One of the oldest cities in South Asia, Madurai, on the banks of the River Vaigai, has been an important centre of worship and commerce for as long as there has been civilization in South India - indeed, it has long been described as "the Athens of the East". The highpoint of visits to temple cities is Madurai. It is famous for its Meenakshi Temple. It had also been the political capital of the Pandyan and the Nayakan dynasties. The illustrious past of the city can still be witnessed in the architectural splendor of the temples and the palaces.
|Area||109 sq km|
|Altitude||101 metres above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-26.0 C-40.0 C Winter-18.0 C-29.0 C|
|Languages||Tamil, Sourashtra, English|
|Rainfall||85 cm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||November to February|
How to get there
1. Air :- Madurai has its own airport and there are flights, which connect the city with Chennai, Tiruchirappalli. The airline services have at least one flight daily from Madurai to Chennai. From there one can take flight to anywhere in India.
Places to Visit
|Meenakshi Temple||Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam|
|Thirumalai Nayak Palace||Thirumalai Nayak Palace|
|Megamalai||Kodaikanal||Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Hotel Royal Court||Hotel Germanus||Hotel M. R. International|
|Taj Garden Retreat||Hotel The Madurai Residency||Hotel Madurai Ashok (ITDC)|
|Hotel Park Plaza|