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Madurai District

Madurai District

About Madurai District and Its History

  • Madurai city is the headquarters of Madurai district in Tamilnadu. This city is located on the bank of river Vaigai.
  • Madurai is proud to have developed Tamil Language through Sangam. Madurai is well known for its cultural heritage and 3000 years old city. Madurai was the capital city of the great emperor Pandyas.
  • Once Madurai was a forest called "Kadambavanam". Madurai was ruled by various emperors like Pandyas, Cholas, Madurai Sultanate, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Chanda Sahib, Carnatic kingdom, and British.
  • "Meenakshi Sundareswarar" Temple is a famous historical temple in Madurai. Many celebrities and famous personalities are belong to this district.
  • Madurai district is home to famous temples, waterfalls and mountains, making it a great tourist destination. Madurai is famous for "Madurai Malli", Jalli Kattu, Kothu Parotta, and "Jil Jil Jigarthanda".

Madurai District Complete Details

Madurai District Information
Total Area 3,710 sq.kms
Total Population 30,38,252
Male Population 15,26,475
Female Population 15,11,777
Population Density 819/sq.km.
Average Annual Rainfall 840 mm
Climate Condition 33*c Maximum and 21*c Minimum
STD Code 0452
Pin Codes 625***
Nearest Airport Madurai Airport, Airport Road, Madurai
Bus Stand Mattuthavani Bus Stand, Madurai
Railway Station Madurai Junction railway station, Madurai
Madurai District Court Phone Number, Email id 0452 2527355, 2537515, madurai.ecour@gmail.com
Collector Office Phone Number, Email id 0452 2531110, 9444171000, collrmdu@nic.in
District Health Officer Dial Number 9498749006
District Chief Education Office Telephone Number, Email id 0452 2530651, ceomdu@nic.in
District Employment Office Number 0452 2566359
District Revenue Officer Phone Number, Email id 0452 2532106, dromdu@nic.in
District Registrar Office Phone Number, Email id 0452 2422517, digmadurai@tnreginet.net
District Taluk List 11 Taluks - Madurai (Madurai North, Madurai West, Vadipatti)
Melur (Melur, Madurai East, Madurai South)
Usilampatti (Usilampatti, Peraiyur)
Thirumangalam (Thirumangalam, Thirupparankundram, Kallikudi)
Head Post Office Phone Number 0452 2343930
Madurai Emergency Helpline Numbers Click Here Madurai Emergency Numbers

Madurai Famous Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest

Meenakshi Amman Temple
Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundaraswarar Temple, which stands at the peak of Madurai city, was built by King Kulasekhara Pandya. The beautiful Raja Gopuram and Potramarai Kulam are the highlights of this temple. The temple is located near the Madurai city bus stand.

Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace
Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal is situated a little away from Madurai Meenakshi temple. This temple has a very fine architecture, built around 370 years ago. Visitors are allowed from 9am to 5pm. Here the history of Thirumalai Nayakkar is shown in A/V daily.

Gandhi Museum
The Rani Mangammal Palace was renovated and a memorial to Gandhi was erected there. In another part of the premises, the Government Museum was established in 1981. Various art objects, sculptures, documents etc. are protected in this museum. Visitors time from 10 am to 6 pm, Friday Holiday.

Rajaji Park
Rajaji Park is located near Madurai Corporation Office. The park is beautifully designed with features that both children and adults can enjoy. You can enter from 10 am to 8 pm.

Vandiyur Mariamman Temple
Vandiyur Mariamman Temple is about 6 km from Madurai City Bus Stand. This is one of the famous temples in Madurai. The biggest Theppakulam is here in this temple. Special festivals are held here in Aadi and Avani months.

Madurai Ayyanar Kochadai Temple
We can Reach Kochadai Ayyanar Temple from Periyar Suburban Bus Stand. A large number of devotees from Madurai and surrounding areas come and go here daily.

Subramaniya Swamy Temple Thiruparankundram
It is considered to be the first of Murugan's famous six temples. The temple, which has very beautiful sculptures, is about 10 kilometers from Madurai.

Arulmigu Kallalagar Temple, Azhagar Kovil
The Kallazhagar temple is situated on the Alaghar Hill, about 21 kilometers from Madurai. The main god here also has the name Sundararaja Perumal. This temple is ancient and is located in a beautiful hilly environment. It is considered similar to Tirupati Balaji Temple. Kallaghagar descends on Vaigai river is a famous festival celebrated every year in Madurai.

Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple
Palamudhir Solai, a temple of Lord Murugan situated on Alaghar Hill, is one of the most special of the Arupadai Veedugal. It is noteworthy that the Vaishnava temple and Shiva temple are located at the same place. This place also has the other name, Tirumaliruncholai.

Shri Koodal Azhagar Temple
In ancient literature and Puranas, Madurai is mentioned as Kudal Nagar and Naan mada koodal. Based on that, this famous Vaishnava site got its name as Koodal Azhagar Temple. Praised by Periyalvar songs, this place is ancient and beautiful, built during the Pandya period. The main god here appears in three stages.

Kalayarkoil Sivan Temple
Kalaiyar Temple is located 60 kilometers from Madurai. The most ancient and famous shiva temple was built during the Pandya period. The Rajagopuram of this temple, full of beautiful sculptures, has been erected with great beauty.

Thiruvathavur Temple, about 28 kilometers from Madurai, is one of the famous temples in the district. Here the Moolavar Thirumarainathar is displayed with aaravalli. This place is near from Madurai Otthakadai. This town has the honor of being the birth place of Maanikkavaasagar.

Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal Temple
Thirumohoor is a short distance away from Otthakadai. A famous Perumal temple is located in Thirumohoor. Moolavar Sudarshan is seen with Shenbagavalli Thayar. This temple is about 21 kilometers from Madurai.

Kutladampatti Water Falls Vadipatti
Kutladampatti Water Falls is one of the tourist centers in the district, situated in the Sirumalai region, about 38 kilometers from Madurai, on the way to Kodaikanal. Visitors can enjoy bathing in this stream located in a very beautiful forest environment. The park near this waterfalls is also very beautiful. There is a very ancient Amman temple near the waterfall.

Athisayam Theme Park
The Athisayam Amusement Park is located about 16 kilometers from Madurai. It is full of artificial waterfalls and various recreational facilities. Athisayam is a beautiful place to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Entry Fee, Adult: Rs.200, Kids: Rs.150. This fee is charged along with the various games in the park.

Other Tourist Places in Madurai District

  • Govt. Museum
  • Kazimar Periya Pallivasal
  • Madurai Malli
  • Arokia Annai Shrine
  • Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Jil Jil Jigarthanda
  • "Thiyagaseelar Kakkan" Born Place (Melur Near Madurai)
  • Ramakrishna Math
  • "Thiyagi" Vishwanathadas Memorial House
  • St.Mary's Cathedral Church
  • Aanamalai

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