Walking tour Madurai | Meenakshi Temple | Pudhu Mandapam | Storytrails
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Once upon a Madurai

Join us on a walk through the ancient city of Madurai, and chance upon her stories; of fickle kings and towering monuments; of whimsical Gods and extraordinary mortals; some set a millennia ago and some of a more recent vintage.

  • Reporting Venue

    Outside the North Tower entrance of the Meenakshi Temple.

    Map

  • Time

    7:00 am-10:00 am or 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

  • Conveyance

    Walk

Madurai, a flourishing market town since at least the 2nd century BC, the centre of power for many dynasties and a seat of divinity from time immemorial.

In a city that has been so much to so many, is it any wonder that you stumble upon stories wherever you go?Why would a street in Madurai be named after a man who had a piece of its history razed to the ground? How could a bad case of the sniffles have shaped a city’s history or a teeny little toad halted the grandiose plans of a mighty king?
Join Storytrails on a short walk through this ancient city and chance upon her stories; stories that span the length of time – some set a millennia ago and some of a more recent vintage; stories that zigzag the obscure lines separating history and myth; stories of people who made Madurai, and of those who were her undoing; stories of fickle kings and towering monuments, of whimsical Gods and extraordinary mortals; stories that take you behind the scenes for a glimpse into the city’s heart.

test Testimonials

We were guided through sights we would never have seen. Our guide was so knowledgeable and told wonderful stories.

John Brotherton

Great Storytelling! Really informative.

Ganesha Sivakumaran

Attending the trail for the second time and still interesting!!

Susan Jayaraj

Excellent presentation in story! Lived in Madurai for 26 years but never knew the stories that have made Madurai what it is today.

Ajay Jayaraj

I learnt a lot about Madurai – the city I grew up in!

Sachu Ranarao

Nice concept. Excellent storytelling. Enjoyed the new perspective.

Deepti Dawson

I wish every city had a Storytrails. This was a wonderful experience.

Tammy Runnels

Learned so much about the life and culture of Indian people. Every traveler should experience a story trail.

Silkee Thieme

“Animated, engaging. Enjoyed it a lot.”

Sudhakar Solomraj

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