Madurai, engrained in history with multiple dynasties ruling the city is known for its vibrant temples. Meenakshi Amman Temple and Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal are some of the iconic landmarks of the city. Here is Collabo’s curated list of the best events in the city for this weekend!
1. Kodaikanal Trek
Situated from a distance of about 100km from Madurai, Kodaikanal is an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. Trekking in Kodaikanal is truly a trekker’s delight as the city is blessed by several exquisite locales that offer trekking opportunities to both – beginners and professionals. Kodaikanal is known as the Princess of Hill Stations, the city’s name in Tamil means ‘Gift of the Forest’
2. Madurai Local Sight Seeing Tour
Madurai is an energetic, ancient city on the Vaigai River in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with its skyline being dominated by 14 colourful Gopurams. One of the oldest and continuously inhabited cities in the world. Madurai’s history goes back to 3rd century. Dominated by several great rulers, experience the culture of Madurai with this private tour of its ancient temples. The tour covers all the famous destinations in Madurai.
3. Vaigai Dam
At a distance of about 70km from Madurai, The Vaigai Dam is built across the Vaigai River near Andipatti, in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu, southern India. Travellers on their way to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary often visit this massive and wondrous dam.Little Brindavan, a beautiful garden is situated on one side of the dam. The soft and warm sunrises by the reservoir are worth experiencing.
4. Visit Gandhi Memorial Museum
The building that houses the Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai is the historic Tamukkam Palace belonging to Rani Mangammal of Nayak Dynasty built about 1670 A.D.
5. Take a family trip to Athisayam
Athisayam, the ultimate in family fun, is a Water Amusement Park located in Madurai, The Waterpark has sports rides for everyone from the thrill seeker in you to the more relaxed family attractions. Athisayam is just 20 minutes drive from Madurai .