Madurai

Madurai, One of the popular cities of state Tamil Nadu in the country. It has a rich culture heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than years old. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial center even as early as 550 AD. It is considered as temple city.

Location

Madurai is city located in the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu, on bank of the river Vaigai. It is the administrative headquarters of Madurai District.

Fairs and Festivals

There celebrated lots of festivals such as Sceptre festivals, Navarathri, Chithirai festivals, Masi festivals and the float festivals with lots of fun and enjoy with tradition.

Tourist Attractions

Meenakshi Amma Temple- it is the most attractive and famous temple in the city. Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Shiva are the main deities of the temple. The Meenakshi temple complex is one of the largest and one of the most ancient city temples. The rectangular streets named after the Tamil months surround the temple, symbolising the structure of the cosmos.

Thirumalai Nayak Palace- it is the second attraction in Madurai after Meenakshi Temple. It is built with help of Italian Architect. There are royal residence, theatre, apartments, pond, garden etc. After independence, this palace was declared as a national monument and become the tourist attractions site in state.

Gandhi Museum- the building that a house the Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai is the historic Tamukkam Palace belonging to Rani Mangammal of Nayak Dynasty. The museum contains a ‘Visual Biography of Bapuji’ containing photos, paintings, quotations etc.

Athisayam- this place is very famous in Madurai. Athisayam theme Park is amusement park, which has a number of water rides and dry rides too and tourists are enjoy s much here.

Best time to Visit

In the summer season, the weather of the city is too hot. The best time to visit in the month of October to March. These months are blessed with pleasant weather. July to august is month of monsoon, medium to heavy rainfall.

How to Reach

By Air- Madurai has own airport in the city. The domestic terminal has frequent flight connections from cities all over India.

By Rail-Madurai railway station is an important station in south India. This city has rail connections with almost every region in the country. The railway station is connected to the metropolis.

By Road- Madurai in Tamil Nadu has connectivity with cities in its state and other important metropolises. The state bus network, A/C buses as well as Non A/C buses, taxis connect the city.

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