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Day Trip Of Madurai

DURATION : Same Day

DESTINATIONS : Trichy - Madurai

Tour Highlights

Destination Places To Visit
Madurai Shree Meenakshi Amman Temple, The tallest Gopuram, The thousand pillar hall, Gandhi Museum, Entrance hall, Courtyard, Audience hall, Dance hall, Koodal Azhagar Temple and Thiruparankundram temple.

Short Description

Madurai is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD. It was the capital city for the great Pandya kings. It is situated at a distance of 427 km from Bangalore and is one of the must visit tourist destinations in South India. Often known as the Athens of the East, the city comprises of a number of temples and historical monuments. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit Madurai every year in search of spiritual peace. Apart from temples, tourists can also visit other such examples of Tamilian architecture in British and Islamic styles. There are also a number of mosques and cathedrals in the city, where people can receive divine sermons.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Trichy - Madurai (135 Km - 03 hour drive one way)

Early morning, pick-up from Trichy hotel (Booked on own), & drive to Madurai. 

The sightseeing of Madurai, includes Shree Meenakshi Amman Temple the most famous temples in South India, dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The temple was built by Kulasekara Pandya in the pre-Christian era; the temple was in ruins before it was rebuilt by Tirumalai Nayak.

Gandhi Museum was established in the memory of the Mahatma Gandhi by the Gandhi Memorial Trust after his assassination in 1948. Gandhi ji is said to have changed his dress code to Dhoti after his visit to Madurai in 1921. The museum was set up in the Palace of Rani Mangammal of Nayak Dynasty.

Koodal Azhagar Temple is an ancient temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple located at 2 km away from Madurai, renowned for its sculptures of Vishnu in sitting, standing and reclining postures. The statue of Lord Vishnu is carved in front of the temple. It is said to have regarded one of the oldest temples of south India.Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple
If time permits on a 

Thiruparankundram temple, which is 10 km away from Madurai. The temple is dedicated to Hindu God Murugan, who is worshipped as a favourite god of Tamils. God Murugan is said to have chosen this place as his abode and married Devasena here. There is also a fourteenth century shrine of Islamic saint Hazarat Sultan Sikandhar atop the hill. 

After the visit, drive back to Trichy. On arrival, transfer to your booked hotel (Booked on own)

                                                                          ****Tour Ends****

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • All transfer by air-conditioned vehicle with driver.
  • Local English speaking guide for the visit of Madurai.
  • All monument entrances as listed in the program.
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day.
  • All applicable taxes.

The Price Excludes:

  • Any accomodation.
  • Any meals except mentioned in the column prices includes.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography and video fees, etc.
  • Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government

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