Madurai Meenakshi Temple - Biggest temple in Tamil Nadu



Madurai, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu, is known for its world renowned Meenakshi Temple. This temple is famous for its intricate carvings and scriptures. The city of Madurai is situated at the bank of river Vaigai and boasts of a rich culture and heritage. More than 2,500 years old, it is one of the most ancient cities of India. Once the capital of Pandya kings, Madurai is considered to have been built by Pandyan King Kulasekara, in the 6th century BC.

It is situated at a distance of 427 km from Bangalore and is one of the must visit tourist destinations in South India. Often known as the Athens of the East, the city comprises of a number of temples and historical monuments. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit Madurai every year in search of spiritual peace. Apart from temples, tourists can also visit other such examples of Tamilian architecture in British and Islamic styles. There are also a number of mosques and cathedrals in the city, where people can receive divine sermons.

Madurai has something for everybody. The famous Float Festival is of great religious importance and attracts pilgrims from across the country. The adventurous lot of tourists can visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Megamalai tea estates, while the nature lovers can go to Kodaikanal, Suruli and Kumbakkarai Water Falls. Thus, Madurai presents a beautiful blend of art, culture, spirituality, technology and entertainment, thus making it a popular tourist destination.


Kodaikanal - The Favourite Honeymoon Destination in South India!!!

Kodaikanal is the most beautiful and popular hill station in Tamil Nadu. It is located in the famous Palani Hills in Western Ghats and is known as the Princess of hill stations. Kodaikanal is situated about 7,200 feet above the sea level. 

Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty and it has the attribute to leave any nature lover mesmerized by its charms.

400 years old Big Banyan Tree


Dodda Alada Mara or Big Banyan Tree is one of the nearest popular tourist destination and weekend destination near Bangalore. It is over 400 years old big Banyan tree covering around 3 acres of land. It has a well baricaded area with pavements, dustbins, seating arrangements, and security. It can be a good picnic spot, provided you bring food along with you and preferably a tent as there a lot of monkeys.
The tree itself is a awesome sight and please note that it is just one tree covering that entire area. Banyan trees become so big that many parts of the tree which are very far from the root do not receive enough water so that sprout off shoots as roots and let them reach the soil as another root to take water. This results in covering a huge area. This tree is said to be the largest tree in Karnataka and the second largest in India. Apart from the Big Banyan Tree, there is small temple dedicated to Lord Muneshwara (Lord Shiva). The Big Banyan Tree is maintained by Bank Of Maharashtra. Take a walk around the tree or sit some good amount of time in the shades of it. If you are keen on looker then go ahead and check the roots, take pictures in their various dimensions. 
How to Reach
After Kengeri take the right after Rajarajeshwari Dental College and Hospital. You will come across the railway crossing. Follow the raod which will lead to the place. Dodda Alada mara is 8 kms from the Rajrajeshwari Dental college on the Bangalore – Mysore Road and 3 km from Ramohalli village. BMTC bus no. 227 is also flown from K R Market. You can enjoy the greenery on the way and check the various flower nurseries and away from the maddenning rush of the city.