Madurai is the third largest city in Tamil Nadu. This amazing city enjoys different names due to different reasons. Most popular names include Temple City, City of Four Junctions, City of Jasmine and City that Never Sleeps. Spell bound architecture of temples built by Pandayan and Madurai Nayak kings are the prominent tourist attractions of Madurai. This religious city is a popular Hindu Pilgrimage.
Apart from Dravidian style architecture, the city is recognized for grand festivals. Colourful celebration add some some flavour to the festivals. Besides that, the city pays an important role in economy. Madurai is a major rubber producer and serves all the prime industries of the nation.
Spots That Fascinate
The city justifies its name Temple City. Meenakshi Temple is the most famous temple of Madurai. Tourists across the globe visit Madurai to visit its Dravidian architecture. The temple holds a significant value in Hinduism and is dedicated to goddess Meenakshi. Located in the heart of the city, Koodal Alagar Temple houses three stairs of the Lord posture. Thiruparankundram (dedicated to Lord Muruga) and Pazhamudhir Solai (an important temple dedicated to Lord Kartikeyan) are some other famous temples of the city.
Other Attractions in Madurai
Gorippalayam Dargah, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Kazimar Big Mosque, Maqbara Gandhi Museum, Thirupparankundram and Thirumalai Nayak Palace are some other must? visiting places in your tour to Madurai.
When to Visit
This holy city welcomes the tourists throughout the year. Different festivals can be enjoyed in different months but October to March is the best time to visit Madurai.
Budget, mild range and splurge accommodations are available in different locations. Tourists visiting Madurai can opt the one that suits them best.
How to Reach
By Air: Domestic airport in Madurai is mainly connected to Chennai and some prime cities of the nation. International tourists can take a flight for International airport located at Trichy.
By Road: The temple city is situated on national highway that connects it with other major nearby cities. State transport and private bus service is available from different cities of the state.
By Rail: For entering in the Sleepless city, the most frequently used transport mode is rail. Regular service and well-connected network make it easily accessible from all important cities of the nation.
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