Madurai is an ancient city that is situated in the South state Tamil Nadu, India. It is the earliest recorded civilisation and there is evidence that there was human settlement here dating back to 300 BC. The town is built around the Meenakshi Temple. It is well known for various reasons one of them being the historical monuments like the Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace. Madurai has also contributed a lot to Indian literature with its rich and abundant literary tradition. On your visit here admire the Dravidian style of architecture as you pay pilgrimage to Meenakshi temple. The pillars outside the temple are erected so cleverly that they one can hear different notes when touching them.
What is included in the tour
Transport by private Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Hotel Pick-up & Drop
Local English Speaking Guide
Bottled water during the tour
What is NOT included in the tour
Monument Entrances Fees & camera Fees
Food and Drinks
Every traditional Hindu temple such as Meenakshi temple opens at the crack of dawn with a belief, custom of waking God and Goddess up from their divine rest by classical music with an opening prayer of the beautiful day.
- At 08:00 PM, we will pick you up from the hotel & transfer to Meenakshi Amman Temple (5kms/20mins).
- Once you arrive, our guide will take you inside the temple (Temple Entrance will be closed by 08:45 PM),
- You have to go barefoot, Camera's, Mobile phone's, Big Bags & other electronic items not allowed inside the temple.
At night during the final prayer of the day, God Siva, husband of Meenakshi would typically be carried in a palanquin from his shrine and escorted to his residing place, where Goddess Meenakshi waits in her shrine for her husband to come home. This lively divine procession followed by a piece of music along with a gathering of devotees. Once the God Siva reaches his home, they rest in their bed chamber is made of pure silver.
This daily process of religious action at early in morning is being traditionally named Thirupalli Ezhuchi - wake up prayer – Morning Prayer – opening ceremony.
During night it is said to be named, closing ceremony – bed chamber ceremony – night ceremony.
The Night Ceremony starts anytime after 09:00 PM.
Note: We recommend you to have Dinner before going for the Night Ceremony