Top 10 Tourist Places to Visit in Madurai

The temple is dedicated to Devi Meenakshi and her consort, Sundareshwarar. It has a hall of 1000 pillars called Aayiram Kaal Mandapam believed to be built out of a single rock

Meenakshi Amman Temple

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It is a 17th-century palace built by Madurai's Nayaka dynasty King Tirumala Nayaka. It was considered to be one of the wonders of the South and is famous for its giant pillars

Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace

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Situated at the foothills of the Alagar hills, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is an architectural marvel known for its intricate sculpting and mandapams

Azhagar Kovil

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It is an 8th-century temple built during the Pandya dynasty. The temple is one of the six temples dedicated to Lord Murugan and is carved out of a rock

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

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Located in the historic Tamukkam Palace built in 1670 for Rani Mangammal of the Nayak Dynasty. It showcases a collection of artifacts and photographs of Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi Memorial Museum

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Located on the eastern side of the Meenakshi Temple, it was built as a summer abode for Devi Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar by King Thirumalai Nayakkar in 1635

Puthu Mandapam

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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

Samanar Hills

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It is a temple tank with Mandapam in the centre of Vandiyur Mariamman temple. It is one of the largest temple tanks in India, built during the rule of Thirumalai Nayak in 1645

Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

Built in the 13th Century, it is the first Islamic place of worship in Madurai. It was built by Hazrat Kazi Syed Tajuddin, who was a descendant of Prophet Muhammad

Kazimar Big Mosque

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It was built by Fr. Garnier in 1841. Also known as the Church of Our Lady of Dolours, it was given the status of a cathedral in 1969 by the Madurai Diocese

Saint Mary's Cathedral

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