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Places Near Madurai

If you are looking to make a foray out to some places nearby Madurai, try the ones we have listed below.

Vaigai Dam (70 km) is a popular picnic spot.

Kodaikanal is a lovely hill station is only 120 km. away. Its natural beauty is mostly intact and it isn’t plagued by hordes of rampaging tourists. Good for a peaceful getaway.

Periyar Tiger Reserve (155km) in Thekkadi (Kerala) is actually more famous for its wild elephants. The Asiatic elephant is smaller and otherwise different from its African counterpart but great to see in the wild anyway. There are several species of deer in Periyar and though tigers are difficult to spot, they do visit the 100yr. old reservoir at Thekkadi. The season is from October to June when one can see a wide variety of birds and animals. Kerala Tourism has a range of places to stay in Thekkadi.


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