Madurai - Ancient Temples Tour
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Madurai - Ancient Temples Tour

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

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 time: 5 am to 12.30 pm and 4 pm to 9.30 pm). Meenakshi Amman Temple is 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 (use audio guide to learn more details are below).

Duration: 2 hours

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

Alagarkoil (6th - 9th Century) is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Kallazhagar and his consort Lakshmi as Thirumamagal

Duration: 1 hour

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

3rd Century Temple

Duration: 1 hour

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

One of the six important abodes (Arupadaiveedu) of Lord Muruga

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thiruparankundram Shri Murugan Temple, Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu 625005, India

Visit to Thiruparankundram is the first among the six abodes (Arupadai Veedu Temples) of Lord Murugan. This is the place which is associated with the divine marriage of Lord Murugan with Goddess Deivanai and so it is considered as a sacred place for marriages.

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Optional (if you wish you can also visit this attraction)

Duration: 40 minutes

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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Driver
  • Gratuities
  • Parking Fees
  • Bottled water
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Special Darshan Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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