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One Day Madurai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car

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Madurai, the third largest city of the state is known for its elegant architecture, glorious temples, erotic sculptures and culture. Renowned as Thoonga Nagaram which means the city never sleeps, it has been famous for its collection of splendid temples, fragrant jasmine flowers, mouth watering cuisine and culture. Take on a remarkable one day Madurai local sightseeing tour to experience its rich heritage and architectural splendour.

Meenakshi Amman Temple is the major landmark of the famous old city that boasts of its marvellous architecture and sculptures. Daily life of the local people revolves around the Meenakshi Amman Koil. The confluence of different architectural styles at the ancient Thirumalai Nayak Palace is a treasured monument of the city.

One Day Madurai Tour offers an enthralling experience of visiting one of the finest pilgrimage centres of Tamil Nadu. Set at the banks of River Vaigai it is also prominent for its mouth watering delicacies. The cultural capital of Tamil Nadu is worth a visit that hosts varied festivals like Meenakshi Thirukalyanam, Navaratri and Avani Moola Maha Utsavam.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Madurai Local Sightseeing Tour Package by Car

  • Full Day Madurai Local Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Imayil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Teppakulam Mariamman Temple, Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
  • Departs at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 5:00 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Madurai Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

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Feast your eyes with the visit to the outstanding palace, marvellous temples and impressive museum. You will encounter one of the most wonderful temples of South India that had been nominated for the Seven Wonders of the World.

Experience the divinity and culture of the renowned temple town with our one day Madurai local tour that showcases city’s most impressive sights. Visit the noteable temples of South India and marvel at the amazingly beautiful magical Thirumalai Nayak palace.

Worship lord Vishnu at Koodal Azhagar Koil before you move ahead to witness the age old Imayil Nanmai Tharuvar Koil. A stroll through the Gandhi Memorial Museum gives an insight into the struggle of freedom. Visit to the revered temples of Teppakulam Mariamman Koil and Thiruparankundram Murugan Koil, makes it a memorable tour.

Itinerary for your One Day Madurai Local Trip

Pickup from your Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism Place Plan to Depart By
Meenakshi Amman Temple 10:30 AM
Thirumalai Nayak Palace 11:30 AM
Koodal Azhagar Temple 1:00 PM
Lunch 30 to 45 minutes. Please note that Lunch is not Complimentary and Not Included in this package. Suggested Restaurants: {}. Plan to finish lunch by – 2:00 PM.
Imayil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple 3:00 PM
Gandhi Memorial Museum 3:45 PM
Teppakulam Mariamman Temple 4:45 PM
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple 4:45 PM

Drop at your Hotel by 5:00 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Madurai or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Madurai fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in Madurai 1 Day Local Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Madurai Local Tour Package?

  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Guides Payment (If required, guests can book a guide from or need to bring a guide on their own)
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

A Quick Guide to Madurai Tour – What you see?

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Madurai Local Sightseeing tour package.

1. Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

One Day Madurai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Meenakshi Amman Temple

  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Do visit the Golden Lotus Tank
  • Timings: 5:30 AM to 12:30 PM || 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

Begin the amazing one day Madurai tour with the visit to the most outstanding landmark of the town, the sacred Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple. Discover the history, fascinating architecture and astounding sculptures of the temple that is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswara.

Exemplifying the artistic work by Vishwakarma Brahmins the temple’s most fascinating attraction are the 12 sculpted temple towers, also called gopurams.

While the major four towering gopurams facing the four directions are the main entrances to the temple, the remaining smaller gopurams pave the way to the sanctums of the main deities. With a height of 50mts the gopuram at the south gateway is the highest tower.

The key attraction of the temple is the Aayiram Kaal Mandapam with its dramatic thousand pillars housing the statues of Nataraja and Sivakami in the centre of the hall.

More than 33,000 erotic sculptures and the stunningly painted ceilings mesmerize the visitors. The exquisite sculptures narrate the stories of Goddess Meenakshi and the miracles of Lord Shiva. Visitors would be humbled viewing the gorgeous idol of goddess Meenakshi engraved out of solo emerald.

2. Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Madurai

One Day Madurai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Thirumalai Nayak Palace

  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do:Gaze at the Dance Hall and the Throne chamber
  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Adults: Rs. 10/- per person || Children: Rs. 5/-
  • Website: Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Madurai

Venture into the historical Thirumalai Nayak Palace with the one day Madurai tour. The historical wonder showcases brilliant craftsmanship. King Thirumalai Nayak the 17th century Madurai ruler built the temple under the supervision of an Italian architect which blends the Dravidian, European and Islamic architectural styles.

The living palace of the Nayaks was four times bigger than the current palace. The Indo-Saracenic architecture style domes and arches and the gothic style massive pillar columns are spectacular pieces of art.

The opulent palace with its grand architectural style and design offers visitors a glimpse of the past. Walk through the imposing palace that was declared as national monument post Independence.

Light and Sound show gives an insight into the life of King Thirumalai Nayak in both English and Tamil. It is said that the King’s grandson had damaged a large portion of the palace and what remains today is only one fourth of the original palace.

It also hosts an impressive museum displaying significant artefacts, idols, paintings, pottery, pillar stones and scripts sourced from many places in South India and dating back to 102 AD.

3. Koodal Azhagar Temple, Madurai

One Day Madurai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Koodal Azhagar Temple

  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Don’t miss the Ashtanga Vimanam over the sanctum
  • Timings: 5:30 AM to 12:00 PM || 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Koodal Azhagar Temple, Madurai

The awe-inspiring religious site dedicated to Lord Vishnu is one of the most revered temples among the 108 Divyadesam (the holy shrines of Lord Vishnu).

The 1500 years old temple has Lord Vishnu in sitting, standing and reclining forms. A 125 feet five tiered Rajagopuram is adorned with marvellous sculptures that display the stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata.

The main sanctum has the idol of Koodal Azhagar in sitting form under the Serpent Lord Adhiseshan and the idols of Sridevi and Bhudevi on both sides. The reclining form of Lord Vishnu known as Sri Ranganathan is located above the altar of Lord Koodal Azhagar.

Designed by Vishwakarma, and surrounded by granite walls the temple has the standing form of Vishnu as Sri Surya Narayan Perumal.

Tourists would appreciate the beautifully sculpted tower above the sanctum sanctorum called the Ashtanga Vimanam. It is interesting to know that the shadow of the Vimanam does not fall on the ground.

The temple also houses the idol of Madhuravalli Thayar, the manifestation of goddess Lakshmi. In a shrine located north of the main shrine we have the idol of goddess Andal Nachiyar.

Viewing the delicately carved ornamental windows and the striking sculptures built in Dravidian style of architecture exudes admiration.

Visitors can even worship the navagrahas which is otherwise present only in Shiva temples.

4. Imayil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, Madurai

One Day Madurai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Imayil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple

  • Plan to Depart by 3:00 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Worship Sri Chandikeswarar
  • Timings: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 30/- per person
  • Website: Imayil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, Madurai

Take a short detour to the ancient temple of Imayil Nanmai Tharuvar Koil where devotees throng in to seek Lord Shiva’s blessings. The name Imayil Nanmai Tharuvar means that he (Lord Shiva) gives benefits in this birth itself.

According to local legends it was decided that Lord Shiva would rule Madurai for 8 months while Goddess Meenakshi would rule it for the next 4 months. However before ruling the city Lord Shiva was supposed to perform Shiva Puja. The temple is of great significance as it has the Shiva Linga installed by Lord Shiva himself.

The temple is often referred to as Bhooloka Kailash which means Kailasha on earth. Shiva Linga in the temple is set facing west with Lord Shiva and goddess behind it doing the Shiva puja.

5. Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai

One Day Madurai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Gandhi Memorial Museum

  • Plan to Depart by:
  • Must See / Things to Do: Do check out the blood stained clothes of Gandhiji
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM || 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Tuesday
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee Weekdays (Mon – Fri): Adult: Rs. 50/- || Child :Rs. 20/-
  • Entry Fee Weekends (Sat – Sun): Adult: Rs. 60/- || Child :Rs. 30/-
  • Website: Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai

Created to commemorate the sacrifice of the Father of the Nation, Gandhi Memorial Museum is a must-visit for every traveller especially kids as it gives an opportunity to learn about Gandhiji and his struggle for Independence.

