Madurai Heritage Getaway - Travel Idea for Heritage Getaway
Madurai is one of the busiest city of Tamilnadu and mainly visited for the Meenakshi Temple complex, a must visit for any traveler especially heritage traveler and Hindu Pilgrim traveler.
However there is more to Madurai than Meenakshi Temple complex. Heritage travelers can look at city heritage walks covering many heritage monuments of the city such as like Thirumalai nayak palace, sethupathi hospital ten pillar lane, villakkuthoon, kothaval chavadi, temple lars, Elukadal street, rajagopuram, madai thotti, pudumandapam, vittavasal, nagara mandapa and Meenakshi temple.
Guests with a bit of adventure spirit can look to visit Alagarmalai hill (30 kms) where Jain beds and inscriptions are dating to 2nd Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D are found.
Puttuthoppu and Chellathamman koil is another heritage temple around which is significant and is associated with mythologies around Lord Shiva.
Madurai is very interesting for those interested in street food, heritage cuisine and authentic Tamil cuisine. There are many restaurants and eateries around the city that offer most authentic and delicious options on their menu.
Madurai is recommended for heritage travelers looking to explore beyond big ticket UNESCO heritage sites of Tamil Nadu and get a deeper understanding of the history, culture and heritage of the area.