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Madurai Travel Guide: 115 reviews and 319 photos

After having visited Kochi with its Backwaters and the Periyar Lake in the state of Kerala, we continue our tour to Madurai.

Originally called Madhurapuram, the city derives its name from the divine nectar (Madhu) that was showered from the locks of Lord Shiva according to a popular belief.

The temple city of Madurai is situated on the banks of the River Vaigai. Madurai is now the second largest city in Tamil Nadu, and is among the most important pilgrimages for Hindus.

Time to take off to Tanjore (Thanjavur)

  • Last visit to Madurai: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated May 4, 2005
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  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2008 at 11:28 PM

    Fantastic colourful photos.we will be visiting this part of India next year.

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2007 at 7:00 AM

    Beautiful !!!!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2007 at 4:47 AM

    Outstanding pictures and descriptions of amazing temples. Interesting info on arranged marriages!

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2005 at 7:17 AM

    Great tips and pics. This is the Real India. The temples are so colorful. Thanks for the info.

  • zentrinko's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2005 at 3:53 PM

    Terrific photography of just the type subjects and architecture I enjoy seeing. Interesting commentary as well.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2005 at 12:20 PM

    Wonderful page here! The Minakshi temple is just beautiful, great pictures and very helpful information. Thanks for sharing. :o)

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2005 at 3:07 AM

    How lucky to have come across a wedding party, sad to hear some of the results of the dowry system though. Very colourful page Gini, The Minakshi Sundareshwarar Temple is amzing! (~_~)

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2005 at 2:14 PM

    Beautiful place.

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