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. Put Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine into our Madurai online road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Madurai.
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  • October 4, 2017
    The most enjoyable place.alagar festival is most celebrative 18 padikarupan temple is most attractive and spiritual.all Madurai people are so good and brave.theerthavari the water source at the top of...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    Located at the down-hills of the ranges named after the Lord (Azhagar), this temple is one of the oldest and famously associated with Meenakshi Kalyanam (wedding of Lord Meenakshi). One of the must vi...  more »
  • August 30, 2017
    Made mostly of stone, this is an exquisite Vishnu temple located in Madurai. This temple has several statues of Lord Vishnu in different postures carved out of Stone. The temple architecture is also g...  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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