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An Insightful Walking Tour Through Madurai

  • Madurai
  • Available in: English

About the guru Dhanabalan

Hello! My name is Dhanabalan and I have been a Tour guide in Madurai for the last 11 Years. I am specially passionate about the history of Madurai and different walks of life in the city I was born and raised in. I also enjoy meeting and learning from the people I meet whilst guiding. I pride myself on providing interesting and informative tours to my clients, and I really... More »

Hello! My name is Dhanabalan and I have been a Tour guide in Madurai for the last 11 Years. I am specially passionate about the history of Madurai and different walks of life in the city I was born and raised in. I also enjoy meeting and learning from the people I meet whilst guiding. I pride myself on providing interesting and informative tours to my clients, and I really look forward to hearing from you and showing you the city. Do not hesitate to Contact us if you would like to us to customize or personalize any tour. Please just ask, and we can create together the perfect trip for you combining any mixture of places in Madurai.

About the tour

This walking tour begins from East entrance of Meenakshi temple We continue our walk leading you on to see some of the very unique features of the life of Madurai.

Winding through the fascinating, colorful and buzzing markets and shops, In the end, you will visit the old magnificent palace built by the Nayak dynsty.

We will meet at the East entrance of the Meenakshi Temple (Near Pudhu Mandapam) around 9 am. You will get a glimpse of life in a temple by walking through the narrow alleys around the temple.

Afterwards, we will go towards the city’s famous local textile market. Well known for its ready made garments, fabrics, and sarees, you can pick up your souvenirs here. You’ll be dropped back around 12 pm.

The walk takes approx 3 hours, if you have any specific time preferences we will try our best to adjust the walk as per your specific time requirements.

Special Experiences :

* Experience the ornate Meenakshi temple and Thousand pillar Hall

* Marvel at the rituals of Meenakshi temple

Exclusions:

* Entry fee at the temple and palace

* Tipping for the guide

Meeting point
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How to find me: East entrance of Meenakshi temple.
Tour duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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Priscila

1 month ago

Dhanabalan Is an awesome tour guide!! He knows a lot of the Madurai history. The tour was very entertaining. We went to the main temple in Madurai, to a palast and to the market. We also went to have some of the most famous beverage in Madurai. He got a very good photos of me and the landscape :). Thank you Dhanabalan for being my tour guide and making me enjoy this beautiful city!

I totally recommend you all to have this tour if you are in Madurai!

Cheers from Germany,

Priscila

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Jan

2 months ago

The tour with Bala was interesting and fun! He has a broad knowledge about the city and it's history. His recommendations helped us to spent great 2 days in Madurai.

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