Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tourist Attractions of Madurai District

Madurai District is the second largest populated district in Tamil Nadu State.The Headquarters is Madurai City which is famous as a 'Temple town' where the very famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple is situated.The city is surrounded by three small and enchanting hills 'Nagamalai,Annamalai,and Pasumalai'.
Madurai is also known as 'Athens of the East', 'City of Festivals', 'Sleepless City',City of four Junctions' etc.







Madurai is well known for the 'Jasmine Flower' which grows abundantly







here.This variety of flower is generally known as 'Malligai' locally.
Places of interest in Madurai are:-
Gandhi Museum
The Gandhiji Memorial Monument is visited by tourists which showcases  several articles that  were used by Mahatma Gandhi.The public can witness many  personal belongings of the great leader here.
Thirumalai Nayakar Palace
This beautiful Palace which was built by Maharajah Thirumala Nayakar in the year 1636 is under the care of Archaeological Department.
Kutladampatti Waterfalls

It is about 30 km northwest of Madurai City amidst reserve forest in the magnificent Western Ghats.It has a height of 27 meters and the best time to visit this waterfall is from September to February.
Thiruparankundram
This rock-cut Lord Muruga temple is situated 7 km from Madurai City and it is one  among the six famous Subramanya Swamy Shrines known as 'Arupadai Veedu'.
Pazhamudir Cholai
It is located in the small hill called as 'Azhagar Koil' which is 4.5 km away from Alaganallur.It is the 6th Shrine of the famous 'Arupadai Veedu' of Lord Murugan.(Lord Subramanya Swamy).
Alaganallur
Alaganallur is a Panchayat town in Madurai District where during the middle of January (Usually on 14th January)  every year a festival known as 'Jallikettu' is conducted which is  'Bull Fight'.Many people gather at this place on that occasion to watch this event.
Koodal Azhagar Perumal Temple
It is located in the center of the City of Madurai and it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.It is one among the 108 'Divyadesams', the holy abodes of Lord Vishnu.
Kazimar Big Mosque
Kazimar Big Mosque or 'Kasimar Periya Pallivasal' is  located in the heart of Madurai City.It was established in the 13th century.This first Mosque of Madurai can accommodate 2500 worshipers.
St.Mary's Cathedral Church

St.Mary's Cathedral Church in Madurai was established in the year 1841 CE.
This Shrine is very famous and  is situated in the heart of Madurai City.


  

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