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Pickup from Madurai Hotel / Railway Station / Bus Station and proceed to sightseeing around madurai.

Day 1: madurai local sight seeing

Meenakshi Temple

Meenkashi Temple is an Avatar of the Hindu Goddess, Parvati - the consort of Shiva. She is also one of the few Hindu female deities to have a major temple devoted to her. The name Minachchi (meaning fish eyed) is derived from the words mina (meaning fish) andak?i (meaning eyes).You could easily spend days in there, as it's a "living temple" with a lot going on inside, including a constant stream of couples waiting to be married in its corridors. It's a least worth visiting the temple once in the morning and again in the evening for the night ceremony.

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Puthu Mandapam Venture inside the cavernous Puthu Mandapam, a 17th century pillared entrance hall opposite the Meenakshi Temple's east tower, to find rows of tailors and stalls selling fabric, scarves, jewellery, fashion accessories, handicrafts, and art work. You can get good quality clothes made there, including decent replicas.From the memory of any Maduraiite, the Puthu Mandapam is always remembered and used for a big shopping experience, as the entire place is stocked with various stalls of merchandise

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Thirumalai Nayak Mahal

Thirumalai Nayak MahalSituated around a kilometer southeast of Meenakshi Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace is Madurai's second biggest attraction.The entry fee is 50 rupees for foreigners, plus a 30 rupee camera fee. It's open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except between 1-2 p.m. when it closes for lunch. There's a sound and light show every evening

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ThiruparankundramIf you have time, head out to Thiruparankundram, around 10 kilometers southwest of Madurai. There you'll find one of the city's other impressive ancient temples, dedicated to Hindu god Murugan (handsome son of Lord Shiva), who's revered as a favorite god of Tamils. At the top of Thiruparankundram hill, there's also a 14th century grave shrine of the Islamic saint Hazrat Sultan Sikandhar Badhusha.

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