Did you ever came across a term- “Hodophile”? This means a lover of roads or says one who loves to travel. Within the first year of our marriage, my parents and Mausi and Mausa Ji visited us with a plan to visit Rameshwaram.
Benefits of Road Trip:
I am going to discuss the benefits of road trip Firstly it will give you a chance to listen to background stories.
Secondly, This will help you in self-reflection as to how far we have come and figure out the true potential within us.\
Thirdly, It helps you to rebuild the castle of memories, an opportunity to sleep in your mother’s lap, listen to the wisdom of your father again, learn new recipes from an aunt and new savior techniques from Coal mine Uncle.
Fourthly, it gives an opportunity to Experience a greater sense of Gratitude toward fellow traveling members and even nature.
Fifthly Re-energize, Recharge and Refresh: Taking a trip away gives our minds and our bodies a chance to let go of everyday stress.
It’s about saying ‘yes’ to doing things that we enjoy, slowing down and taking care of ourselves.
As we were tired of the night-long journey.
Therefore on arrival, we planned to take a nice breakfast early in the morning which was served nicely on Banana leaf and trust me we were the utmost satisfies. It was SARVANA HOTEL somewhere in a way to Madurai. After some rest, we headed toward
What are the must-visit historical places in Madurai?
Probably the Meenakshi Madurai Temple is a place worth seeing by every art lover. The architectural masterpiece is the finest example of a Dravidian style of architecture. Dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswara, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva, this temple is located in the heart of Madurai city.
According to historical findings, the creation of this temple can be traced back to early A.D.
Madurai Meenakshi temple is built over an area of a vast area, with five different entrances. This temple has fourteen majestic towers.
There are five numbers of five-tier gopurams. Along with these, there are two three-tier gopurams and two golden gopurams. All the gopurams display fine sculpting with intricate carvings on them, adding on to the grandeur of the Meenakshi temple.
The majestic thousand pillar hall of the temple
Opening timings of Madurai Meenakshi temple is from 5 AM to 12.30 PM. It again opens for darshan at 4 PM to 9.30 PM.
Most noteworthy is Thirumalai Nayak Palace:
Thirumalai Nayak Palace was built in 1635, by the King Thirumalai Nayak who had the vision of creating a masterpiece for a royal stay. It was designed as a residence for the king by an Italian architect.
The architecture of Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Madurai
Swarga Vilasam and Ranga Vilasam are two major sections in which Thirumalai Nayak Palace can be divided. These two sections comprise of a royal residence, quarters of workers, auditorium, religious places, ponds and gardens, queen’s harem, etc.
Seems like Sculpture on the roof of the palace are worth noticing.
Thirumalai palace is known for its majestic pillars, with a height of about 82 feet and a width of almost 19 feet. Dreams in colors, for hues, are vibrant.
Best time to explore: Best time to explore this Sangam literature mentioned the city is November to February
A specialty of Madurai: Temple printed Silk Saree and business hub of Southern India.
Delicacy of Madurai: Temple area food.
How many Gods does Meenakshi Gopuram depict? Share your views.
Stay curious on your walks !