Temples including Madurai Meenakshi are major attractions of Madurai and the accommodation facilities | Road map from Chennai to Madurai with driving directions
Madurai is the second biggest city in Tamilnadu state after Chennai. Railway station of Madurai is at the center of the city. Bus stand is at a distance of 3kms from the city. A big main road can be seen next to the Railway station. On the other end of the road which is opposite to the station there is a choultry ‘Rani Mangammal’. This road leads to Meenakshi temple. Opposite to the railway station there are many hotels which provide accommodation to the devotees. The distance between the station and the temple is about three fourth of a kilometer. One and a half kilometer towards south from the temple, one can see the ‘Nayakar Mahal’. Auto riskshaw are available to visit this place. Thiruparankundram, which has the temple of Lord Subrahmanyam is towards south from Madurai. One can reach this place by buses and auto rikshaws. Meenakshi temple and Thiruparankundram temple are closed by 12:00O clock in the afternoon and are opened at 04:00 pm. There is a light and sound show at Nayakar Mahal. This show can be seen in Tamil at 06:00 in the evening and in English at 07:00 pm daily. On one side of Madurai a temple tank ‘Teppakulam’ is situated. On the middle of the tank there is a temple dedicated to Goddess ‘Adisakti’. Boating can be done in the tank. City buses are run to this place. ‘Alwar Temple’, a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is situated at the bottom of hills towards west at a distance of 11kms. This is the most ancient temple and is very sacred for the people of Madurai.
On top of the hills at a distance of 3kms and in the midst of the forest there is a place ‘Palamudir Solai’ where there is a temple for the third form of Lord Subrahmanyam. This is a very pleasant place. Mini bus services are run from station to the temple.
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