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Excursions Around Madurai
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Apart from visiting the city to witness the sheer splendor of the temples' architecture of the city, you can well plan extensive excursions around the city. There are a host of places of interest to make your tour to Madurai all the more fulfilling. Here are some of the most sought after tourist jaunts in the region:
Among the best and most visited hill stations in India is quite near to Madurai. Just 121-km from Madurai, Kodai is located 2,130 m above the sea level in the Western Ghats. The lofty mountains with greenery all around will transport you to a world of your dreams amidst nature's bounty.
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
As some of the most tourists flocked wildlife sanctuaries in the south, Periyar sanctuary is also called the Tekkadi wildlife sanctuary. Here the lofty ranges of Western Ghats are wrapped in dense evergreen, moist deciduous forests and Savannah grassland. Spreading across 777 Sqkm, the sanctuary is a Tiger reserve. You can enjoy the majestic elephant ride through its dense greenery. The splendid artificial lake formed by Mullaperiyar dam across the Periyar River adds charm to the park.
Nesled among the greenery of the tea estates on the slopes of the Western Ghats is Megamalai, an idyllic place to inspire the poet in you. Plan your stay here to unwind among the verdant surroundings and beautiful wild in the proximity. All the nature's splurge, just 130-km from Madurai.
An excellent health resort about 167-km on the Western Ghats, this place is also known as the 'Spa of the South'. Located just 160-km from Madurai, Courtallam has nine superb waterfalls, which attracts a large number of visitors. You can also go for a boathouse maintained by TTDC and enjoy the rocking cradle of the rivers in the region.
You can continue your spiritual journey with a visit to Palani, a temple dedicated to Lord Subramanyam, about 118 Kms away from Madurai. The temple is perched atop a hill and attracts a host of devotees.
Kumbakkarai Water Falls
Serving as the base camp for the trekkers venturing in the hills of Kodai., the waterfall serves an excellent picnic spot. Nestled amidst the nature's bounty, the waterfall is 105 kms away from Madurai.
Be a witness to the cascading waters of Suruli falls, just 123 kms from Madurai is an ideal spot for picnic.