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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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Koodal Azhagar Temple

Koodal Azhagar Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

The Koodal Azhagar Temple is originally believed to be built by t...
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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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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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Pazhamudircholai Temple

Pazhamudircholai Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Rooted firmly atop a hill covered with dense forests in Madurai i...
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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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Amma Mess

Amma Mess

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 200 onwards

If you are looking for some great local cuisine, then what can be...
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Surya Roof Top Veg. Restaurant

Surya Roof Top Veg. Restaurant

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 300 onwards

Known to be one of the best places to eat at in Madurai, Surya Re...
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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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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
    Coastal Tamil Nadu & Kerala - Standard
    9 Nights, 10 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.29,349
    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
  • madurai
    Beautiful Tamil Nadu Standard
    7 Nights, 8 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.19,100
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In madurai

  • madurai
    Family Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.10,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • madurai
    Sightseeing Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.13,099
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • madurai
    Beach Holidays
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.15,428
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Popular Domestic Destinations

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    manali
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.4,750
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    goa
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.3,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    kashmir
    3 Nights, 4 Days
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    Rs.5,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in madurai

  • Krish Residency
    Krish Residency
    Madurai
    One night from
    Rs.900
  • Aakash Residency
    Aakash Residency
    Madurai
    One night from
    Rs.1,200
  • Viswa Residency by Azalea
    Viswa Residency by Azalea
    Madurai
    One night from
    Rs.1,200
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Popular Flights To madurai

    • MAAChennai
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-461
    • 17:55 19:00
      Non Stop
    • 01h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,420
    • BLRBengaluru
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-139
    • 10:45 12:00
      Non Stop
    • 01h 15m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,976
    • CJBCoimbatore
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-6138
    • 09:00 19:00
      1 Stop
    • 10h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,695
    • AMDAhmedabad
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-895
    • 06:45 12:00
      1 Stop
    • 05h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,833
    • IDRIndore
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-299
    • 20:20 13:30
      1 Stop
    • 17h 10m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,848
    • BOMMumbai
      IXMMadurai
    • Indigo
      6E-6752
    • 09:10 13:30
      Non Stop
    • 04h 20m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,949
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