Tourist Places in Madurai

Places to Visit in Madurai

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Madurai Average Rating - 5.7/7 1 based on 8990 Ratings

Madurai is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Madurai is, however, mostly preferred. The best season or months to visit places in Madurai are February, March, October, November, December. There are 13 tourist places in Madurai, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Madurai can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Madurai for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Madurai Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Madurai, browse through photos & pictures, explore Madurai using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Madurai, which are great places to visit, are Adhisyam, Vaigai Dam, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Koodal Azhagar Temple, St. Mary's Cathedral Church. Madurai can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Madurai Tourist Places



  • Type: Temple
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Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
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6.3 / 7 1
233 Ratings & 179 Reviews
Meenakshi  Temple is also known as Meenakshi Amman Temple and attracts tourists and pilgrims alike. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is named after the deity and goddess Parvati. Sundareswarar means beautiful Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati is called Meenakshi.... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
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Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple, Madurai
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6.0 / 7 1
19 Ratings & 16 Reviews
Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple is located at a distance of 8 km from the centre of Madurai city. A rock-cut temple carved out of the mountain is considered as one of the abodes of Lord Murugan. Built in 8th century by Pandya King, the shrine in the temple is cut out of... Read More »
"Temple in the Mountain"Jan 8, 2017 "Abode of Lord Murugan"Aug 24, 2016
  • Type: Temple
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Alagar Koil, Madurai
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Ranked 3 of 13
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6.2 / 7 1
24 Ratings & 16 Reviews
Alagar Koil is a temple situated in the nearby hills, around 20 km towards the north of Madurai. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and comprises three sanctuaries of diminishing size holding the idol of Lord Vishnu. The temple is known for its intricate stone carvings... Read More »
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Pazhamudhir Solai, Madurai
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6.2 / 7 1
11 Ratings & 9 Reviews
Pazhamudhir Solai is a temple situated close to the Alagar Koil temple. Located on the hills, this temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya. The temple is also considered as one of the six abodes of the lord. Devotees visit this temple in large number as in the evening the deity... Read More »
"Abode of Lord Murugan"Aug 24, 2016 "Peaceful Temple"Jun 14, 2016
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  • Type: Temple
Koodal Azhagar Temple, Madurai
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5.6 / 7 1
11 Ratings & 6 Reviews
Koodal Azhagar Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There is a large statue of Lord Vishnu, which is carved in front of the temple. It is believed to be one of the oldest temples of South India. This temple is located near the main bus stop in the centre of the city.... Read More »
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  • Type: Palace
  • Entry: Paid
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Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Madurai
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Ranked 6 of 13
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5.7 / 7 1
23 Ratings & 17 Reviews
Thirumalai Nayak Palace was built in 16th century by Nayak ruler Thirumalai Nayak. This palace depicts beautiful Indo-Sarcenic architecture. The main highlight of the palace is the light and sound show which is based on the life of Silapathikaram and Tirumalai Nayak.... Read More »
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  • Type: Museum
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Gandhi Museum, Madurai
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Ranked 7 of 13
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6.0 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 10 Reviews
Gandhi Museum consists of memorabilia of Mahatma Gandhi and is one of the five Gandhi Museums in the country. The museum houses blood stained dhoti that he was wearing at the time of his assassination along with photographs of his lifetime. The museum was earlier the... Read More »
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  • Type: Church
St. Mary's Cathedral Church, Madurai
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Ranked 8 of 13
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6.8 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 1 Review
St. Mary’s Cathedral Church is located on the East Veli Street in Madurai. Situated within 2 km towards south-east direction of Madurai Railway Station, this church is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in India. It attracts lots of tourists owing to its European... Read More »
"Cathedral visit"Oct 14, 2013
  • Type: Dam
Vaigai Dam, Madurai
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5.2 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 5 Reviews
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"Gives the fresh view"Feb 26, 2015 "A nice to time pass"Feb 16, 2015
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Madurai
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Ranked 10 of 13
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5.2 / 7 1
9 Ratings & 5 Reviews
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is a huge square tank which covers an area of 16 acres. Built in 1646 by Thirumalai Nayak, this tank is located 5 km east of the Meenakshi Temple. The centre of the tank holds an idol of Lord Vinayaka or Vigneshwara, which is installed on a... Read More »
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  • Type: Theme Park
  • Entry: Paid
Adhisyam, Madurai
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 13
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4.8 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Adhisyam is a water theme park established in 2000 in Madurai. It is now the largest water park in Madurai, located at a distance of 15 km from the city centre. This water park is the getaway to relax and unwind. Read More »
  • Type: Mosque
Kazimar Big Mosque and Maqbara, Madurai
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Ranked 12 of 13
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Kazimar Big Mosque and Maqbara is situated at a distance of a kilometre from the Madurai Railway Junction and within 500 m of the Periyar bus stand. This mosque was constructed in 13th century by Hazrat Kazi Syed Tajuddin, who came from Oman. He had received this piece of land... Read More »
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  • Type: Dargah
Goripalayam Dargah, Madurai
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Ranked 13 of 13
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6.0 / 7 1
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Goripalayam Dargah was built in 13th century and is the largest mosque in Madurai. The dargah encompasses graves of two Muslim saints and rulers of Madurai. The saints, Hazrat Sulthan Alauddin Badusha (Radiyallah) and Hazrat Sulthan Shamsuddin Badusha (Radiyallah), belonged to... Read More »
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Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Madurai

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