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Four Hours Offbeat tour of Madurai (Exclude Sri Meenakshi Temple)
Hello! My name is Dhanabalan and I have been a tour guide in Madurai for the last Fourteen 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 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.
Experience authentic Madurai on this amazing walking tour of the old town with the Local and this tour will give you a great introduction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture, and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city.
This guided tour is a blend of historical elucidation and curious anecdote. We will cover some of the city highlights such as Local Flower Market and Banana Market along with hidden places and forgotten nooks of the old city.
* Explore Madurai beyond the typical tourist spots and enjoy the stories and tales about the city from your guide
* See the city through the eyes of a local and discover the numerous mesmerizing places Madurai has to offer.
* Capture the vibrant atmosphere of this colorful city on this memorable guided walking tour with an infotainment-style ensuring that you will not be bored
Duration : Three Hours
* Entry Fee for temple
* Personal Expenses
* Tipping for tour guide
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:No. 78, p, 78, E Avani Moola St, Near...No. 78, p, 78, E Avani Moola St, Near Kadi Gramodyog, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India
Nandhi (Sacred Bull)Statue,Pudhumandapam,Madurai
1Free admissionLocal Flower market
The best time to visit Madurai flower market is in the early morning if you want to see different kinds of flowers in Madurai. The eye-catching scenes of colorful flowers, buzzing atmosphere and busy movements of vendors, along with the sweet and seductive scent of various blossoms made the market itself a great hive of activity to welcome a new day in Madurai.
2Free admissionLocal Banana Market
A quintessential local experience, the trading in the banana market starts bright and early in the day, with 16 varieties of banana being sold here. The bananas are brought in massive quantities and it is truly a sight to behold! While you’re there, don’t forget to taste the different varieties and experience something new!
3Entrance not includedSri Subramaniaswamy temple, Thirupparankundram
Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple , dedicated to the Hindu god Murugan that is known as a handsome son of the Lord Shiva. Due to being having the deity of the one of the favourite Gods which Tamil’s worship, this temple in Madurai receives devotees and pilgrims in large numbers every day and throughout the year.
4Outside visitPudhu Mandapam
One of the most serene places to visit in Madurai, this ancient temple dates back to the year 1645 when it was built by King Thirumalai Nayakkar in reverence to the Lord Sundareshwar and Goddess Meenakshi and to serve as their summer abode.
5Free admissionSwamy Sannathi Lane
See the local markets.
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).