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Vanakkam Madurai – Vanakkam means welcome in Tamil language

The ancient South Indian city of Madurai is a place of great historical importance. Madurai is said to be the oldest city in South India, that stands on the banks of the river Vaigai. Madurai’s fame rests solely on the famous Meenakshi Amman temple dedicated to goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar.

Madurai being home to the Goddess Meenakshi, local Madurai women have created a walk to showcase the hidden charm of Madurai to travellers visiting their city. The walk enables you, the visitor, to hear about local life from a woman's perspective and understand women's roles in the family and community at large. The Vanakkam Madurai team invites you to explore Madurai on foot to see the real life of people. You can meet street side vendors to see how they do business in a day, visit the flower market and fruit market that are flanked by bananas and check out what their market challenges are. Visit the petty salon on the road side and meet the local hairstylist.

Madurai Special walking tour

Milking cows

Early in the morning, you will find people milking cows by hand in the streets you walk through which is definitely an interesting thing to watch.

Small Market

You can see a lot of small shops in the streets. You can see how interesting it is to be there and observe things around you.

Tea Shop

A small petty tea shop proves Madurai as a sleepless city. Get to know interesting facts while you sip your tea.


Beautifully decorated and professionally tied garlands are being used for both happy occasions and funeral ceremonies. You will be amazed to see their ...

Things to do in Madurai

Meenakshi Amman Temple

The shrine of Meenakshi at Madurai, popularly known as the Meenakshi Amman Temple, was built during the reign of Chadayavarman Sundara Pandyan in the 12th century.

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Tirumalai nayakkar mahal

One of the wonders of south is the palace which was built by Thirumalai Nayak in the year 1636. While no record exist, the King was said to have utilized the services of an Italian architect to design the Mahal.

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Gandhi memorial Museum

The building that houses the Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai is the historic Tamukkam grounds that belongs to Rani Mangammal of Nayak Dynasty built about 1670 A.D.

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Mariamman Teppakulam

Mariamman Teppakulam (Tank) with temple was built by Thirumalai Nayak in the mid 17th century. Here the famous float festival is held every year in January. Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam...

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