With our one day private tour visit the dedicated Gandhi Sangrahalaya of India was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru in 1959.

Gandhiji visited the famed Meenakshi Amman Temple in 1946 with Harijans supporting the entry of Harijans into Temples. Gandhiji adopted loincloth as a part of his attire in Madurai in 1921.

Owing to his association with the temple town, the Tamilnadu Government had given the Tammakum Palace to the All India Gandhi Smarak Nidhi for setting up the impressive museum. The palace belonging to Rani Mangammal was built in 1670 AD by the Nayak Dynasty.

The special exhibition of Indian Fights for Freedom showcases the history of Freedom Movement. Wander through the Hall of relics that exhibits the ordinary items used by Gandhiji and the blood stained dhoti that he was wearing at the time of assassination preserved in a vacuum glass box.

The section displaying the visual biography of Gandhiji including quotations, paintings, photos, sculpture and letters written by him is highly inspiring. These include the letter from Gandhiji to Adolf Hitler addressing him as Dear Friend and the letter to Narayanan Satsangi of Devakottai.

Collection of 124 rare photographs from Gandhi’s various phases of life introduces visitors with the way of his living. It also has a Khadi and Village Industries Section that represents a myriad of arts and village industry products that Gandhiji had been promoting. There is an open air theatre which can accommodate more than 8000 visitors.

6. Teppakulam Mariamman Temple, Madurai

One Day Madurai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Teppakulam Mariamman Temple

  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Do visit the Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Adult: Rs. 40/- || Children: Rs. 20/- (10-18 Yrs) || Students: Rs. 10/- (Letter from School is Required) || Foreign Tourists: Rs. 200/- (Audio Kit Included)
  • Website: Teppakulam Mariamman Temple, Madurai

The next stopover of the mystical journey of the one day Madurai local tour by private cab is the famous Teppakulam Mariamman Koil. The temple which pays homage to the goddess Mariamman, the Hindu god of rain is located at a distance of 3km from Meenakshi Amman Temple. The renowned temple also has the idols of Pechiamman in a separate shrine and the idol of Lord Ganesha under a peepal tree.

Outside the temple there is a huge pond called Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam which is said to be connected to the Vaigai River. King Thirumalai Nayak built the temple and the tank which has 12 long stairs made of granite on all four sides.

The tank has a mandapam in the centre called Maiya Mandapam with Vinayagar and a garden. Thaipusam float festival is celebrated every year for ten days with great grandeur.

7. Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Madurai

One Day Madurai Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Do see the idol of Lord Saneeswara
  • Timings: 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM || 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Madurai

The final destination of the one day Madurai trip is the visit to the iconic Thiruparankundram Murugan Koil, a revered temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. It holds its significance in the fact that it is here that Lord Murugan defeated the demon Surapadman and married the daughter of Indra named Devyani. Murugan reached Thiruparankundram after gaining victory over the demons and thus saving the heavens from Soorapadman.

Imposing walls showcases the history of the temple. The main sanctum is a rock cut architecture which holds the idols of Subramanya, Durga, Vinayagar, Shiva and Vishnu. A notable feature of the temple is that Lord Shiva and Vishnu face each other in the main shrine.

Visitors would be fascinated with its exquisite architecture and striking sculptures. The inspiring temple has a seven tiered Rajagopuram at the entrance rising to a height of 150 feet. While Lord Shiva is called as Parangirinathar, goddess Parvati is known as Avudai Nayaki. Kambathadi Mandapam, Ardha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam are important features of the sacred temple.

The complete one day tour of Madurai teeming with history and culture makes for a gratifying trip. The archaeological wonders of temples and palaces delight every traveller. The religious destination has lot to offer with its rich heritage and architecture.

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Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Madurai tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Madurai Tour package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, Rs.9/km and Rs.90/hour.
  • For Indigo, Rs.12/km and Rs.100/hour.
  • For Innova, Rs.15/km and Rs.125/hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, Rs.18/km and Rs.200/hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, Rs.20/km and Rs.300/hour.

Points to Note:

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Madurai tour package. This 1 day Madurai tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Madurai and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Madurai tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Madurai sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.

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