Join us on a walk through the ancient city of Madurai, and chance upon her stories; of fickle kings and towering monuments; of whimsical Gods and extraordinary mortals; some set a millennia ago and some of a more recent vintage.
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"What beautiful stories. Do not miss."
Paganetti PMinusio, Switzerland
"This engaging tour around Meenakshi Temple took us off the beaten paths and usual touristic routes. A great insight into the fascinating city of Madurai…."
Jean DeBoysson, Bagneres-de-BigorreFrance
"What a refreshing change from the guides that you hear stating the obvious. Through tales, stories, legends Madurai reveals herself."
"This should be on everyone's to do list!! I cannot recommend this tour enough. If like us you hate conventional tour guides but long to know more about a place then this is for you. "
Chris and SophieFenny Compton, Uk
"Best Tour!! Once upon a Madurai is in the 'Top 3' of my 12 day trip. Swarna was a fantastic story teller, engaging and easy going. You will learn about the 'heart' of Madurai.”
Heather GSan Francisco, USA
Look beyond sightseeing tours. Come, experience India with us!
Madurai has a lively food scene and a recorded history that spans two millennia. Join us on the food trail and eat your way through some of that history. Every mouthful of its street food will get you an earful of stories – of its people, its culture and way of life.
At first, God created man in his image, and now, men create Gods in their mould. Join us on a visit a Potter’s village, and watch mud go from the mundane to the sublime. See how a whole village has hit pay dirt and listen to stories of creators – both mortal and immortal.
Join us on an exploratory journey through Indian cuisine. Walk into an Indian kitchen, and watch the magic play out. This is one trail where you would love getting your hands dirty. Create a drool worthy meal, sit back and relish every mouthful.