Madurai is a city that never sleeps. It is also called Thoonga Nagaram. Tourists who visit Madurai with tour packages also named it as the Athens of the East. The history of the city goes back to 3rd BC.
Located at the banks of Vaigai River, Madurai is the perfect blend of historical architectural brilliance and modern lifestyle. If you plan to visit the city with budget tour packages, you can’t miss the glorious temples and mouthwatering cuisines here.
Things to do in Madurai with the low budget tour packages:
The huge Shri Meenakshi Amman Temple is dedicated to God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Kulshekra Pandya built the temple and later it was destroyed and rebuilt many times. Thirupparankundaram Murugan Temple is one of the famous abodes of God Murugan. The temple is famous for its amazing architecture.
Gandhi museum exhibits some fond memories of Indian freedom struggle from the British colonial rule. You can buy low-cost packages to Madurai and explore the personal belongings of the Mahatma Gandhi in the “House of Relics” here.
Samanar Hills are as old as 1 AD. The hilltop not only offers a breathtaking view of the Madurai but it also has some beautiful caves related to Jain religion with amazing carvings and sculpture.
Koodar Azhagar Temple, Pazhamudhir Solai, Thirumalai Nayyakar Mahal are few of the other famous places in Madurai that you must explore during the visit to the city.