The journey by train from Puri to Madurai is scheduled to take between 30 hours 05 minutes and 31 hours 05 minutes depending upon which train you take. The distance travelled via the shortest route is 1,704 km.
Train Times from Puri to Madurai
There are 2 train services from Puri to two different railway stations in Madurai.
- There is 1 train service from Puri Khurda Road Junction Railway Station (KUR) to Madurai Manamadurai Junction Railway Station (MNM).
|Train||Puri (KUR)||Madurai (MNM)||Operating Days|
|08496||12:30||19:35 + 1 day||F|
- There is 1 train service from Puri Khurda Road Junction Junction Railway Station (KUR) to Madurai Junction Railway Station (MNM).
|Train||Puri (KUR)||Madurai (MDU)||Operating Days|
|02665||23:05||05:10 + 1 day||M|
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Location of Puri Khurda Road Junction Railway Station
Khurda Road Junction Railway Station is 50.8 km by road from Puri.
Location of Madurai Manamadurai Junction Railway Station
Manamadurai Junction Railway Station is 50.1 km by road from Madurai.
Location of Madurai Junction Railway Station
Madurai Junction Railway Station is 1.7 km km by road from Meenakshi Amman Temple.
About Travel to Madurai
In terms of its population, estimated at around 1.5 million permanent residents, Madurai is the third largest city in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, after Chennai and Coimbatore. Whilst not the biggest city in the state, it is generally considered to be the cultural capital. The recorded history of Madurai goes back to 300 BC with the city being referred to in the writings of a Greek Ambassador to India.
Madurai is dominated by the Meenakshi Temple, around which most of the streets in the city centre have been built around in concentric circles. The Meenakshi Temple covers an area of 56,000 square metres and features 14 highly ornate gopuram towers, each of which which is 40 to 50 metres high. The Meenakshi Temple, which was built in its current form in the middle of the 17th Century, is the city’s major tourist attraction and most important place of worship.
Other tourist attractions in Madurai include:
- Kodaikanal: 19th Century hill station. Noted for the beautiful forests, waterfalls, and lakes of the Palani Hills.
- Suruli Waterfalls: 46 metre tall waterfall whose waters are believed to have curative properties.
- Azhagar Kovil: Important Hindu temple located in the Alagar Hills.
- Thirumalai Nayak Palace: City centre palace constructed in the 17th Century by King Tirumala Nayaka. The palace blends Italian and Rajput architectural styles.
- Thirupparankundram: Important Islamic shrine located on a hill top dating back to the 13th Century.