We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Sri Meenakshi Temple

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: North Chitrai Street | J K Plaza, 10/20, Bye-Pass Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, Madurai 625001, India
Phone Number:
+91 95001 37477
Website
Today
04:00 - 20:30
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 04:00 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Book In Advance
More Info
US$55.00*
and up
Private Tour: Full-Day Madurai Tour Including Meenakshi Amman Temple and Gandhi...
More Info
US$99.00*
and up
Private Cultural Day Tour of Madurai

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,460 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1590
    Excellent
  • 477
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere

We have been put off by some religious zealots at some temples but this temple is not only spectacularly beautiful and the temple worshippers/visitors are fantastically welcoming... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Stephen C
,
Ferndown, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

2,460 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,154: English reviews
Ferndown, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been put off by some religious zealots at some temples but this temple is not only spectacularly beautiful and the temple worshippers/visitors are fantastically welcoming. Tight security to get in but certainly worth the visit. The pedestrian area around the temple is great for snacks and people watching. Locals are so keen to engage too...

Helpful?
Thank Stephen C
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just the outside of this temple with its amazingly detailed and coloured towers is worth a visit. But if you get a chance, go inside and get lost in the labyrinth of hallways and shrines within! Some of the shops around will let you climb onto their roofs to take excellent pictures, as long as you can stand the hassle... More 

Helpful?
Thank SarahCoddiwompling
Level Contributor
45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big south temple Tower with 50 m hight. Temple of gods Shiva and Minakshi with the holy shrine and 1000 pillar hall and lake of the Golden Lotos.

Helpful?
Thank Roland K
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice temple but required lot of time and strength as need to walk without shoes and floor is really pinch. But very beautiful temple. U can buy tickets to if want to run away from the free queue but very tiresome even if u paid.

Helpful?
Thank Bharat S
New Haven, Connecticut
Level Contributor
79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Sri Meenakshi Temple has been on my list for years and it did not disappoint. Centrally located in Madurai (some hotels/restaurants have rooftop views of the temple), the complex draws large crowds but tourists seem to be a small minority. Note that large portions of the grounds are off limits to non-Hindus. You are allowed to bring a cell... More 

Helpful?
Thank ice-bjorn
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very large temple complex. Very busy too. Beware that you cannot visit everything as a non hindu. A guide is recommended, but without a guide you have more time to experience the temple as it is. We stayed (and waited for more than one hour) late to witness the closing ceremony, some years ago set up as a tourist activity.... More 

Helpful?
Thank AvM46
kanchipuram
Level Contributor
40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plenty of time I visited this Meenakshi Temple.. But every time it is a fresh experience. Both God Sundareswarar with Goddess Meenakshi would bless us for our success in all walk of life. Four huge temple towers in all four directions are very attractive. In this time I saw "Rotating Lingam" painted in the ceiling by an artist. It revolves... More 

Helpful?
Thank kanchikaruna
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Rome.. temples are a big part of the Indian culture and the Menakshi temple is definitely worth a visit. Not as old as for example the temple in Tanjavur but there is lots to see. Definitely get a guide - he will explain lots of things you otherwise would have overlooked... make sure you check his license first... More 

Helpful?
Thank M P
Level Contributor
33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was ours fourth visit to the Meenakshi temple in the last 3 decades. Every time this temple offers the same devotional attraction. Earlier the Darshan of Sri Meenakshi Amman used to be easy and satisfying but nowadays because of large number of visitors it has become difficult, time consuming and flash Darshanam for a few seconds. Except this the... More 

Helpful?
Thank balajibg
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the blessings in the temple and the harmonious environment in and around the temple. Spent times in the steps of the golden lotus pond.

Helpful?
Thank Thiru T

Travellers who viewed Sri Meenakshi Temple also viewed

 

Been to Sri Meenakshi Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sri Meenakshi Temple and other visitors
26 questions
Ask a question
Bridgend, Wales
over a year ago

See all questions (26)

Questions? Get answers from Sri Meenakshi Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?