Tours from Maduri
help the tourists to unveil the region surrounding this temple city. Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kodaikkanal and Vaigai Dam are some of the tourist sites located around Madurai that catches the attention of the travelers. In fact, these tourist attractions near Madurai help the tourists to know more about the city and its cultural heritage.
Some of the tourist sites that form an indelible part of the tours from Madurai are:
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary – Situated at a distance of 155 km from Madurai, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular sites in Tamil Nadu. It is known to be the natural habitat of the Indian elephant. Besides, one can come across a number of other wild animals, including gaurs (Bos gaurus), sambhars (Cervus unicolor) and elephants, in the sanctuary. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between the months of October to June.
These destinations witness an escalating footfall throughout the year. Tourists from the different parts of the world come to these sites to explore the majestic beauty of this city located on the banks of Vaigai River.
- Vaigai Dam – Vaigai Dam falls on the way to Thekkady, about 69 km from Madurai. It is one of the most beautiful picnic sites that is popular both among the tourists and locals. The dam offers a breath-taking view during the weekends, when the dam is illuminated with colorful lights.
- Kodaikanal - Pali Hills of Kodaikanal is situated about 120 km from Madurai. Situated in the Western Ghats at an elevation of 2,130 meters, Kodaikonal is one of the best spots for picnic. This hill station of Tamil Nadu is known for its picturesque waterfalls, magnificent lake and wooded hills.
Last Updated on 9/15/2011