The temple city of Madurai is one of the major tourist place in the state of Tamil Nadu and houses the world-famous Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple. Madurai city is also called as Athens of the East, home to various historical monuments, famous temples and important industrial and educational hub. Tourist attractions and places to visit in Madurai includes American College, Thiruparankundram Dargah, Vaigai Dam, Daniel Poor Memorial Library and Vandiyur Mariamman Temple and Teppakulam.
Meenakshi Temple of Madurai is listed for New Seven Wonders of the World and houses 14 tallest gopurams or gateway temple towers. The temple is located on the bank of the Vaigai river and most visited tourist attraction in the Madurai city.
Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace of Madurai is one of the seven wonders of the South India,situated 2km from the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The Nayak Mahal is grandest palace in South India with Dravidian and Islamic styles.
Koodal Azhagar Temple is dedicated to the God Vishnu where Lord Vishnu worshipped as Koodal Azhagar and Lakshmi as Maragathavalli. The temple has five tiered rajagopuram gatweay tower.
Alagar Koyil village is centered around famous Kallazhagar Temple,dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. The temple has tall seven tiered rajagopuram and houses some rare Vijayanagara sculptures.
Pazhamudhir Solai Murugan Temple is located 25 km from Madurai city, close to famous Vishnu temple of Azhagar Kovil. Pazhamudircholai is a beautiful temple and six important abodes of Lord Muruga in India.
Tirupparankunram Murugan Temple is one of the Six Abodes of Lord Murugan in India, located 8Km from Madurai city. The Murugan temple also housed shrine of Shiva, Vishnu, Vinayaka and Durga
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is situated near to Vandiyur Mariamman Temple. The pond is the biggest tank in Tamil Nadu and connected underground to Vaigai river.
Gandhi Memorial of Madurai city is one of the five Gandhi Sanghralayas in India. The Gandhi Memorial Museum contains manuscripts, paintings, sculptures and rare photographs.
Kazimar Periya Pallivasal or Kazimar Big Mosque is the first Muslim place of worship in the city. The mosque located near the Madurai Junction railway station.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madurai also known as St. Mary’s Cathedral Madurai. This church is said to be one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in India.