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The temple town of India, Madurai is one of the oldest cities in the country. Madurai is a city that represents the spirit of Tamilnadu because it is culturally rich with ancient traditions, historical significance and natural beauty. Not only it was a cultural capital, but Madurai also the commercial capital of South India. It is the place of architectural wonders. Those who want to experience real Tamil culture, Madurai is the right place to share. Madurai tourism is just about ancient temples and has excellent examples of British and Islamic styles of architecture as well as various cathedrals, mosques and museum offer architectural wonders. Mouthwatering cuisine, fantastic shopping choices and a wide array of sightseeing places make Madurai perfect place to visit.
Meenakshi Amman Temple also is known as "Minakshi-Sundareshwara temple". It is one of the oldest and most important temples in Madurai. Meenakshi Temple dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her spouse, Shiva. Meenakshi Amman temple complex made by the Shilpa Shastra and has 14 gateway towers or 'gopurams', golden 'vimanas'. This vast temple spread across six hectors of land, and Kulasekara Pandya constructed it. The 1000 pillar hall is one of the outstanding works in the temple, and it is famous for architectural brilliance. Sri Meenakshi Temple is a fantastic place for historical and architecture explores along with pilgrim spot.
Thirumalai Nayakar Palace was built in 1636 AD in the city of Madurai, by King Thirumalai Nayak. The palace is a fantastic blend of Dravidian and Rajput styles. The palace designed by an Italian architect is a beautiful mix of Dravidian and European architecture. This palace declared a national monument, and the Tamilnadu archaeological department preserves it. This palace is a must-visit for history lovers and those who love to explore architectural wonders. The sound and light shows are conducted every evening at the court, adding charm to the palace visit.
Azhagar Kovil is one of the prominent temples situated at the foothills of Alagar hills. It is a fantastic blend of captivating architecture and natural surroundings. Alagar Hills also have great importance in the Hindu religion; this hill named Alagar as the Lord Thirumal known with the name of Alagar. The Kalyana Mandapam and the pillars within it are specimens of Nayaka art. The temple is rest place of Lord Vishnu, and the statue of the lord is made entirely of stone and is a splendid masterpiece created from kallalgar, and it is the different temple in south India.
Samanar Hill is a hill complex, and it is famous for its historical and cultural significance. Samanar Hills is the prime location where the Jain monks lived about 2000 years ago and practised their religions. Hills caves are famous for its rock carvings and drawings. It is an absolute place for adventure lovers and photographers. The spot also has a beautiful lotus temple located on the premises. It is a complete blend of nature and history. According to archaeological findings, there used to be Jain school at the top of the hills. It is often visited by people to meditate. Calmness and spiritual serenity of these hills along with nature blessings rejuvenate our mind and body.
The Gandhi Memorial Museum serves as a remembrance and tribute to the efforts of our very own father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Jawaharlal Nehru inaugurated the premises on 15th April 1959, and the illustrations and graphic representations convey about the struggle for freedom during the British era. The building which houses the museum is a former 17th-century palace. Gandhi Memorial Museum in Madurai comes under the Peace Museums Worldwide selected by the United Nations Organization (UNO). Gandhi Museum is a treasure trove for the people, especially students and kids, inclined towards the history of the Indian Freedom Movement. It has three galleries to explore - India Fights for Freedom, Visual Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, and Relics & Replicas.
Koodal azhagar temple is a unique and famous temple of historical significance constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, and the Pandyas build it. This temple is beautifully sculpted and carved by adding different shades of colour, and this temple dedicates to Lord Vishnu. It is a fantastic example of architectural wonders of the ancient period. The five-tiered raja gopuram is a gateway and is one of the most attractive features of this temple. The temple and all its shrines surrounded by a granite wall.
Athisayam is massive water cum amusement park. It spread across a vast 70 acres of land, and the park boasts of a total of 40 games and 20 water rides. The park also has a unique feature of a 7D theatre, an eatery and a recreation garden for kids is an absolute blend of nature as well as manmade attractions. The Water park has sports rides for everyone from the thrill-seeker in you to the more relaxed family attractions. This water theme park is one of the most fun places to visit in Madurai, and it is a favourite place amongst kids and adults alike.
St Mary's Cathedral is a Catholic Church situated in the east of Madurai city. It is built in the Roman style of architecture and has two large bell tower and an eclectic mix of European, Roman, and Continental architectural design. This place has a fantastic blend of quaint ambience and pristine aura and impressive artwork. Built-in 1841, St. Mary's Cathedral is more than 150 years old. St. Mary's Cathedral is a place worth exploring in the historical city of Madurai. St Mary's Cathedral is the best spot for cultural and architectural explores.
Mariamman Teppakulam constructed in the honour of Lord Vigneshwara is about 5 km from the Meenakshi temple. Teppakulam means a temple pond complex with a human-made island in the middle; used for religious purposes. It's a vast square-shaped tank situated around an area of 16 acres and holds the record of being the most prominent tank in the region of Tamil Nadu. King Thirumalai Nayak constructed the tank.
Puthu Mandapam is a bustling area of commerce. Puthu Mandapam was built during 1628-1635, by the King Thirumalai Nayak. Scenes from various ancient Hindu texts have carved on the pillars such as the wedding of Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar, etc. This market has been functioning since 1920. This complex houses a vibrant and diverse market, and it offers exclusive souvenirs, traditional articles and indulges in shopping for tailoring, clothes, book, bangles, sandalwood and many more, promising an engaging experience to everyone. This place helps to collect something for Madurai memories.
Raveendra Foundation, the CSR wing of Raveendra Hospitality Private Limited is formed by the management and staff of RaveendraHopsitality Private Limited (Paradise Holidays) where each staff is a member and is administered by elected members among staff.Currently, the foundation has taken initiatives in helping children for their education, medical aid for poor, free ambulance service and more in the local area.Read More