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Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, Madurai

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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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  • Situated at the outskirts of Madurai city and nestled at the foothills of a serene mountain in Alagarkoil village, the Kallazhgar Temple is a beautiful structure built in Dravidian style. This temple ...  more »
  • Alagar Kovil is a very impressive temple, with its many deities and overall architecture. The unique Sudarshana deity can be found here, and within the complex you would also find the legendary Pathin...  more »
  • this was a great temple, lot of help and chat. we were allolwed a private look in one of the oldest parts too :)