Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, Madurai

4.5
Must see · 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. 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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  • The architectures and sculpture here are very impressive. Beautiful temple. Very historic. Legends abound.  more »
  • the only other temple we visited while in Madurai. situated a bit outside city ina nice quaint area. surrounded by Monkeys .. Good place to visit  more »
  • This is a very special and popular temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu a short drive outside Madurai. Beautiful architecture. It partially destroyed in 1757 by the invading forces of Haidar Ali of...  more »

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