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Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, Madurai

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Perched on top of a hillock, Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine represents one of the most beautiful religious sites in the area. At 0.8 ha (2 ac), the religious complex, dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, attracts large numbers worshippers and tourists every year. See the temple's Dravidian style and the architecture that dates back to the third and fourth centuries, and pay attention to the entrance and its mesmerizing carvings of gods and goddesses. You can join a guided tour, where you'll learn about the interesting legends associated with the complex. The temple holds six daily rituals and many festivals during the year, open for tourists. With our custom trip planner, Madurai attractions like Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Its 23km from madurai main.buses avaiable from periyar busstand .19rs bus fare from periyar bus stand .its god vishnu temple its very good place to visit.  more »
  • The temple is located at the foot of hills and is typical dravidian architecture. The main idol is beautiful and is like the Ranganatha of Srirangam on a snake bed. Also there are multiple shrines - t...  more »
  • Excellent stay and very cordial and well mannered front desk and staff. Food is very homely and tasty and authentic South Indian food is served.Overall a very pleasant experience.  more »