Welcome to Madurai

Tourists, Indian and foreign, come here for the celebrated Meenakshi Amman Temple, a dazzling mazelike structure ranking among India's greatest temples. Otherwise, Madurai, perhaps appropriately given its age, captures many of India’s glaring dichotomies: a centre dominated by a medieval temple and an economy increasingly driven by IT, all overlaid with the hustle, energy and excitement of a big Indian city and slotted into a much more manageable package than Chennai’s sprawl.

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$247 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Night Tour to Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi from Madurai

Day 01: Madurai (City Tour)Pickup from Madurai Airport – Check-in to the hotel after lunch – Proceed for Sight-seeing places Thiruparankundram (Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple and one of the Six  Abodes of Murugan), Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal (This Palace was built in 1636 by King Thirumalai Nayak with the help of an Italian  Architect), Mariamman Tank, Alagar Temple, Gandhi Museum one of the five Gandhi Sanghralayas in the country, Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the oldest and most famous  temples in Tamilnadu – Overnight stay in Madurai. Day 02: Madurai - Rameshwaram - Dhanushkodi After breakfast check-out from the Hotel drive to Rameshwaram and visit Pamban Bridge, Agni Theertham, Ramanathaswamy TempleHousing the world’s most sacred sand mound (a lingam said to have been created by Rama's wife Sita, so that he could worship Shiva), this temple is one of India's holiest shrines,  After Lunch proceed to Dhanushkodi is a ghost town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island  – Over-night stay in Rameshwaram. Day 3After breakfast check-out from the Hotel drive to Madurai airport for departure.

$38 Private & Custom Tours

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Gandhi Museum Private Day Tour

You will be picked up by your guide at your hotel in Madurai at 9:00 AM and then head off to the Meenakshi Amman Temple. This Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River is dedicated to Parvati and her consort, Shiva. Afterwards you will visit the Gandhi Museum, established at 1959. It showcases a part of the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhi when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse. After sightseeing you will stop for lunch around 1:00 PM at your own expense. After lunch visit Thirumalai Nayak palace, originally dating back to 636 AD. You will see, it is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Islamic architecture. The original palace complex was four times bigger than the present structure.Then you will visit the Tiruparamkundram Temple, known for its ancient temple of Murugan. The temple is the first among the Six Abodes of Murugan and is one of the most visited tourist spots in Madurai. At around 4:30 PM you will be transferred back to your hotel.

$29 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cultural walking Tour with Guide – Vanakkam Madurai

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil NaduOur Guide will meet you at Masi Street, near Krishnan Temple late proceed for the walking Tour.

$50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Madurai to Karaikudi Private Transfer

As per your Schedule Vehicle will be Reported at Madurai Hotel / Airport. you will be received by our Chauffeur and later proceed to Karaikudi which is approx 2.5 Hrs Drive from Madurai.Karaikudi is also known as The town derives its name from thorny plant Karai referred in ancient literature as Kareekudi, which in modern times became Karaikudi. The town was established in the 19th century, and the oldest known structure is the Koppudaiya Nayagi Amman Temple. Karaikudi and surrounding areas are generally referred as "Chettinad".The town is home to Nagarathar, a business community and Chettiars, financiers and trade facilitators and for Nattar Vallambars - Ambalam / Servai (Vellalar) a feudal community.As per your requirement our Chauffer will drop you at Karaikudi Hotel.

$82 Transfers & Ground Transport

Madurai to Thekkady (Periyar)Transfer by Private Vehicle

As per your Schedule Vehicle will be Reported at Madurai Hotel / Airport. you will be received by our Chauffeur and later proceed to Periyar which is approx 3.5 Hrs Drive from Madurai. Thekkady in Kerala State, India's largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India..The Country's sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations.Also it is placed at an altitude of 700m above the sea level. Located in the Idukki district of Kerala, Thekkady is a perfect retreat for anyone who loves adventure, fun, wildlife and nature. Nestled between the ever-green and semi-evergreen forests of Western Ghats, Thekkady has so many things to offer for the tourists who visit this place. In the biggest wildlife sanctuary, you can sight Asian elephants, bison, sambar deer, boars, tigers, leopards, wild squirrels, lion tailed monkeys etc. As per your requirement our Chauffeur will drop you at Periyar Hotel.

$95 Transfers & Ground Transport

Madurai to Rameshwaram Transfer by Private Vehicle

As per your Schedule Vehicle will be Reported at Madurai Hotel / Airport. you will be received by our Chauffeur and later proceed to Rameshwaram which is approx 3.5 Hrs Drive from Madurai. Rameswaram is a town on Pamban Island, in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for Ramanathaswamy Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site with ornate corridors, huge sculpted pillars and sacred water tanks. Devotees bathe in the waters of Agni Theertham, off the beach east of the temple. Gandamadana Parvatham is a hill with island views. A chakra (wheel) here is said to bear an imprint of Lord Rama’s feet. As per your requirement our Chauffeur will drop you at Rameshwaram Hotel.