Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Explore Madurai, the divine city of Temples

Madurai can be best introduced as the city of temples. Situated in the state of Tamil Nadu, this city has a host of spiritually enriching experiences, be it its magnificent temples or and architectural wonders. We have listed below,; some of the must-visit places in one must to include in while opting for a tour to Madurai a Madurai tour.  

Shree Meenakshi Temple: Spread across forty five acres of area, Shree Meenakshi temple is a unique creation of art. one of a kind temple in India. The skillfully crafted beauty of this holy shrine dedicated to goddess Parvati is prominent in its 14 tall gateway towers. With more than thirty thousand sculptures, thousands of daily visitors, fifty priests performing the daily pujas; this temple is a legend in itself. To spend time watching such a sight and converse with god is surely something only Madurai can fulfill.  

Thirumalai Nayak Palace: The Thirumalai Nayak palace was once home to the rulers of Madurai. The white pillars, lavishly designed interiors, brilliantly carved ceilings are a strong reminder of the richness this city has witnessed in the past. A unique light and sound show during the evenings brightens up the palace and creates an enchanting view; a sight that will be stuck in your memory forever.

 Gandhi Museum: The Rani Mangammal palace of Madurai is home to the Gandhi Museum that has preserved stories of India’s freedom struggle. A visit here will take you through an illustration of 265 images, Gandhiji’s biography through his quotes and sculptures and even the artifacts he used. Across India there are five museums dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi which exhibit his ideologies and guard his possessions for us to witness. If you wish to know the essence of simple yet life changing ideas then this is the place to be.

 Madurai, no doubt is one of the finest destinations to visit in Tamil Nadu, in case you are planning a long trip you can easily make time to visit the state’s capital city, Chennai. This city is blessed with beaches, temples and places of historic significance. Whether it’s an evening walk across the Marina beach, the longest beach in India and second in the world or a visit to the Dravidian architectural spectacle Kapaleeshwar temple, the more you explore this city, the more surprises you will come across.

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