Things to do in Chennai and Tamil Nadu
- 114 reviews
Madurai is famous for it’s markets and temples. The most prominent is Meenakshi Amman temple; it’s 14 towering Gopuram entrances striking the skyline over this ancient temple town. Featuring approximately 33,000 sculptures, there’s plenty to see. Witness timeless ceremonies of worship and get access to the kitchens, where volunteers cook for the thousands of pilgrims daily. Around the temple, explore ...Popular withLocalSpiritualHistory
- 33 reviews
Welcome to an ‘experimental universal Peace Town’ founded by the Shri Aurobindo movement. Upto 50,000 people live here from across the globe. Auroville welcomes those who want to live in peace in the township, in return for some form of work within the grounds. It’s a project of humanity with a focus on the cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs ...Popular withSpiritualAdventureLocal
- 82 reviews
A nice escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Madurai, this temple is much smaller than the Meenakshi Temple but worth the trip. You can also hike up the road (or catch a ride) to a second smaller temple and the sacred bathing springs at the top. There are often peacocks and monkeys wandering around the grounds, and giant ...
- 161 review
A little struggling beach bar, that used to be the place to have a cold beer, right on the beach. The police have cracked down on them though, so they are just serving fruit juice for now. They do say you can bring your own booze though, so there is that....and of course Ben's quirky little kama sutra paintings all ...Popular withAdventure
- 181 review
Run by an adorably friendly family, Shoppers Shop in downtown Madurai (near the train station) is one of the few spots in town where you can buy a variety of imported products. As much as I love Tamil food, I just couldn't get used to savory sambar for breakfast, and Shoppers Shop came to the rescue with granola from Virginia, ...