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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  • This is a very famous place near Madurai. It is around 24 KMs from Railway station. The drive to this place will be very beautiful as it passes through only villages. The place is nice and quite. Walk...  more »
  • Lord Vishnu is in the alagar koil is called Kallaalagar and the festival is very famous in Madurai. The festival is celebrated in April/May of every year,  more »
  • Like many Subramania temples, this one is located outside Madurai on top of a hill. Its a place of worship very popular with the local people. It is not really a place for tourist... unless you are a ...  more »
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