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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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  • The temple is good visited the temple on 11th when we were on the way to Rameshwaran. The temple has monkeys also. Who like to check the bag for food.  more »
  • Anyone coming to Madurai city should not miss this vishnu temple ( one of the 108 divya desams). The temple has lot of scope for walking. Should not miss worshipping the karuppasamy guardian deity.  more »
  • This temple is open till 1 pm in the afternoon. We went here around 12 pm on a Saturday. Owing to saturday, this temple was very much crowded. We got special dharshan tickets and it took 1 hour to com...  more »

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Nestled in the central district close to the main religious sites lie a number of budget and mid-range accommodations. Located on the tangle of streets of this central area, the hotels and hostels have little space to work with, but offer rooms right in the heart of the city. If you're looking for something with a little more room to move and a more relaxing atmosphere, have a look at what's on offer in the more suburban areas to the west, and north across the river. Luxury hotels and resorts mimic the city's past regality, with infinity pools galore, fine-dining restaurants, and well-appointed rooms.
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