Kodaikanal - Madurai

The tourists of Kodaikanal may route their way from Kodaikanal - Madurai which makes one of the exciting detours or excursions from Kodaikanal.

The former capital of the chivalrous Chola Dynasty and the Pandhyas, the city of Madurai is well known for its architectural brilliance.

The tourists may travel a short distance of 120 kilometers from Kodaikanal to Madurai to visit the popular Meenakshi Temple and the Tirumalai Temple.

The city of Madurai is reputed as the second largest city of the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also popular as one of the oldest cities of the country that witnessed the reign of various gallant dynasties.

The town is also referred to as the 'Athens of the East' for the grand architectural structures that dot the city of Madurai. Civilization in the region is said to have existed in the pre-Christian era as well dating back to the period known as he Sangam era.

The tourists visiting the city of Madurai can enjoy the old world charm that the city retains. While on a tour of Madurai from Kodaikanal, the tourists may visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple that is an exponent of the Dravidian style of architecture.

The Koodal Azhaar Temple is one of the ancient temples of the city that is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vishnu. The Thirumalai Nayak Mahal was built in the the year 1523. The construction of the temple was patronized by the kings of the Nayak Dynasty.

Kodaikanal - Madurai makes an excellent retreat for the tourists who desire to take a trip down the pages of history.

Last Updated on : 05 May 2011