Best Day trips from Madurai

Best Day trips from Madurai

Best Day trips from Madurai

Tamil Nadu has Madurai as its second capital because of its deeply rooted culture and tradition! People visit the city to look at the two faces of the town, one covered with ancient age and another is blooming IT hub.

But not only this, the nearby cities of Madurai are as beautiful as it is. Here is some suggestion to headstart your journey of day trips from Madurai:

1. Coimbatore

Known to be the commercial hub in Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is a great option to spend your afternoon. The town houses a variety of touristic highlights like- KovaiKutralam Falls, Vaidehi Waterfalls and Thoonakkadavu Lake for scenic views; Gass Forest Museum for some natural history and G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition for science lessons; Marudamalai and Velliangiri hill temple for the religious visit; and Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary for nature enthusiasts. You can reach the city of Coimbatore via train, bus, taxi or car in 3h from Madurai.

2. Kodaikanal

The town of Palaiyar tribe, Kodaikanal is truly what it means ‘the gift of the forest'. The numerous sightseeing option of the place takes you along nature's beauty and rich culture. For a peaceful escape ride a boat at Kodaikanal lake or Berijam lake. Go for the magical exploration at Kukkal Caves, Devil's Kitchen, Bear Shola falls, and Fairy falls. Pray and adore the architecture at La Saleth Church, and Subhramanya Temple and also enjoy the walk and breathtaking views all along the tour. The route Madurai offers to reach Kodaikanal is via train, taxi or car and it takes around 2h 40m to reach the destination.

3. Thanjavur

Thanjavur is a pilgrim gateway for the visitors and makes a wonderful day trip from Madurai. The town is a cultural hub and houses splendid specimen of architecture in forms of temples. The best attractions of the place are- Brihadishwara Temple, The Thanjavur Royal Palace, the art gallery which portrays the entire town, and celebrations of Pongal festival! The direct route to explore this place from Dresden is hiring a taxi or renting a car for about 30 minutes.

4. Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli or Trichy is a destination which interests the people looking for religious dwellings. The town can keep you engaged all day round with its plethora of temples which are best at their architecture and are pious. The must visit temples are Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, the Rock Fort Temple, and Jambukeswarar Temple. Don't forget to pay a visit to the planetarium for a good science lesson! You can reach Tiruchirappalli either from a train, bus, or taxi, in just 2 hours.

5. Tirunelveli

Looking for the best day trips from Madurai? You cannot skip Tirunelveli just for the simple reason of its being a fabulous city. The town is beautifully colored with the paints of history and has many monuments as the souvenir of the past. The main highlights of the are- Sankaran Kovil, Kutrallam, Kattabomman Memorial Fort, Tiruchendur, Papanasam, Manappad, Thuthukudi, Mundanthurai, and Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuaries. The presence of the Tamirabharani River adds to the beauty of the town of Tirunelveli! Reach Tirunelveli via train, taxi, bus or drive in 2 hours 20 minutes.

6. Rameswaram

Looking for the way to heaven then arrange your next day trip to Rameswaram. The island is connected to the mainland with the scenic beach of Pamban. The main landmark of the island is the Rama temple and it is where, as said by locals, Lord Rama came after killing Ravana to seek forgiveness. Do visit the place to know the Indian mythology a little more deeply. Other reasons to visit Rameswaram are- Olaikoda, Dhanushkodi, scuba diving, and bird- watching. To reach Rameswaram you can go via bus, train or taxi and would reach in 3 hours.

7. Palani

Palani Murugan temple is the main reason behind including Palani as one of the best day trip destinations from Madurai. Either take the staircase or the ropeway to visit the temple and take the bird-view of Sivagiri Hill to add to your trip. Make sure you also visit the largest and oldest temple of the town-TiruAvinankudi Temple. Apart from spiritual sites the town has hiking trails for adventurous people. While in the town savor the taste of Panchamirtham sweet! Palai is 1 hour 40 minutes away from Madurai via taxi or train.

The place offers different day trips for tourists to experience and dive into the country's heritage. You can sit all day and adore the vastness of Madurai!

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