Day 3: Madurai Meenakshi Temple (November 27)
After breakfast at the hotel in Trichy, you’ll embark on the journey to Madurai where you’ll visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple and Thriupparankundram Lord Murugan Temple.
Madurai, often referred to as the “Athens of the East,” is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, with a history dating back over 2,500 years. Located on the banks of the River Vaigai in Tamil Nadu, India, Madurai is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and strong literary tradition.
The Meenakshi Amman Temple, also known as Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, is the most significant landmark in Madurai and one of the most important Hindu temples in India. The temple is a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture, renowned for its stunning gopurams (gateway towers) adorned with thousands of colorful and intricate carvings. There are 14 gopurams in total, with the southern tower being the tallest at about 170 feet. The “Hall of Thousand Pillars” is a notable feature of the temple, where each pillar features carvings of deities, mythical animals, and monsters