Nestled on the banks of the Vaigai River in the state of Tamil Nadu, Madurai is one of the oldest living cities in India. It is famous as a religious site, with temples being the prime attraction. However, it is home to historical monuments, charming natural landscapes, and long-preserved traditions. Our Madurai vacation packages have been designed to allow you to explore the rich culture, tradition, and history of the ancient city.
Madurai is well known for its brilliant architecture, mouth-watering cuisine, vibrant festivals, delightful shopping opportunities, and endearing people. A vacation in Madurai promises to be an unforgettable experience for travelers of all ages and interests.
Why do Indians Love Madurai for Vacation?
Indians love Madurai for vacation because it offers a perfect mix of spirituality, adventure, and relaxation. Madurai is home to several temples that are renowned for their architecture and religious significance - from the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple to the lesser-known Thirumalai Nayak Palace.
For those seeking an adrenaline rush, there are opportunities for trekking, bird watching, and wildlife safaris in the nearby hills and forests. And for those looking to unwind, Madurai offers serene lakes, beautiful gardens, and traditional Ayurvedic spas.
Our Madurai vacation packages include a variety of options that cater to different interests and budgets. From short weekend getaways to longer trips that cover multiple sightseeing destinations and interesting activities, we have something for everyone.
Our packages cover accommodation, meals, transportation, and guided tours to the city's top attractions. We also offer customizable packages that allow you to build an itinerary based on your preferences.
Why Book with us?
Madurai vacation packages by Holidays DNA have been carefully planned to ensure a hassle-free experience for our customers. We offer transparent pricing with no hidden costs, 24/7 customer support, and the flexibility to make changes to your itinerary at any time. Our team of travel experts is dedicated to providing you with the best vacation experience and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Resort & Hotels options with our Madurai Vacation Packages
Madurai offers incredible accommodation options at affordable prices. Some are located close to the airport and railway stations, while some are in close proximity to the places of attraction. There are budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels. All provide well-equipped rooms with good quality services.
Get a meticulously designed fusion of comfort and luxury in the city’s plush resorts. You can opt for additional services such as enjoying a welcome drink, complimentary breakfast, babysitting, customized meals, organization of special events, barbeque, and family rooms.
Popular Sightseeing Places in Madurai
Thirumalai Nayak Palace is a royal residence of Thirumalai Nayak. The monument was designed by an Italian architect. It displays a fusion of Islamic and Dravidian architectural styles. There is a well-maintained courtyard with an entrance gate, massive pillars, the dancing hall, and the main hall. The light-and-sound show held every evening at this grand palace is a major attraction.
Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple is the 4th pilgrimage site of Lord Murugan. The cave temple is dedicated to the element of Earth and is even mentioned in classical Tamil texts. It celebrates the marriage of Lord Subrahmanya with Devayanai, Indra's daughter. The main shrine houses Lord Subrahmanya, Goddess Durga, Lord Vinayakar, Lord Shiva, and Lord Vishnu. There are several mandapams on different levels in this temple.
3. Alagar Koil
Alagar Koil is one of the most visited temples of Madurai. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it is also known as Azhagar Kovil and dedicated to the styles of the early Sangam age. The presiding deity is Lord Sundararajan, the brother of Meenakshi. There are shrines of Yoga Narasimha, Andal, and Sudarshana. Look at the several mandapams and intricately carved walls.
Famed for its architecture, the Meenakshi Sundereshwara Temple is one of the oldest shrines in India. It is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar. Each has a separate shrine called the Amman and Swamy Koyils. You can witness the Hall of Thousand Pillars, which is built out of a single rock, ancient paintings in the temple museum, and massive statues of Sivakami and Nataraja.
Activities and things to do in Madurai
Madurai offers a wide range of activities that cater to all types of travelers. Take a guided tour through the winding streets of Madurai and learn about its history, culture, and architecture. Witness the grandeur of a traditional temple ceremony at the many shrines of the city. Immerse yourself in the devotional chants and rituals while experiencing the vibrant energy of the city. Experience the mesmerizing Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam dance performances.
Escape in the pristine natural beauty of Meghamalai, nestled amidst lush tea, coffee, cinnamon, pepper, and cardamom plantations. Enjoy scenic views, boat rides, and nature walks at the charming hill station of Kodaikanal. The 13th-century Goripalayam Dargah, in shades of white, is the largest in Madurai.
Madurai offers a unique shopping experience with its bustling markets and colorful bazaars. You can find everything from traditional silk sarees, handicrafts, antiques, jewelry, spices, and snacks to modern clothing brands and electronic goods. Some popular shopping destinations in Madurai include Puthu Mandapam, Avani Moola Street, Town Hall Road, and Masi Street.
Hand-woven silk sarees, Sungudi sarees, cotton fabrics, and handloom batik textiles are unique to Madurai. You can purchase wooden toys, Thanjavur paintings, bronze sculptures, brassware, bell metal lamps, and wood and stone carvings as reminders of your Madurai trip.
The cuisine of Madurai is predominantly South Indian, with an emphasis on vegetarian dishes. Rice is the staple food here, and it is served with various types of curries, stews, and other side dishes. The most popular dishes in Madurai are Idli, Dosa, Vada, and Uttapam. Indulge in some mouth-watering Madurai delicacies such as Kari Dosai, Jigarthanda, and Paruthi Paal.
Madurai is a city that has something for everyone. From its rich cultural and religious heritage to its scenic natural beauty, vibrant markets, and delectable cuisine, there is much to explore on your vacation. With our Madurai vacation packages, you can explore all the interesting aspects of the city and create memories that will last a lifetime.