The religious town of Madurai is situated on the banks of Vaigai River. It is also called the temple town of South India. This spectacular city is one of the oldest inhabited cities in India.
The Meenakshi-Sundareswar temple is a celebrated temple in Madurai. It is one of the greatest Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu. A tale related to this temple says that Lord Shiva blessed the city and its people on the day the city was to be named.
This gorgeous temple is a cultural landmark in India and it was built by the Pandya king, Kulasekara. The Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal was built in Indo-Saracen style by Thirumalai Nayakar in 1636. It is a national monument and there is a Light and Sound show conducted in the premises of the palace, for the visitors.
|Nearest Major City(s):
||The following cities are close to Madurai. Dindigul is 50 km from Madurai, Tiruchchirappalli is 115 km from Madurai, Tirunelveli is 141 km from Madurai, Thanjavur is 149 km form Madurai and Tiruppur is 155 km from Madurai.
|How to reach:
Madurai By Air
Madurai airport (11 km)
Madurai By Train
Madurai Railway Junction and Chennai Railway Station.
Madurai By Bus
It has a good network of roads.
|Major Tourist Attraction:
||The major tourist attractions in Madurai are Sree Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Gandhi Museum, Mariamman Teppakulam and Thirupparankunram.Koodal Azhagar temple and Pazhamudhirsolai are also tourist attractions in Madurai.
||Famous for the world famous Meenakshi Temple