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Madurai Marvels: Temples and Palaces Private Tour From Trichy

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Product Code : AGORA482

Embark on a spiritual journey with our "Madurai Marvels: Temples and Palaces Tour" from Trichy. Explore the renowned Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple, one of the largest temple complexes in India, with its breathtaking sculptures and vibrant market stalls. Visit the ancient Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, known for its rock-cut architecture and rich history. Discover the grandeur of Tirumal Nayak's Palace, with its majestic stone pillars and intricate decorations. Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical heritage of Madurai on this captivating tour.

7:00 AM: Pickup from your hotel in Trichy.

7:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Drive to Madurai (135 kms/2.5 hrs approx one way). Enjoy the scenic countryside as you make your way towards Madurai.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Visit Meenakshi Amman Temple, one of the most famous and revered temples in South India. Marvel at the intricate architecture of this ancient temple, which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Meenakshi and her consort Lord Shiva. Explore the sprawling temple complex with its towering gopurams (gateway towers), ornate pillared halls, and intricate sculptures depicting mythological stories.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Visit Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, a grand palace built in the 17th century by Nayakkar rulers. Admire the impressive architecture that combines Dravidian and Islamic styles, with large courtyards, majestic arches, and beautiful murals on the walls. Explore the main durbar hall, the dance hall, and the surrounding gardens, and learn about the history and cultural significance of this palace.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch break at a local restaurant. Indulge in some delicious South Indian cuisine, known for its unique flavors and variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Visit the Gandhi Memorial Museum, a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophy of non-violence. Explore the museum's exhibits, including photographs, letters, and personal belongings of Gandhi, which provide insights into his life, teachings, and the freedom struggle of India. Learn about the historical events that shaped India's independence movement and Gandhi's role in it.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Visit Koodal Azhagar Temple, a prominent Vaishnavite temple known for its exquisite carvings and rich religious significance. Admire the beautifully sculpted pillars and the intricate artwork on the walls that depict scenes from Hindu mythology. Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of the temple and learn about its history and customs.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Drive back to Trichy, enjoying the scenic countryside once again.

6:30 PM: Drop off at your hotel in Trichy, marking the end of your day tour.

Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.

English speaking local guide, if option selected.

Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.

Lunch, if option selected.

Bottled water in the car.

Government Taxes.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.