Ancient Temples Tour in Madurai

Cultural & Theme Tours in Thanjavur (Tanjore)

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Discover sightseeing tour of this ancient yet bustling city, which dominates one the oldest city in India. Meenakshi Amman Temple Gopurams (pyramidal gateway towers) is covered with a profusion of multi- coloured images of mystical figures, animals and gods. Also visit to other famous attractions of Koodal Alagar Temple, Thiruparankundram, Pazhamudhir Cholai and Alagar Koil
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil NaduMeenakshi Amman Temple is a major pilgrimage destination within the Shaivism tradition, dedicated to Meenakshi Devi and Shiva. However, the temple includes Vishnu in many narratives, sculptures and rituals as he is considered to be Meenakshi's brother (open time: 5 am to 12.30 pm and 4 pm to 9.30 pm). Meenakshi Amman Temple is the ninth-tallest gopuram (170 ft) in the world, built during 1623 to 1655 CE and known to host an estimated 33,000 sculptures, And the notable 'Thousand Pillared Hall', each pillar portraits the Dravidian deities, just outside this hall, towards the west, are the Musical Pillars. Each pillar, when struck, produces a different musical note (use audio guide to learn more details are below). Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Tirupparankunram, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil NaduTirupparankunram which is associated with the divine marriage of Lord Murugan with Goddess Deivanai, so it is considered as a sacred place for Hindu's traditional marriages (open time: 5 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm). Tirupparankunram temple was built in rock-cut architecture and believed to have been built by the Pandyas during the 6th century. The Rajagopuram (Main Tower) of this temple is found with 7 tiered structures, towering 150 feet high at the entrance of the temple.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil NaduAlagarkoil (6th - 9th Century) is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Kallazhagar and his consort Lakshmi as ThirumamagalDuration: 1 hourStop At: Koodal Azhagar Temple, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu3rd Century TempleDuration: 1 hourStop At: Pazhamudhir Solai, Madurai, Madurai District, Tamil NaduOne of the six important abodes (Arupadaiveedu) of Lord MurugaDuration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Driver
  • Gratuities
  • Parking Fees
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tour Guide
  • Special Darshan Fees
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