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Madura Travel Guide

Madurai is one of the vast-wide districts in Tamil Nadu state. It is the cultural capital of the state and located on the river banks of Vaigai. It is also known as “Thoonga Nagaram'', meaning the city that never sleeps. The people who live here speak Tamil. Local people of Tamil Nadu called the people living here Maduraians. It is associated with the Third Tamil Sangam.

It has significant antiquity among all other districts, and the places of interest remain untouched. People of Madurai are proud to reveal it as “The lotus City”. All the temples in the city possess the same spirituality. Besides temples, churches also expose architectural marvels with a mix of roman, continental and European architecture. Tourists can explore the Dravidian grandeur of the city. But unlike many tourist spots, Madurai is a hustle-bustle city throughout the year. It is famous for temples and locations and for the Jasmine, which has a unique structure and fragrance.

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Best Tourists Places In Madura

  • Meghamalai
  • Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal
  • Vaigai Dam
  • Azhagar Kovil
  • Samanar Hills


Locally known as “High, wavy mountains”, it is a mountain range in Madurai. The dense forest was filled with lush and fragrant tea, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom and waterfalls. Green meadows and wildflower patches surround the mountain. It is a beautiful and rugged sliding deep forest located at the local wildlife sanctuary. It is the home for hundreds of exotic bird species like spotted doves, blue robins and the great Indian hornbill. The other side of the mountain houses the leopards, Indian gaurs, elephants and tigers. Suruli and Meghamalai waterfalls originate here. Manalar,Thekkady and Vanniar dams start from here. These are the stunning enclaves of mother nature. Hilltop Murugan and Mangala Devi are the ancient temples located at the top not only for worship but also to provide panoramic views of the mountain.

Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal

It is a popular tourist place in Madurai. It is originally the residence of King Thirumalai Nayak. It is built with the culmination of Dravidian and Islamic style of architecture. For his royal stay, this palace by his magnificent vision. The light and sound available here in the evening time makes the look of the Mahal more lovely.

Vaigai Dam

The dam was located seventy kilometres away from Madurai. It is the magnificent dam that leads a pathway to the majestic Vaigai river. The dam is an awful gift of mother nature to the people of Madurai, Theni and Dindigul. It has provided a source of occupation for several delta families. Little Brindavan is the lovely little garden situated neighbouring the dam to welcome the tourists. A musical fountain was arranged near that cherishes only on weekends and public holidays. Monsoon is the suitable season to enjoy the grandeur of the dam as the water gushes during the time. The shores of the river are filled with lush greens. It offers some solitude and peace to mind and soul.

Azhagar Kovil

Located twenty-one kilometres away from Madurai, it is one of the most visited temples of the city. Apart from the religious significance, the temple also had an architectural marvel. It exposes the early forms and styles of the Sangam age. The temple is for the worship of Lord Vishnu. Fine, exquisite carvings fill the temple walls, and several mandapams were housed here. Most resident peoples and tourists visit the place during the annual festival where the presiding deity down in Teppakulam located here.

Samanar Hills

It is Madurai’s top tourist attractions; this hill complex was located in the Keelakudi village, fifteen kilometres away from Madurai main. The place’s speciality lies in its deep-rooted Tamil Jain monks who lived here around 2000 years ago. The inscribing on the rock’s surface gives a brief definition of their lifestyle and civilisation. The hilltop houses a beautiful lotus temple.

Besides these places, Goripalayam Dargah-the largest dargah in Madurai, Koodal Azhagar temple-proof for the epic sculpting skills of Dravidians, Gandhi Museum, Madurai ISKCON temple, Mariamman teppakulam, Kazimar Big mosque and Maqbara Mosque, Pazhamudhir Solai Murugan temple, St. Mary’s Cathedral church, Yanaimalai, Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal temple and Thiruparankundram Murugan temple are the other intriguing places in Madurai. Enjoying all these admirations is the thing that never happens. Before planning a trip to Madurai, have an extended leave letter ready in your hands. Many food items and unique stuff are too familiar here. Buy those things if there is extra time on the tour plan!