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What to Do in Madurai


6 Things To Do In Madurai


1. If you are interested in shopping then there are specific places for specific goods in Madurai. Madurai is famous for cotton Sungidi Sarees, brass works, handicraft items, Tanjore paintings and antique products. The groceries market is at East Masi Street, jewelry market is at South Avani Moola Street and electronics market at Town Hall Road. You can enter Pudumandapam mall to bag some handicrafts and bronze items.


2. Madurai is a temple city and one festival after the other is conducted in one of the temples round the year. So if you get a chance take part in them and enjoy the Tamil culture.


3. Watch the light and sound show in Thirumalai Nayak Palace that is conducted every evening. You have to purchase tickets for that and the story of the South Indian epic Silappathikaram is conducted here that speak of the life history of Kovalan and Kannagi. The shows are conducted in Tamil and English in specific times. You will get a unique experience there.



4. Madurai is noted for its patronization of Tamil literature. So spend some time to peep into the bookstalls and lookout for some best books. You have translations of them also available in various languages.


5. Cuisine of Madurai is very tasty with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Enjoy the unique food items of the place such as Paruthi Paal, Jigarthanda and Panankalkandu Paal. The food items are spicy, hot and tasty. But usually non-vegetarian dishes are not served in hotels closer to the temple.


6. There are many popular places located around Madurai such as Munnar, Thekkady, Kuttralam, etc. If you can spare some time, you can take tours to these places. There are also some important historical places that are worth visiting on your way from Kodaikanal to Madurai. 

Last Updated: 26/08/2012


  • Stunned
     I visited this temple recently and was stunned!

    2012-07-22 09:50:44

    by raaman

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