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"There is no doubt its one of the temple which is worth a visit even though you are not spiritually inclined, because of the magnificent display of architecture. My suggestion would be to buy a book outside the temple about the history and the architecture and then make a venture inside. This would p..."rovide you much understanding of what you see and the purpose of the structures.
Thus I would not go back to the history and inform a few points which might be useful for visitors. Madurai is a very hot place and it would be prudent to visit the temple in the evening, just before the light fades. This would provide you a good view of the 4 gates , which is wonderful. You should ideally enter the temple from the east side, however there is a gate on the north side as well.
The entry tickets are 100/50 /25 INR. For foreigners its Rs 50/-. You can carry your camera with an extra charge of Rs 20/. Ideally you would be suggested to purchase a Rs 100/- ticket as this would get you a fast t...
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"Great little museum in a wonderful old palace building. As with many museums they coud do with tidying up the exhibits a little but generally well laid out and interesting
Most of the history it tells is of he fight for freedom fom the British which took over 100 years to achieve following the rebe..."llions in mid 1800's - focus on Ghandi's leadership to the movement in the 30 years before his assassination.
The official website gives no info on its closing day ( which we found to be a Friday) although different web sites seem to mention different days. Also closes over lunchtime - back open at 14:00 hrs.
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"Take a bow ...in a general direction, for that great entity who built this marvelous temple! If you have an eye for all those finer details, you are in a heavenly abode..literally :) The arches, the thousand pillars, the idols and their composition, and of course the Sanctum Sanctorum are all bound ..."to keep you busy all day!!
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