannagi.

  • Pazhamudir Solai − Tamil Nadu houses six abodes of Lord Murugan and Pazhamudir Solai is one of them. This is considered to be an important shrine for all the devotees, which lies a few kilometers from the city on the top of a hill. There are various stories and mythological tales associated with Pazhamudir Solai.

  • Gandhi Museum − Gandhi Museum in Madurai treasures the history of Indian National Movement and houses the collection of various objects and writings of Mahatma Gandhi. Like Sabarmati Ashram, the Gandhi Museum is considered to be an important place for Gandhian followers and history learners just like Sabarmati Ashram.

  • Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple − This is actually considered to be the first of the six abodes of Lord Murugan and this explicitly beautiful temple was carved during the Pandyan Era.

Updated on 27-Jun-2020 13:34:55