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Tourism in madurai

            Madurai or the "city of nectar" is the oldest and second largest city of Tamil Nadu. This city is located on Vaigai River and was the capital of Pandyan rulers till the 14th century. Madurai is an animated city packed with pilgrims, beggars, businesspeople, bullock carts and legions of underemployed rickshaw- wallahs. Dating about 2500 years back in time, it is one of southern India's oldest cities, and has been a centre of learning and pilgrimage for centuries. Reading through inscriptions, travelogues and the writings of missionaries, one can gather that Madurai was the cynosure of all eyes because of its prosperity. Ibn Batuta describes the beauty of Madurai in the midst of the destruction, as having a layout and scheme that was centred round the Vaigai.

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Hotel Germanus

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It is a city that paves way to a wide array of business activities, transformed itself to a tourist destination, mansions, and entertainment venues and is a shopper's paradise.

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Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple

Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple

The Temple dominates the old city which evolved around it. The streets run in concentric circles around the temple. The four “Veli” streets mark the outer limits of the temple town. The temple is dedicated both to Meenakshi, the lovely consort of Lord Shiva and to Lord Shiva himself (Sundareswarar). It is one of the holiest places of worship in South India, drawing thousand of devotees every day from all over India. It has also been the centre of Tamil Culture, literature, art. Music and dance over the centuries. When the third and the last Tamil Sangam (Academy of Tamil Literature) met at Madurai, it is said, literary works were thrown into the temple tank, where a diviner force caused works of merit to float and inferior literature to sink.

Visiting hours: 7.00 Hours to 13.30 Hours and 14.00 hours to 18.00 hours. Entrance Fee: Adult -Rs.2/-, Child – Re.1/-.

The Pudhu Mandapam built by Thirumalai Nayak stands between the Easternm tower and the unfinished Raya Gopurams. This hall is noted for beautiful sculptures.

Thirumalai Nayak Palace

Thirumalai Nayak Palace

Thirumalai Nayak Palace of India is an example of architectural grandeur and was built by King Thirumalai Nayak in 1636 AD. The palace was designed by an Italian Architect and served as the residence of the King. It is situated at a distance of 2.5 km from the Meenakshi temple of Madurai. The palace is divided into two major parts, Swargavilasa and Rangavilasa, which include the royal residence, theatre, shrine, apartments, armory, palanquin place, royal bandstand, quarters, pond and garden.

During his reign, King Nayak conducted daily dance and music performances in the Thirumalai Nayak Palace. He used to offer prayers to Goddess Rajrajeswari every morning in the palace shrine. The shrine is richly carved in stone and its dome was once covered with gold. Later, the palace was destroyed by his grandson Chokkanatha Nayak and the valuables were shifted to other places, so that he could build his own palace. The original Nayak Palace Complex was four times bigger than the present structure.

Today, the palace is famous for its courtyard and the dancing hall. Tourists are fascinated by the paintings and sculptures in the shrine. The ceilings are decorated with huge paintings, based on Shaivite and Vaishnavite themes. The painting of the marriage of Sundareswarar with Devi Meenakshi is an exemplary work of art. Furniture and utensils used by the kings have also been exhibited in the palace which transports the visitors to the historic era.

Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

Teppakulam

Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is situated at a distance of about 5 km from the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The area of the tank, and the island pavilion with a garden in the center, is approximately equal to the area of Meenakshi Temple. It is one of the largest temple tanks in South India and gets water supply from the Vaigai River. There is a Vinayakar temple situated right in the middle of the tank, which is dedicated to Lord Vigneshwara, the Elephant-faced God.

According to mythology, earth was dug out from the tank to build the Tirumalai Nayakkar Mahal. The place was supposed to be blessed and was later converted into a Teppakulam (tank). The tank is connected to Vaigai River via underground channels. It has total of 12 long stairs (steps) made of granite on all four sides. The temple as well as the stairs was built by the King Thirumalai Nayak.

MUNNAR

Teppakulam

MUNNAR : is a tranquil town in Gods own country - Kerala. At an altitude of about 1800 m from the sea level, this bovine town clues with natural beauty as it is the point of convergence of the three rivers Mudrapuzha, Nallathani and Kundala. Placid lakes, glittering streams, Lush valleys, majestic mountains, mellow meadows, vibrant flowers and acres and acres of tea estates, all these ingredients put together a hill resort that cannot be relinquished. The most preferred hill resort for the English during the British rule, the place resonates English culture. The splendid tea gardens, the Christ church, the resort at the Devikulamla lake are a few examples. The Raja Malai wildlife sanctuary, the Eruakulam National Park, the Mathi Peety lake and the famous the top station are also avenues that comprise a trip to Munnar.An ideal tourist destination, it offers relaxation and rejuvenation. One can also have a stint in Adventure sports like paragliding or go angling at the Devikulam lake. Though hired cycle ride is a popular way to explore Munnar, local transport is also available . Several lodges and hotels to suit every budget is available.

Kodaikanal

Teppakulam

Kodaikanal is situated at a distance of about 120 km from Madurai. Kodaikanal is a picturesque hill station of South India, nestled amidst the Pali Hills. At an altitude of 2133 meters (7,000 feet), the mesmerizing scenic beauty of the place enchants the tourists. Kodaikanal is famous for its waterfalls, lakes, mountain terrain, woods and especially for ‘Kurinji-flowers’, which blossoms once in 12 years. So, you can sit back and admire Mother Nature at its best, here. Though the hill station is peaceful, it is not devoid of activity. There are a number of places in Kodaikanal which are a treat to the eyes of the tourists.

Ooty

Teppakulam

Ooty also known as Udhagamandalam is the "Queen of hill stations" and the capital of Nilgiris district. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. Nilgiris means "Blue Mountains". It is a land of picturesque picnic spots. Used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. An added attraction for the tourists to Udagamandalam is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens.

Courtallam

Teppakulam

Courtallam (Kutrallam) is a panchayat town situated at a mean elevation of 160m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. Many seasonal and a few perennial rivers such as the Chittar River, the Manimuthar River, the Pachaiyar River and the Tambaraparani River originate in this region. The numerous waterfalls and cascades along with the ubiquitous health resorts in the area have earned it the title the Spa of South India

Jallikattu

Teppakulam

Jallikattu or Sallikattu or Eruthazhuvuthal is a bull taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebration. This is one of the oldest living ancient sports seen in the modern era. Although it sounds similar to the Spanish running of the bulls, it is quite different. In Jallikattu, the bull is not killed and the 'matadors' are not supposed to use any weapon. It is held in the villages of Tamil Nadu as a part of the village festival. The festivals are held from January to July, every year. The one held in Alanganallur, near Madurai, is one of the more popular events.

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