How to reach Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple from Chennai city

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple is a famous temple in South India. In this article, I am the temple, the various modes of transport from Chennai to reach Madurai, availability of Hotels or restaurants to stay and other places to visit near the temple.

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the famous temples in South India - Tamil Nadu. Here we will see the different modes of transport to reach the Temple from Chennai City.

To reach Madurai by Flight

You can book a flight ticket online and you may get the cheaper price if you book it well in advance. Hence make a plan before 2 to 3 months to get a good offer price. The travel time will be approximately 90 minutes from the Chennai - Meenambakkam airport. After reaching Madurai Airport, you can reach Meenakshi Amman Temple by booking a taxi available near Madurai Airport. It may take another 90 minutes to reach Meenakshi amman temple from the airport.

To reach Madurai by Train

Those who wish to travel by train can book your ticket at least two months before the travel date to avoid the waiting list. In Chennai city, the train starts from Egmore railway station and it will take 8 hours journey to reach Madurai Junction Railway station. It is better to keep food and water items along with you. In your travel plan, make proper arrangements, including a power bank and a Mobile charger. After reaching Madurai Junction Railway station, it is just 1.70 kilometers to reach Meenakshi Amman Temple. You can take an Autorickshaw or taxi to reach the temple within 10 minutes.

To reach Madurai by Bus

From Chennai, people can travel either by State Government bus or Private bus to reach Madurai. Those who want to travel by bus can catch the bus at Chennai CMBT bus terminus at Koyambedu. The traveling time will be 7 to 8 hours journey and you have to get down at Mattuthavani Bus stand at Madurai. From the bus stand, it will take around 20 minutes to reach Meenakshi Amman temple by either share-auto or bus or taxi.

Hotel Accommodation in Madurai

During summer holidays, it is difficult to get good hotels to stay. Otherwise, you will get good hotels/restaurants. You can book hotels for stay through online mode also to avoid last minute rush. Some of the hotels near to Meenakshi amman temple are the Royal Court, Madurai Hotel, Hotel Sabarees Residency, BG Residency.

The Madurai Meenakshi temple will be open from 5.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. every day. The annual ten days Meenakshi Thirukalyanam festival will be celebrated during the month of April and May every year. In Madurai, apart from Meenakshi Amman temple, you can visit other places near to Meenakshi amman Temple are Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, koodal Azhagar Temple, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam.


Have a breakfast before reaching the temple, since there may be crowds at the temple and also you can plan your trip to visit other places too, like Koodal Azhagar Temple and Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. Hence plan your travel well in advance to avoid non-availability of tickets, Hotels/restaurants and to make your journey as a peaceful one.

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