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Address: North Chitrai Street | J K Plaza, 10/20, Bye-Pass Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, Madurai 625001, India
Phone Number: +91 95001 37477
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If you only see one temple, make sure it is Meenakshi Amman Temple. It is an experience you cannot forget. A massive site which is in use. The people are very friendly inside the... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you only see one temple, make sure it is Meenakshi Amman Temple. It is an experience you cannot forget. A massive site which is in use. The people are very friendly inside the temple, but you do get the usual beggars and hawkers outside. A bit of care, and you will love this place.

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge beautiful temple. A highlight of our month long trip around India. We visited twice - one during the day and then for the evening ceremony. Loved both.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to the temple in the evening and found it to be so peaceful. Going in the car took me sometime to find parking. North Gate Parking is the best as there is ample space. You can leave your footwear for free next to the temple. If you carry any valuables can also deposit with Rs. 2/- per bag. Mobile... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The main reason to visit Madurai is to see this amazing Hindu temple. Its a very busy place which is surrounded by various shops and eateries as well as the usual hawkers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly magnificent and enthralling. Had a very spiritual, mesmerising and beautiful experience. Had always heard of Meenakshi temple and it's fame. After visiting the temple truly agree .. seeing is believing.. the stories , the history , the mythology behind each idol and construction marvel left me spell bound

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

500 years old monument. Unbelievable architecture. Presence of tourist guide may be better. Cameras are not allowed free of cost.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the finest temples in India. This Temple was built with great architecture and planning by old Indian people. This temple has a museum, lake, many other temples inside. Enjoy the spectacular views inside temple. Interesting fact of this temple for travelers is Phone photography is allowed in it for ₹50. It has different categories of Darshan free, ₹50,... More 

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India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My experience was great... spiritual power with peace ... just go and sit and dhayan ...there are two types of lane 1st is free 2nd is vip, vip cost is 50rs. temple is huge you can visit all portion of temple... there is guidelines, Board sign are available.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful ancient temple. Try going there before 6 am. If you are lucky, you will see an elephant walk in! You I can feed it and it will tap its trunk on your head as a blessing!

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is very huge and ancient temple.I have not visited any temple of this size,may be I have not come across any such place till date ,So for me this is the biggest temple of India. Architect is awesome. I couldn't see all four gates in my time. Must see for any one who want to see very ancient and... More 

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