The ancient ‘City of Temples’, Madurai, stands on the banks of the Vaigai River in Tamil Nadu. It is among the oldest inhabited cities in India, ruled by various dynasties, including the Pandyas, Cholas, Pallavas, Nayaks, and the Vijayanagar Empire. Explore the diversity reflected in its architecture, cuisine, and traditions by booking our Kerala to Madurai Tour Packages.
Why do people from Kerala love Madurai for vacation?
People from Kerala love to visit Madurai for vacation because of its historical and cultural significance. The stunning architectural marvels, deep-rooted history, ancient heritage, rich culture, and incredible food offer a refreshing break from daily life. The city is also known as the 'Athens of the East' for contributing to Tamil literature and art. You can enjoy all these aspects of Madurai on your vacation.
Kerala to Madurai Tour Packages blend nature, culture, and history perfectly to allow you to explore the region's architecture. These packages include visits to popular temples, palaces, and museums. You also get the opportunity to witness traditional dance performances, experience the local culture, and savor authentic cuisine.
Why Book with us?
Kerala to Madurai Tour Packages by Madurai Tourism offers a seamless and hassle-free travel experience. Our team of travel experts handles all the arrangements, including transportation, accommodation, activities, and sightseeing. We eliminate the stress of planning a vacation so that you can simply relax. We also offer customizable Kerala to Madurai tour packages to suit your preferences and budget.
Resort & Hotels options with our Kerala to Madurai Tour Packages
Madurai caters to travelers with varying interests through its conveniently located simple budget hotels, guest houses, Yatri Niwas, lavish resorts, star-rated hotels, and heritage stays. Most hotels offer comfortable rooms for a blissful holiday. They provide best-in-class rooms and amenities.
Popular Sightseeing Places
The popular sightseeing places in Madurai are:
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal Temple is a Divya Desam. The 200-year-old shrine has an impressive Dravidian architectural style. Flanked by granite walls, there are four Prakaramas centered inside the complex. The prominent feature is the Sudarshan Chakra of the Lord with the Chakrathazhwar in front with 16 hands, each with a different weapon.
Meenakshi Amman Temple is famous for its spiritual aura and splendid traditional architecture. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Meenakshi and is Madurai’s oldest temple. Explore the 52-meter-high Gopuram, the Hall of Thousand Pillars, with pillars that have a unique design and intricate carvings.
Koodal Azhagar Temple is an ancient Vishnu Temple that has three different postures of the Lord. Each form is known by a different name. The main shrine has a large Rangamandapa and a sanctum. It has a surrounding corridor with paintings on the walls and a beautifully sculpted Vamana. You can admire the wonderfully carved outer walls, ornamental windows, and wood carvings.
Hike the steep steps to reach the hill rock complex atop the Samanar Hills. The protected site is associated with Tamil Brahmins and Jain monks. You can admire the exquisite carvings on the cave walls and explore its rich history. There are stone beds where monks used to rest and a serene lotus temple within the premises. Spend some quiet time amidst the pious surroundings.
Activities & Things to do
Madurais’s stunning attractions and tranquil environment make it a perfect holiday destination for people from Kerala. You can soak yourself in the spiritual ambiance of temples, explore the unique architecture, indulge in shopping at local markets, and binge on delicious South Indian cuisine.
Take a 20-minute hike to reach the Kutladampatti Falls and enjoy a picnic amidst nature. Explore the blend of Dravidian and Islamic styles in the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and watch the light-and-sound show.
Head to the fascinating wholesale Banana Market, which sells 16 varieties of bananas. Puthu Mandapam is great for local handicrafts, silk sarees, and local spices. You can also enjoy traditional performances like Kathakali, Kalaripayattu, and Bharatnatyam.
Buy traditional jewelry, silk sarees, wood carvings, and brassware. Sungudi or Chinnalapattu cotton sarees, Kaithari Veshtis or dhotis, copper and silver idols, wall hangings, and stone handicrafts are a must-buy.
How to reach Madurai from Kerala
Take a flight to Madurai International Airport. However, boarding a train to Madurai Junction is better. The distance from Kerala to Madurai is only 218 km. You can cover the distance in around 5.5 hours via NH 85.
Travel back in time, witness stunning architecture, learn about ancient traditions, and savor delicious food in the ‘Lotus City’ with our Kerala to Madurai Tour Packages.