Madurai Tour packages

Find out more about the depth of Tamil Nadu’s historical past through Kiomoi’s best Madurai tour packages. Madurai is located on the banks of the River Vaigai. It is one of the oldest cities in the world that flourishes in history, mythology, and magnificent architecture

The enchanting city of Madurai is most famous for the Meenakshi Amman Temple which enshrines Goddess Meenakshi. The temple boasts tall towers or gopurams framed carvings depicting the stories from temple mythology. This temple is an architectural marvel that attracts many devotees.

Apart from being a spiritual attraction, Madurai has the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace. It has the perfect blend of Dravidian-Islamic style architecture and styled halls. The Gandhi Memorial Museum includes an essential historical theme of India and you can also visit the Tamukkam Palace.

By choosing our Madurai travel packages, bird watchers can also go to the picturesque Alagar Hills. There is the famous Alagar Koil, a temple of lord Vishnu located in the lap of nature. Another Catholic church, St. Mary’s Cathedral Church built in Gothic and Roman style enriches the Madurai cultural heritage.

The marketplaces also offer tasty local food to tourists. For those, who are willing to travel back in time, and explore the temples, a Madurai trip is perfect for them.

Places To Visit on Madurai Tour

Meenakshi Amman Temple: The Meenakshi Amman Temple built at Madurai is over 2500 years old. You can see this temple if you choose from Madurai tour packages. Lord Shiva and Goddess Meenakshi, an incarnation of goddess Parvati, are worshiped here. This temple has 14 towers – the Gopurams, which are marvelously carved towers. Since it is a sacred place, it attracts numerous pilgrims who come to pray and to marvel at the magnificent structure daily.
Timings: 5 am to 12:30 pm, 4 pm to 9:30 pm

Azhagar Kovil: One of the well-known temples is AzhagarKovil or Alagar Koil included in our Madurai vacation packages. It is situated near Madurai at the down of Alagar Hills. There is also a fort near the temple which makes the place natural. The processional deity of Meenakshi Amman Temple is Kallazhagar or Sundararaja Perumal, who is considered to be Goddess Meenakshi’s brother and Lord Vishnu’s avatar. It is probably one of the most significant sights of Madurai.
Timings: 6 am to 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm to 8 pm

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal: Presently the Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal is under the Tamil Nadu Archaeological Department. Make sure to visit this beautiful place on your Madurai trip. Constructions of the palace began in 1636 by King Thirumalai Nayak and blended the Dravidian and Islamic architectural styles. It has superb columns and a beautiful stucco finish on the domes and arches. The palace has the Royal house, servants’ house, water ponds, garden land, temples, and the Queen’s throne.
Timings: 9 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm
Light and Sound Show Timings: 6:45 pm (English) and 8:15 pm (Tamil)
Ticket Charges: INR 10 for Adults and INR 5 for Children

Gandhi Memorial Museum: The Gandhi Memorial Museum is a must-see in our Madurai tour packages. The construction was begun by Rani Mangammal in 1670 AD originally as her palace and later converted into a museum. It depicts the life and struggle for freedom of Mahatma Gandhi. Photos and manuscripts are among the works on display. It also has letters and a section that exhibits a part of the cloth that Gandhi wore on the day of his assassination.
Timings: 10 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 5:45 pm; It is closed on Friday.

Mary’s Cathedral: This also known as the Church of Our Lady Dolores is one of Madurai's famous cathedrals, particularly appreciated for its Gothic style. Explore this amazing place with the best Madurai Tours. This church was established in 1841 and has features of European, Roman, and Continental architecture types. The church has two high bell towers and the architecture attracts many tourists. Another curious attraction is the statue of Mother Mary wearing a saree which attracts both the religious and lovers of architecture.
Timings: 7 am to 7 pm

Things to Do in Maurai Trip

Explore the Pudhu Mandapam:
One of the most popular places in the Madurai trip packages is the Pudhu Mandapam. It is in the Meenakshi Amman Temple area, it is a fabulous 16th-century pillared hall. The stories of Minakshi, the deities, and the wedding scene of Minakshi and Sundareshwar are reflected in Shilpa on 124 beautifully carved pillars of this hall. Currently, it is occupied by two small shops and stalls selling different articles of handicrafts and textiles, which augment the romantic aura surrounding the place. 

Take a walk at Mariamman Teppakulam Tank: In 1645 there was construction of Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace and while digging beams of clay from the banks of the Vaigaii River for used in producing bricks used in the construction of the mansion. Following it, a pond was made at the place, and the king thought of transforming it into a proper tank, based on the model of the Meenakshi temple’s Golden Lotus tank. It is among the top list of things to do in Madurai tours for tourists looking for tranquility.

Visit the Samanar Hills: Samanar Hills at Keelakuyilkudi Village is half an hour's drive from Vilachery. These hills are a rock-cut cave structure and the primary feature here is that it is a monument that has not been commercialized. It is a sort of short detour from the regular sightseeing places in Madurai. Take a tour of the marvelous cave paintings of Jain sculptures and be ready to be adorned with the fascination of the 2000-year-old inscriptions in the Tamil-Brahmi script with Madurai trip packages. 

Shop at the Banana Market: Madurai is known for its silks and handicraft products and shopping for these and for much more is another of the top things to do in Madurai. But before you do that, go visit the banana market- a market in the city where the best bananas are sold in bulk. The city offers up to sixteen types of bananas. You can choose our Madurai vacation packages and explore the market full of bananas or also buy some for yourself on your trip. 

Experience local life at Vilachery Pottery Village: While there is much more to do in and around Madurai than temple hopping, Vilachery Pottery Village, a village occupied by potters and idol makers 15 km away from Madurai, would be on the must-do list. One of the most colorful localities of the city will immediately greet you and you will be able to see hand-painted and molded Ganesha, Kolu dolls, tiny terrains displaying village life, plaster cast idols of the Madonna, Chinese laughing Buddha, and the Christ.

Best Time to Visit Madurai

The months of December, January, and February constitute the winter season and that is the best time to visit Madurai. It is located in the South Central region of the country and gets comparatively less rainfall than the other districts of Tamil Nadu. The climate remains mostly hot or warm throughout the whole year division into seasons. Plan a trip to this beautiful place with our Madurai travel packages.

Summer (March to July): Madurai can get extremely hot in summer in May though it is off-season, and large numbers of people visit the place during the Chithirai festival. If you go, wear light cotton clothes, and take water and coconut water to stay hydrated.

Monsoon (August to October): It becomes windy by the middle of July and southwest monsoon in the western ghats results in moist air in the city. Monsoon is best for those who are interested in nature for they can visit such places as the Kudlampatti and the Kumbakkarai waterfalls.

Winter (November to February): The winter season of this region coinciding with the summer season is dry and comparatively cooler than the other seasons. Sightseeing or traveling within the city and the nearby villages can be done proficiently during winter.

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