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Madurai- a city that has been in existence for millennia, a city that can be compared to ancient Rome, a city that offers a glimpse into the soul of Tamil Nadu. Madurai truly is the essence of this South Indian state where the legends and myths of ancient Sanskrit epics come to life. The city, one of the oldest in the country, also reflects everything that screams ‘India!’ in this modern age. With the time-honoured Meenakshi Amman Temple at its center, life in Madurai is driven by a booming IT sector. The city, which is the cultural headquarters of Tamil Nadu, is also home to a number of industries like automobile, rubber and granite manufacturing.\r\n\r\nWith the sprawling and magnificent Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Mariamman Teppakulam, Alagar Koil and marvellously built Thirupparankundram Temple, it is no wonder that Madurai is often called Athens of the East. With a glorious history that can rival that of Greece and packed with energy, the city provides an excitement only a truly Indian city can offer. Madurai is a mine of stories, both old and new, waiting to be discovered by the curious traveller.

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  • Best time to visit madurai Madurai is a city that can be visited at all times of the year. But the most ideal time to visit this age-old ...Read More
  • How to reach madurai Madurai has its own international airport which is well-connected to many cities. The airport has flights to I...Read More
  • Transport In madurai There is a well-developed network of local buses in Madurai. Most of them are run by government agencies. A fe...Read More
  • People of madurai Madurai is home to 1,561,129 people, out of which Hindus constitute 85.8%, followed by Muslims (8.5%), Christi...Read More
  • Languages of madurai Tamil is spoken by a majority of the people in Madurai, spoken in its pure form with hardly any influences fro...Read More
  • History of madurai The history of Madurai dates back to the 3rd century BCE, when Megasthenes is believed to have visited the cit...Read More
  • Culture of madurai One of the best things about Madurai is its rich culture, reflected in its vibrant festivals, arts, music, dan...Read More
  • Weather of madurai The weather of Madurai is hot and dry for eight months of the year. The summer months from March to July are t...Read More
  • Map of madurai Madurai is located in the state of Tamil Nadu, at an average elevation of 101 metres (331 feet). The city cove...Read More

Best Places to visit in madurai

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Goripalayam Dargah

Goripalayam Dargah

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Locally known as Hajha Syed Sultan Alaoudeen Syed Sultan Samsudee...
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Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Heritage

Spend approx 2 hours

The colossal structure of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal was erected by...
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Gandhi Memorial Museum

Gandhi Memorial Museum

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 2 hours

The Gandhi Museum takes you through a comprehensive, soul-stirrin...
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Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

The Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple is a one-of-a-kind cave shri...
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Temple City Restaurant

Temple City Restaurant

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 400

A great restaurant located on the highway, Temple City has quickl...
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Heaven's Park Restaurant

Heaven's Park Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 350

If you are someone who loves non-vegetarian food, then one of the...
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Hotel Sree Sabarees

Hotel Sree Sabarees

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 300 onwards

Hotel Sree Sabarees is one of the oldest restaurants in the town ...
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Murugan Idli Shop

Murugan Idli Shop

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 250

If there is one place in Madurai that should top the list of ever...
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Exploring Wildlife Sanctuaries Around Madurai

Exploring Wildlife Sanctuaries Around Madurai

There are many wildlife sanctuaries in the vicinity of Madurai. Here are ideas to plan an exciting day trip.

29 Aug 2018  | 2-minute read
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8 Places That Serve Brilliant Local Food In Madurai For A Song

8 Places That Serve Brilliant Local Food In Madurai For A Song

Madurai is a foodie’s delight, from tiered dosas, bone-marrow omelette, to chocolate-flavoured idlis, you will be in for a surprise.

24 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
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Best Shopping Cities Of South India You Should Know All About

Best Shopping Cities Of South India You Should Know All About

What is a holiday without some self-indulgence? Plan a South India tour and make it a shopping excursion.

23 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read

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Holiday Packages In madurai

  • madurai
    Wonderful Tamil Nadu-Standard
    7 Nights, 8 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.28,200
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • madurai
    Southern Temple Tour
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • madurai
    South India Scenic Hills-Beaches & Temples Standard
    7 Nights, 8 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.21,350
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In madurai

  • madurai
    Family Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • madurai
    Beach Holidays
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.15,428
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • madurai
    Sightseeing Holidays
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.15,428
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Popular Domestic Destinations

  • manali
    manali
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.4,995
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • goa
    goa
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.6,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • ooty
    ooty
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.11,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in madurai

  • Hotel President
    Hotel President
    Madurai
    One night from
    Rs.1,600
  • Cosmopolitan Hotel
    Cosmopolitan Hotel
    Madurai
    One night from
    Rs.1,999
  • Hotel Vimas International
    Hotel Vimas International
    Madurai
    One night from
    Rs.675
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Popular Flights To madurai

    • MAAChennai
      IXMMadurai
    • Spicejet
      SG-3071
    • 06:05 07:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 20m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,178
    • HYDHyderabad
      IXMMadurai
    • Spicejet
      SG-1042
    • 10:05 11:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,398
    • BLRBengaluru
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-233
    • 06:25 10:00
      1 Stop
    • 03h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,700
    • BOMMumbai
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-5384
    • 00:55 07:50
      1 Stop
    • 06h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,332
    • VGAVijayawada
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-7207
    • 14:45 21:30
      1 Stop
    • 06h 45m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,498
    • TIRTirupati
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-7106
    • 08:10 15:00
      1 Stop
    • 06h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,672
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