Madurai is a mythical, soulful, vivacious, and chaotic city that is completely steeped in Tamil Culture. Madurai is well-known as the Cultural Capital of Tamil Nadu and is also called the Lotus City because it is made in the form of a lotus. This city was ruled by the Pandya Kings for the longest time in its history. Most of the pilgrims, buildings, community halls, and temples of Madurai were developed during the colonial era. Our Madurai Travel Guide gives the opportunity to the tourists to make their Madurai trip wonderful and memorable as well as provide some important tips with our travel guide. Also, Madurai is popular for its bustling bazaars and fantastic street food.
Madurai Tourist Guide allows travelers to explore the historic and natural sites of this culturally ancient city like churches, temples, mosques, and palaces, etc. There are many ancient temples in Madurai including Meenakshi Amman Temple, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Alagarkoil Temple, Kalammegaperumal Temple, and many more. Besides, the temples constructed in different dynasties like the Pandyas, Cholas, and Nayaks. Besides, the visitors can explore its archaeological sites where they see the ruined Jain temples and Shiva temples. Furthermore, tourists can pay respect to the Gorippalayam Dargah and Kazimar Big Mosque.
In addition to it, people can go to see the pristine views at Samanar Hills, Meghamalai. Apart from it, the tourists can see the Light and Sound Show at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal that runs in Tamil from 8:00 PM to 8:50 PM and in English from 6:45 PM to 7:35 PM daily. But people can check out the Light and Sound Show at Gandhi Memorial Museum of Madurai.
The popular shopping areas of Madurai are Puthu Mandapam – this area has hundreds of shops selling aluminum ware, bronze, toys, traditional fashion accessories, and metals along with several tailoring shops where visitors can stitch their suits within an hour or two, Avani Mula Street – this market is famous for its handicrafts, Chithirai and Masi Streets – popular for its clothes, Vishal De Mall, Madurai Mall or Milan’em Shopping Mall – here, people can purchase branded items, and Banana Market – it is the wholesale market for bananas where sellers sell almost 16 varieties of fruit and is a hot trading place in Madurai. Here, people can also purchase intricately designed brassware and famous Madurai cotton sarees.
This city offers a huge variety of cuisines, styles, sizes, and genres so that it is called the Food Capital of Tamil Nadu. Here, visitors can taste the most traditional or authentic delicacies as well as indulge in Italian, North-Indian cuisines, fast food, Chinese, and Bengali. The popular local delicacies of Madurai are Panangkarkandu Paal, Paruthi Paal, and Chettinad varieties like Kuzhi Paniyaram, appam, etc.
Here is the information about the Madurai and one can also book a tour with Indian Visit. We provide meticulously crafted Madurai tour packages which can take you this beautiful city. You can also customize your tour package according to your requirements.