Madurai: The Temple City

Madurai: The Temple City

Madurai is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu. Madurai has a glorious past and a busy present with great temples that flaunt the architectural brilliance of the artisans. The 2500 plus years old city, which has a rich heritage, is located on the banks of river Vaigai. It is famously called ‘The city that never sleeps’. The city has a number of historical monuments, the Meenakshi Amman Temple, Tirupparankunram Murugan temple, Alagar Kovil, Pazhamudircholai and Tirumalai Nayak Palace. Madurai is also an important destination for medical tourism, is an educational and industrial hub, home to various automobile, rubber, chemical and granite manufacturing industries. In February and March, temperature ranges between 23℃ and 33℃. Madurai is well connected by road, rail and air to all major cities in India.