Madurai, Tamil Nadu Travel Guide : Housing centuries old Meenakshi temple, the city of Madurai attracts devotees at large. The city is the headquarters of Madurai district in Tamil Nadu. It is situated on the banks of the River Vaigai.
Madurai is one of the ancient cities of India. The city was the centre of political and cultural activities of Pandyas and the Nayak kingdom. It had existed in the 3rd century BC itself. The city promoted the Tamil language. The city inspired Mahatma Gandhiji to adopt the loin cloth as a part of his attire it seems.
The city is built around the Meenakshi temple keeping the temple in the centre. It is also known as Korkai, and Koodal. Many travellers make this city as their base to reach out many South India cities.
Get in and Get around:
Madurai is well connected by road, rail and airways. Dindigul, Theni, Tirunelveli, and Kanyakumari have direct buses from Madurai. It is major railway junction coming under Southern Railway jurisdiction. Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Vijayawada, Kolkota, Bhopal are well connected by direct trains.
The city is served by a domestic airport mainly connected to Chennai. The airport is located at about 15 km from the main city. Book a cab for airport transfers in Madurai. Clear Car Rental Pvt Ltd provides Online Cab Booking service. Ask for Cheap Car Rental Services Madurai.
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Places of attraction:
Madurai is known as temple city. Handloom cotton sarees and dress materials are quite cheap over here.
Meenakshi Amman Temple: This is the main reason for the devotees to visit the city. It is an ancient temple built in Dravidian architecture.
Visit Koodal Alagar temple, Thiruparankundaram, Alagar temple and Pazhamudhir temple also if you are interested.
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