One of the biggest in the country, the Meenakshi Temple is renowned as an architectural wonder. One such example of this artistic beauty in the temple is a magnificent hall inside that is supported by rows of one thousand stone pillars.
TIRUMALAI NAYAKAR PALACE
Built in the 17th century, this palace was once the residence of the ruler of Madurai, Thirumalai Nayakar. Currently it is maintained by the Archeological Department of Tamil Nadu. The palace is famed for its Indo-Saracen architecture with high domes, minarets and pillars.
A one of a kind religious institution, the temple at Tiruparankundram is actually a fusion of a temple and a mosque. Believed to have mythological importance, believers and tourists, irrespective of religion pay this temple a visit.
MAHATMA GANDHI MUSEUM
An entire edifice dedicated to the life and incidents of Mahatma Gandhi, the museum contains articles, documentation and pictures taken throughout his history and freedom struggle.
About 120 kms from Madurai, Kodaikanal is a quaint little hill station in the Western Ghats. An ideal tourist destination, the picturesque hillsides are covered with greenery, hidden by a dense mist. Kodaikanal is filled with natural attractions such as botanical gardens, parks, forests, valleys, lakes and waterfalls.