Madurai

       JOURNEY TO THE HISTORY AND SPIRITUALITY

 

Madurai is one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimage sites in India, known for its colourful Dravidian-style temples like Meenakshi Amman Temple, Azhagar Kovil, Koodal Azhagar Temple and Thirupparankundram. It is also famous for the Chithrai Festival

  1. Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple : The Historic Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple is located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. It is primarily dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her spouse, Shiva. That makes this temple different than the others is the fact that both God and Goddess are worshipped together.
  2. Vaigai Dam : Vaigai Dam, a magnificent human-made structure, is constructed over River Vaigai near Andipatti, Theni District in the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu. Andipatti lies about 70 kilometres from Madurai and travellers on their way to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary often visit this massive and wondrous dam.
  3. Meghamalai : Often known as the “High Wavy Mountains”, Meghamalai is a petit yet beautiful place located in the Western Ghats in the state of Tamil Nadu. At an elevation of 1500 meters, this place is a perfect getaway to beat the heat and enjoy some peaceful time relaxing amidst nature.
  4. Samanar Hills : Located in Keelakuyilkudi village near Madurai, Samanar Hills or Samanar Malai is a beautiful hill rock complex which was originally home to Tamil Jain monks. The hill caves are a popular place of tourism and have elaborate carvings and drawings of the monks, on the interior walls. The spot also has a beautiful lotus temple located in the premises.
  5. Gandhi Musuem : The Gandhi Memorial Museum serves as a remembrance and tribute to the efforts of our very own father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Established in 1959 in his cherished memory, eleven years after his demise, it is one of the few Gandhi Museums in the country.
  6. Athisayam : Located on the Madurai – Dindigul National Highway near Madurai, Athisayam is a massive water cum amusement park. Sprawling over a vast 70 acres of land, the park boasts of a total of 40 games and 20 water rides. The park also has a 7D theatre, an eatery and a recreation garden for kids.

      FOODS TO EXPLORE

  •   Konar Kadai – Kari Dosa & Elumbu Roast | Near Railway Station & Simmakal (NV)
  •   Amsavalli – Briyani,Madura Chicken & Eeral Kulambu | Near Central Cinema Theatre (NV)
  •   Amma Mess & Kumar Mess– Sea food & Mutton Varieties | Thalakullam (NV)
  •   Janakiram – Biriyani & Chicken side dishes | Tamil Sangam Road (NV)
  •   Anbagam- Ayira meen Kulambu | North Veli Street. (NV)
  •   Famous Jigarthanda – Chill Jigarthanda with ice cream | East Maret Street
  •   Modern Restaurant – Pongal,Dosa,Meals | Netaji Road (V)
  •   Murugan Idly Shop – Idly ,Onion Uthappam, Podi | West Masi Street (V)
  •   Sabarees – Veg Items | Town hall road & Anna Nagar (V)
  •   PremaVilas – Wheat Halwa | Opposite to Railway Station , Town hall road
  •   JB – Grilled Chicken | By pass road & Nagamalai (NV)
  •   Ameer Mahal – Egg Kothu Parota | Goripalayam (NV)
  •   Gowri Krishna – Veg Items | By pass road opposite to RTO office (V)

 

 

 

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