Known as the Temple City and one of India’s most sacred pilgrimage centers, Madurai was laid out in accordance with an ancient temple custom whereby the Great Temple dedicated to the Goddess Meenakshi was placed at its center. Considered to be the finest of its kind in Tamil Nadu, this great temple’s towering gopurams are covered in a riot of gaily painted, dancing and cavorting Gods and Goddesses. If you can, endeavour to visit these temples in both the morning and evening to experience the pujas, processions, music and singing in its numerous pillared halls. No two visits are the same and it is always a fascinating experience. We also offer walking tours in Madurai, telling stories about it’s people and the food and more, a lovely insight into life in this temple town.