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Temple Walking Tour

  • 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

The city has been described as the 'lotus shaped' city in one of the Tamil literatures. Since immemorial times, Madurai has been a well planned city in terms of construction of roads and buildings. Meenakshi Amman temple is the centre point for the formation of all the roads.

The Meenakshi Amman temple is one of the largest in India. Something is always happening here – ceremonies, musicians playing, weddings, prostrating pilgrims, festivals – making it a compelling place to spend time and enjoy temple life.

The temple is the geographic and ritual centre of the ancient city of Madurai and divided into a number of concentric quadrangular enclosures contained by high masonry walls. It is one of the few temples in Tamil Nadu to have four entrances facing four directions. This temple has four towers each intricately decorated with thousands of colored figures.There are eight more towers and a hall with a thousand decorated pillars.

What to remember

* Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

* A dress code is required to enter places of worship

* No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed.

* Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.

You may not be allowed to enter if you fail to comply with these dress requirement.

Exclusions:

* Entrance fee at the Temple

* Tipping for the Guide

Meeting point
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How to find me: Opposite of the East Tower of Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
Tour duration: 2 hours

Tour schedule

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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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Joseph Levy

8 days ago

Great tour. Very knowledgeable and knows all the history of the region.

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