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Take a walk around this magnificent ancient temple town and come close quarters with its essence. Get a feel of Madurai’s glorious past, trade history, famous textile industry that weaves a colourful portrait alongside its popular temple town heritage. This guided experience is presented in 3 - 4 hours and is rated as one of the must-dos on your visit here.
You’ll report at the East entrance of the Meenakshi Temple (near Hajeemoosa Textiles) around 9am. Get a glimpse of life in a temple town by walking through the narrow alleys around the temple. The track will lead you next to the palace ruins of Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal. Though now only a quarter of its original size, you’ll be impressed by its structure.
Take strides next towards the city’s famous textile hub. Well known for its readymade garments, fabrics, and sarees, you can pick up your souvenirs here. Along the way, converse with tailors and artists who produce some beautiful handicrafts. Witness the century old still thriving brass industry in action. Also get a whiff of the aromatic local spice market, flower, and banana markets, which are integral to the temple town’s source of daily life. You’ll get dropped back around 1pm.
Duration: Around 3 - 4 hours
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