Tourism in & around madurai

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Tourism in & around madurai

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Have a list of tourist places in and around Madurai, nearby Madurai and the famous dishes you must try in Madurai.

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  • 1. An Initiative from : ©- Reserved for AAM
  • 2. Tourist Spots in Madurai City• Meenakshi Amman Temple• Tirumalai Nayak Palace• Mariamman Teppakulam• Koodal Azhagar Perumal temple• Gandhi Museum• St.Mary’s Church• Kazeemar Mosque• Tiruparankundram Murugan temple• Thenparankundram Rock-cave temple & ECO Park• Vandiyur lake & Skating ground,
  • 3. Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • 4. To do - Meenakshi Amman Temple1. Goddess Meenakshi Sundareswarar2. Thousand-Pillars Hall3. Golden Lotus at the temple tank4. Pancha Sabhai5. Temple architecture – Prakarams & Porticos6. Shopping around the temple7. Try Famous Mutton Briyani & Mutton Chukka for Lunch at Amsavalli hotel near Nelpettai.Festival : - Annual 10 day Festival of Meenakshi Tirukalyanam during April-May.
  • 5. Thirumalai Nayak Palace
  • 6. To do – Tirumalai Nayak Palace1. Grandest Palace architecture2. Courtyard3. Palace Museum4. Huge Pillars5. Sound & Light Show at : - 18:45 to 19:35 in Tamil - 20:00 to 20:50 in English6. St.Mary’s Church – at walkable distance7. Try Jigarthanda – a famous Madurai drink at a corner shop “Famous Jigarthanda” near Vilakuthoon.
  • 7. Koodal Azhagar Perumal temple & Yaanaimalai
  • 8. Tiruparankundram
  • 9. St.Mary’s Church
  • 10. Kazeemar Mosque
  • 11. To do at Madurai1. Koodal-Azhagar temple2. Kaazeemar Mosque3. Tiruparankundram Temple4. Tiruparankundram Trekking – Kasiviswanathar temple5. Thenparankundram Rock-cut Cave temple & ECO park6. Gandhi Museum & ECO park7. Vandiyur Lake at evening – View point for Yaanaimalai8. Mariamman Teppakulam at evening – Try famous Butter Bun9. Try famous Karidosa for dinner at Simmakal Konar kadai
  • 12. Gandhi Museum
  • 13. Mariamman Teppakulam
  • 14. Vandiyur lake
  • 15. Tourist Spots around Madurai• Sirumalai Hills• Kudlaadampatti water Falls – 32 Kms from Madurai• Athisayam Water Theme Park (Pvt)• Annai Velankanni Shrine – Vadipatti• Keezhakuyilkudi Samanar Caves & temple• Vaigai dam & Park
  • 16. Tourist Spots around Madurai• Ramakrishna Mutt• Naganakulam Boating – Madurai Boat Club• Hawa Valley• Kadambavanam Ethnic Resorts (Pvt)• Surya Nagar Temple (Pvt)• Azhagar-Koil & Pazhamuthircholai
  • 17. Tourist Spots around Madurai• Yaanaimalai Samanar caves• Thirumoghur temple• Viraganoor Dam & Park• Madappuram Kali temple• Pudukottai Thondaimaan Palace – 45 Kms• Pillayarpatti Vinayagar temple – 60 Kms• “Kanadukathan” Chettinad Palace – 70 Kms• Sivagangai Palace/Memorial – 40 Kms
  • 18. Pillayarpatti – Sivaganga – Pudukottai
  • 19. Athisayam Water Theme Park (Pvt)
  • 20. Annai Velankanni Shrine – Vadipatti Kudlaadampatti water Falls
  • 21. Sirumalai Hills
  • 22. Keezhakuyilkudi Samanar Caves & temple
  • 23. Azhagar-Koil – Ramakrishna Mutt & Chettinad Palace
  • 24. Vaigai dam
  • 25. Tourist Spots nearby Madurai• KODAIKANAL – 110 Kms from MDU (or) 2-hrs Drive.• RAMESWARAM – 140 Kms from MDU• SURULI FALLS & THEKKADY - 140 Kms from MDU• KUMBAKARAI FALLS - 90 Kms from MDU• COURTAALAM FALLS – 120 Kms from MDU• MEGHAMALAI – 100 Kms from MDU
  • 26. KODAIKANAL
  • 27. To do - Kodaikanal1. Kodaikanal Lake & Boating, Cycling, Horse-riding2. Bryant Park3. Coaker’s Walk4. Bear-Shola Falls5. Green-valley View & Pine Forests6. Kodaikanal Solar Observatory7. Pillar rocks8. Silver Cascade Falls9. Guna Caves & Dolphin Nose10. Kurinji Andavar Murugan Temple & La Salette Church11. Berijam Lake12. Shopping – Chocolate & Plum fruits
  • 28. From Madurai to Kodaikanal• Just 120 Kms from Madurai.• Travel Options : 1. Own Vehicle - 2 hours drive from Madurai. 2. Buses available from Madurai Arapalayam Bus terminus 3. Daily trips by Madurai Travel agencies : - Costs Rs.300- 500/ head including Lunch, depending on the vehicle. Choice of same day return (or) stay at Kodaikanal is left to tourists.
