Top 3 Tourist Places In Madurai For Senior Citizens
Madurai, the third-largest city of Tamil Nadu, is steeped in rich culture and architectural heritage, drawing tourists from around the country. This article lists the top tourist places in Madurai for senior citizens. So, read on to know what to expect on a weekend getaway to Madurai with Enable Travel.
Quick Fact About Madurai: Often referred to as the ‘Athens of the East’, the title was bestowed on Madurai between the 3rd-10th century B.C., when the Greeks traded with Madurai’s Pandya Kingdom. This South Indian city is perfect for a leisure holiday, much like Enable Travel’s well-paced weekend getaway to Madurai for senior citizens.
Don’t Miss These Top 3 Tourist Places In Madurai
1. Meenakshi Amman Temple
One of the oldest and most significant temples in India, the Meenakshi Amman Temple boasts of intricate Dravidian architecture. This temple was nominated to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World, owing to its enthralling design and structure. Although thousands of devotees flock to this temple every day, it is always well maintained and has been named the ‘Best Swachh (clean) Iconic Place’ in India. Meenakshi Amman Temple, one of the most revered places to visit in Madurai, is also accessible for wheelchair users. The temple has a special entrance leading up to the sanctum for the disabled, senior citizens, wheelchair users and their helpers to offer Amman & Swami Darshan.
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2.Tirumalai Nayak Palace
Designed by an Italian architect and built in 1636 AD, the Tirumalai Nayak Palace is one of the most popular tourist places in Madurai. The building was once the king’s palace, although the original structure of the palace was four times bigger than it is today. The intricate carvings on the pillars and sleek structures offer an insight on the grandeur of ancient times, captivating the imagination of tourists. This tourist destination in Madurai puts everything on display, right from the furniture to the utensils used by the kings of yore. You will often see families with senior citizens strolling the halls, some even touring the palace on a wheelchair. The biggest draw here, however, is the fascinating sound and light show that starts as the sun begins to set. This daily extravaganza recreates the history of Madurai.
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3. Gandhi Memorial Museum
The Gandhi Memorial Museum was set-up in 1959 at the historic Tamukkam Palace of Rani Mangammal, a structure built in 1670 A.D. One of the five Gandhi Sanghralayas, this museum is divided into different sections, each with its own unique offering. The Picture Gallery is a visual biography of Gandhiji’s life, while The Hall of Relics puts on display the Mahatma’s personal belongings, including a replica of the blood-stained cloth he wore when he was assassinated. A special exhibition on the Indian Freedom Movement illustrates the struggle for independence, while the Khadi and Village Industries houses a replica of Gandhi’s hut. Apart from one of the largest libraries for Gandhian studies in South India, the building also has an open-air theater that seats up to 8,000 people and often hosts cultural programmes, weekly film shows and public meetings. The wide passages and open structure makes it one of the best tourist destinations in Madurai, especially for wheelchair-bound visitors. You can also choose to visit other attractions of Madurai, namely the Goripalayam Dargah, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and ISKON temple, located at a 3km radius from the museum.
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Best Time To Visit Madurai: The weather in Madurai is usually pleasant between September and January, making it the ideal time to visit this temple city.
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