Apart From Mandir Hopping, 6 Things To Do In Madurai

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1. Meenakshi Amman Temple

While it is a temple, it's worth mentioning separately as it's a significant landmark. Explore the intricate architecture and the vibrant market around it, and attend the evening prayer ceremony.

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2. Gandhi Memorial Museum

Learn about the life of Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian independence movement through a vast collection of photographs, artefacts, and documents.

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3. Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal

Visit this historic palace known for its Indo-Saracenic architecture. The light and sound show in the evenings narrates the story of the Nayak dynasty.

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4. Vaigai Dam

Enjoy a peaceful time by the Vaigai River at the Vaigai Dam. It's a scenic spot where you can relax, take a boat ride, or have a picnic.

5. St. Mary's Cathedral

Explore the architectural beauty of this Roman Catholic cathedral, which is one of the oldest in India.

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6. Madurai Food Tour

Indulge in the local cuisine of Madurai. Don't miss the famous Madurai idli, jigarthanda (a refreshing drink), and other local delicacies.

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These activities will give you a diverse and enriching experience of Madurai beyond the religious and cultural aspects.