  • 29. RAMESWARAM – 140 Kms from MDU
  • 30. To do - RAMESWARAM1. Ramanathaswamy temple2. Ramar Patham – View point for Island aerial view.3. Dhanushkodi beach4. Pamban Bridge – View point for Beauty of Blue Sea5. Ariyaman beach – Parasailing, Water-Scooter rides6. Shopping at Rameswaram – Marine Craft Products7. Devipattinam – Navagraha temple
  • 31. From Madurai to Rameswaram• Just 140 Kms from Madurai.• Travel Options : 1. Own Vehicle - 2.5 hours drive from Madurai. 2. Buses available from Madurai Integrated Bus terminus 3. Four daily Direct trains available b/w Madurai & Rameswaram 4. Daily trips by Madurai Travel agencies : - Costs Rs.300- 500/ head including Lunch, depending on the vehicle. Choice of same day return (or) stay at Islands is left to tourists.
  • 32. SURULI FALLS & THEKKADY - 140 Kms from MDU
  • 33. To do – SURULI & THEKKADY1. Suruli waterfalls2. Scenic beauty of Cumbum valley & Grape plantations3. Thekkady Boating – View point for Periyar Wildlives4. Mullaiperiyar Dam5. Murikkady6. Chellar Kovil7. Anakkara – Spice plantations8. Plantation resorts9. Mangala devi temple
  • 34. From Madurai to Thekkady• Just 140 Kms from Madurai.• Travel Options : 1. Own Vehicle - 2 hours drive from Madurai. 2. Buses available from Madurai Arapalayam Bus terminus 3. Daily trips by Madurai Travel agencies : - Costs Rs.300- 500/ head including Lunch, depending on the vehicle. Choice of same day return (or) stay at Thekkady (Kumuli) is left to tourists.
  • 35. COURTAALAM FALLS – 120 Kms from MDU
  • 36. To do - COURTALLAM1. Main Falls2. Small Falls3. VIP Falls4. Tiger Falls5. Five Falls6. Old Courtallam Falls7. Shenbagadevi Falls8. Honey Falls9. Milk Falls10. Snake Park & AquariumSeason : August to December
  • 37. From Madurai to Courtallam• Just 120 Kms from Madurai.• Travel Options : 1. Own Vehicle - 2 hours drive from Madurai. 2. Buses available from Madurai Integrated Bus terminus 3. Two daily Direct trains b/w Madurai & Tenkasi available (Courtallam is 5 kms from Tenkasi). 4. Daily trips by Madurai Travel agencies : - Costs Rs.300- 500/ head including Lunch, depending on the vehicle.
  • 38. MEGHAMALAI – 100 Kms from MDU
  • 39. To do - Meghamalai1. Meghamalai Falls (or) Cloud-land Falls2. Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary3. Highwavys – View point for Varusanadu aerial view4. Meghamalai Tea & Coffee Estates5. Iravangalar Dam6. Meghamalai Lake & Boating7. Manalar Scenic view
  • 40. From Madurai to Meghamalai Just 100 Kms from Madurai, if via Kandamanur Just 125 Kms from Madurai, if via ChinnamanurTravel Options : Own Vehicle – 2 hours drive No direct bus from Madurai. From Madurai Arapalayam Bus terminus, One has to go Madurai – Theni – Megamalai.Accomodation :Private Cottages, Govt. Bungalow and Panchayat Guest Housesare available.
  • 41. Must Try dishes in Madurai - NV
  • 42. Must Try dishes in Madurai - Veg
  • 43. All About Madurai• All About Madurai (AAM) is an Enthusiastic Online Community for Madurai, managed by the members with passion to develop our city on the global standards.• AAM looks at preserving our own heritage of Madurai, besides improving the City to global standards as Madurai being visited by Citizens of numerous nations throughout the year.• We, being the gateway for the entire Southern Tamilnadu and a Centric place for all South TN tourist spots with an International airport, hold the responsibility to create a neat Image for Madurai so that It will reflect in the growth of our region.• AAM is in touch with the local administrators and Elected representatives, suggest them the needs & solutions to accomplish our mission. Numerous Petitions, Memorandum, Complaints had been made by AAM for the development of Madurai to our administrators so far. You can also join us at :• http://www.facebook.com/groups/allaboutmadurai/
  • 44. Plan Madurai, It’s our Pleasure to Welcome you !!