Madurai trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Athens of the East
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture. The colorful design of the Hindu temples has become emblematic of the city as a whole, with its wealth of religious sites high on the list of things to visit while sightseeing in Madurai. The capital of the Pandyam Kingdom for centuries, a number of museums around the city help introduce the stately importance of the city throughout the years, and put its current status as a key place of Hindu pilgrimage in context. When using our India journey planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Madurai
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Madurai tours
Explore Palani Murugan Temple From Coimbatore BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $170
Duration: 7 hours
Heritage Walking Tour of Madurai with Private Transfer BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $124
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Madurai One Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $48
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
See all ›
See all ›
Side trips from Madurai
Hidden gems in Madurai
Shopping in Madurai
Kid-friendly things to do in Madurai
Duration: 2 hours
Places to visit with Madurai
Recently planned trips to Madurai
9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Madurai & Coimbatore BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Chennai & Madurai BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in India & Dubai BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Madurai BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium