Madurai is a busy town on the Western edge of Tamilnadu bordering Kerala. Meenakshi Temple is main attraction of any Pilgrimage traveler to Madurai. Meenakshi Temple at Madurai was originally built by Kulasekara Pandya and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is renowned for the exquisite sculpture, ornate pillars and painted ceilings. Meenakshi Temple is one of the most significant temples in South India.
Besides its Pilgrimage importance, even for an average heritage traveler visit to the Meenakshi temple complex is nothing short of an experience. Meenakshi Temple today is a major tourist attraction. Inbound, domestic tourists make it a point to stopover at Madurai to pay a visit and marvel at the vast temple complex.
For pilgrims Meenakshi Temple is a must visit for any South India Pilgrimage and is visited along with Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Thirunelveli and Kanyakumari as a part of heritage / pilgrimage itinerary.
Two Arupadaiveedus Temples (abodes of Lord Muruga) are situated near Madurai viz. Tirupparangunram (5 kms), Pazhamudircholai (10 kms).
Recommended stay: 2 nights. Season: Oct - March