Ancient Temples Tour in Madurai

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

Meenakshi Amman Temple is cleanest iconic in India and also one of the top 30 nominees of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World'. This temple has 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...
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Stop At: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Venmani Rd, Sellur, Madurai 625002 India

Meenakshi Amman Temple is cleanest iconic in India and also one of the top 30 nominees of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World'. This temple has 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. 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 Times: 5 am to 12.30 pm and 4 pm to 9.30 pm, Temple Art Museum-1000 Pillar Hall Opening Hours: 07:00 to 12:30 and 16:00 to 20:00) 

Duration: 40 minutes

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

This 3rd Century Temple was initially built during Pandya reign, while the pillars and shrine were developed later during Vijayanagar dynasty and the rule of Madurai Nayak kings. The five-tiered rajagopuram which is the gateway is one of the most attractive features of this temple. The temple and all its shrines are surrounded by granite walls. The main shrine of the temple has the idol of main deity Koodal Azhagar. There is shrine of Goddess Madhuravalli who is the consort of Koodal Azhagar towards the south. Along with this, there are many small shrines of other God and Goddesses such as Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. Worship Time: Morning - 05.30 AM - 12.00 PM Evening - 04.00 PM - 09.00 PM

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Mahal Vadampokki St Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai 625001 India

Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace was considered to be one of the wonders of the South in the 17th century. It is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Rajput styles, The most notable feature are gigantic pillars with wideness of around 19 feet and height of 82 feet, there are a total of 248 pillars, the interior is richly decorated whilst the exterior is treated in a more austere style (open time 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (lunch break: 01.00 pm to 01.30 pm) sound & light Show Time: 6.45 pm to 7.35 pm in English) 

Duration: 20 minutes

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

This temple has high religious significance as well as presents a captivating architecture. What makes it even more enchanting is the natural setting surrounding this temple. With a history that dates back to early Sangam Age (6th century BCE to c. 3rd century CE). Pandyan dynasty is said to have contributed a lot in the architectural development of this temple. One can see intricate sculpting, showcasing stories from various epics.Worship Time: Morning - 06.00AM - 12.30 PM Evening - 03.30 PM - 08.00 PM

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Pazhamudhir Solai is the sixth mentioned temple of Lord Murugan’s Arupadai Veedu Temples. Lord Murugan here stands with a posture of single face with Goddesses Valli and Goddess Deivanai on His both sides. Here, ’Avvaiyar’ the famous female Tamil poet and a great devotee of Lord Murugan, was said to be examined by Lord Murugan from His playful drama. The drama of Lord Murugan concerning Avvaiyar was to acquire an answer from her raising the question, “Which fruit is she needed, whether cooked or uncooked”, which is popularly mentioned in Tamil language as “Sutta Pazham or Sudadha Pazham”.Visiting timings from 6 AM to 6 PM

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu, India

Thiruparankundram is the first among the six abodes (Arupadai Veedu Temples) of Lord Murugan. This temple was built in rock-cut architecture and believed to have been built by the Pandyas during the 6th century. The Rajagopuram (Main Tower) of this temple is found with 7 tiered structures, towering 150 feet high at the entrance of the temple. Tirupparankunram which is associated with the divine marriage of Lord Murugan with Goddess Deivanai, so it is considered as a sacred place for Hindu's traditional marriages (open time: 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm).

Duration: 20 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Parking Fees
Not Included
  • Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
  • Food and drinks
  • Special Darshan Fees (wherever it's necessary)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will message you driver and vehicle details, at your pickup time, you're requested to please ask your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance)

Additional Info
  • 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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