One of the best things about Madurai is its rich culture, reflected in its vibrant festivals, arts, music, dances and alluring architectural marvels. The historic Meenakshi Amman Temple serves as a lifeline of the city and boasts of intricately carved sculptures. Festivals such as Meenakshi Tirukkalyanam celebrate the glorious culture of the city. Arts and crafts in Madurai have admirers all over the world. It is home to a famous textile industry, which still uses ancient weaving techniques. Music and dance form a significant part of the culture. Bharatanatyam, Ottan Thullal, Krishnattam, etc. are some of the popular dance forms. The cuisine of Madurai is known to be simple, yet delicious. Dosai, idly, sambar and pongal are the popular dishes.
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There are many wildlife sanctuaries in the vicinity of Madurai. Here are ideas to plan an exciting day trip.
Madurai is a foodie’s delight, from tiered dosas, bone-marrow omelette, to chocolate-flavoured idlis, you will be in for a surprise.
What is a holiday without some self-indulgence? Plan a South India tour and make it a shopping excursion.
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