Madurai The Temple City

The temple city of Madurai, poised on the banks of the Vaigai river, has a history of over 2400 years. Madurai is the third largest city in Tamil Nadu and has been poetically referred to as the Athens of the East and the City of Festivals.

You will not afford to miss the world famous Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, which glows at the middle of the city. You would love to spend some time at the Gandhi Memorial Museum and the Thirumalai Naickkar Palace which has attracted several learned people from across the world.

Madurai is also strategically located among several tourist regions in Tamil Nadu. If you have plans to stay back, you will be glad to know that the hilly retreat, Kodaikanal is 2 hours away (150 km), Rameswaram is 3 hours (170km) and the wild life preserve, Thekkady is a 3 hour drive (150km) from Madurai.