Madurai is home to two of the most unique museums in the country. Gandhi Museum is set up in the palace of the Rani of Mangammal. This museum is simple yet heart warming. Arranged pictorially are moments captured from the Indian freedom struggle. Each picture is so beautifully taken, it tells its own story. As you walk by the display you will also notice exhibits of South Indian handicrafts symbolizing a very important chapter in our struggle for independence.
The second museum lies within the Gandhi Museum itself. Established during the 5th Tamil World Conference, the Government Museum displays unconventional yet lovely pieces of art carved from bronze, stone and even thread. The Government Museum is also home to the most adorable paintings. Once you finish touring the museum do walk into the children’s park to simply relive those sweet childhood memories.