Madurai - The cultural capital of Tamil Nadu

About Madurai

Rightly called as Athens of the East, Madurai tourism is just about ancient temples this city has many great examples of British and Islamic styles of architecture as well. Various cathedrals, mosques and museum are also worth seeing. Equally interesting are other aspects of Madurai. Mouth watering cuisine, amazing shopping choices and a wide array of sightseeing places, make Madurai an ideal holidaying destination. Chungidi cotton saris of Madurai, wooden toys, brassware and handicrafts are worth buying when on a tour to Madurai. This city also boasts of richness in classical as well as Modern Tamil literature.

As a travel destination, Madurai can be visited any time of the year. However, the best time to visit Madurai is winters, especially the months of December to February. Thousands of travellers and pilgrims flock to the city during these months. Summers and monsoons comparatively attract less number of tourists as hot tropical climate characterizes the region.

Those who want to experience true Tamil culture and soak into its ethos, Madurai is a must visit place. Whether it's the numerous temples or the churches or getting lost into the narrow alleys or striking up a bargain with the shopkeepers in its colourful bazaars-the places to visit and things to do in Madurai are almost endless.

The top sightseeing places in Madurai are Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Vaigai Dam, Alagar Koil, Meghamalai, Samanar Hills.

Explore Madurai or club Madurai tour with destinations nearby with our air conditioned tempo travellers and coaches. Our team will ensure a memorable trip to all our customers by extending their assistance throughout the trip.

Things to do in madurai

Puthu mandapam - Opposite Meenakshi Temple's east tower is the cavernous 17th century pillared entrance hall, Puthu Mandapam. Venture inside to find rows of tailors and stalls selling fabric, scarves, jewellery, fashion accessories, handicrafts, and art work. You can get good quality clothes made there, including decent replicas.

Jigarthanda - This concoction of condensed milk, fresh-made ice-cream, and sarsaparilla syrup from Famous Jigarthanda, helps you to beat the afternoon heat.

Chithirai Festival - If your idea of a vacation is to be a part of the culture and traditions of a city, then you should definitely attend the Chithirai Festival in Madurai. It is one of the most amazing things to do in Madurai. The celebrations of this one festival stretches over a month and one can witness the vibrancy of this town at its best.

Tempo Travellers

  • Type: AC / Non-AC
  • Pushback Seats: Yes
  • Seats : 14+1
  • Audio System: 5.1 Audio with Bluetooth
  • Speakers : Dolby Atmos
  • Pricing : 3200/Day rental
  • Rupees/km : 16/km
  • Toll / Parking : Excluded
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  • Type: Non-AC
  • Pushback Seats: Yes
  • Seats : 21+1
  • Audio System : 5.1 Audio with Bluetooth
  • Speakers : Dolby Atmos
  • Pricing : 3500/Day rental
  • Rupees/km : 18/km
  • Toll / Parking : Excluded
  • Driver Bata : ₹500