Places to be visited around Madurai



Place
Direction
Distance
Description and Bus route
Narasingam
North East
20 kms
A very less known place even in Madurai.  There  is  a Temple carved out of Stone dedicated to  Lord  Narasima  Near  Othakkadai. Town  bus- from [Route N0.75/66] Madurai periyar bus stand
Thirumohoor
North East
15 kms
Next  to  Narasingam  On  the  Madurai Thiruvathavoor  Road  is the small but beautiful vaishnavaite  temple.  It  has a  beautiful  Lotus Pond in the backdrop of lush  green  paddy  field. Town bus  from  [Route No. 66]  Madurai  periyar bus- stand. 
Thiruvathavoor
North East
35 kms
The  birth  place  of  one  of  the four great  saints   of   Shiva  'Manikavasagar'.   There  is a beautiful  temple  here  which  is  built   by  him. Town  bus  from  [Route No.66]  Madurai periyar bus stand.
Nagamalai
West
15 kms
Caves  where  the  early Jain  saints lived. Town bus from [Route No. 21,55,40] Madurai periyar bus stand.
Theppakulam
East
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Madurai's great tank is another marvel attributed to Thirumalai Nayaka. The square tank has steps, flanked by animal- and bird - shaped balustrades, leading down to the rippling waters. This is the venue of the annual Theppam festival, celebrating the marriage of Shiva and Meenakshi, when their images are taken in illuminated boats to the small pavilion in the centre of the tank.
Tombs of the Madurai Sultan
North
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The sultans of Madurai ruled the city after the invasion in 1310 by Malik Kafur, a general of Alauddin Khilji. They lie buried to the north of the city. The complex includes Alauddin's Mosque, with its flat - roofed prayer hall and tapering octagonal towers, and the tomb of a local Sufi saint, Bara Mastan Sada, built in the 16th century.
Pazhamudhircholai
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23kms
Situated on a small hillock about 2 kms from Alagarkovil, this is one of the six abodes of Subramanya.
Tiruvadavur
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25kms
The temple of Vedanadha is set amidst picturesque surroundings, but the village is more famous as the birth place of Kapilar, the sangam poet, and Manickavasagar, the great Pandyan Prime Minister who became a saint. A shrine dedicated to Manickavasagar is here.
Anglican Cathedral
West
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A fine example of Neo-Gothic architecture, this church was designed by Robert Fellowes Chisholm and consecrated in 1881.

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