Madurai – Palani – Madurai
A one day tour planning to visit Madurai and Palani can help you explore the ancient tradition and the age old culture prevailing in the two cities.
Madurai, the most renowned city in southern part of Tamil Nadu is acclaimed as the city with the longest surviving civilization and cultural practices. Madurai is also called as the “sleepless city” as the city is vibrantly live round the clock with its bustling markets and other shopping areas.
Madurai is most popular for the grandest Meenakshi Amman Temple with Lord Shiva in the name of Sundareswarar and His consort Meenakshi Amman, blessing His devotees. It will be surprising to know that the entire city of Madurai is around the temple with the sanctum of Goddess Meenakshi as the epicenter.
Start early in the morning from Madurai. you can reach Palani after a five hours drive. Palani is one of the six abodes of Lord Muruga and the temple is atop the hill. You need to climb 670 steps to reach the temple. The specialty of the temple is that Lord Muruga is in the form of an ascetic boy with no ornaments except for a loincloth.
The temple witnesses thousands of devotees every day and during the festival days, the count crosses even lakhs. People surrender to Him for all their problems and there is a strong belief that He will bestow the devotees with His benevolence.
After visiting the temple, drive back to Madurai and reach your hotel for overnight stay.