If you are interested in visiting a place that is busy with great temples that give a highlight to the architecture of the past and the craftsmen, then you have to keep your feet in Madurai. Vivid, mythical and chaotic – this is what Madurai describes best as a city that is pervading Tamil culture. The city is adorned with ancient temples and other architecture of many temples. The city, more than 2500 years old, is situated on the banks of the Vaigai River with its rich heritage. The famous city is called ‘the city that never sleeps’. Madurai is always busy, all the time of day. Even if you are hungry at midnight, you will find the famous South Indian dish on street.
History of Madurai
With the time, the city has transformed into a culture center that attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year. Once the city was ruled by Nayaks and Pandya kings. In the past the city was so famous that, the name of this city is found in the ancient books of Greeks, Arabs and Romans.
Madurai is famous for the Meenakshi Amman Temple, dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi. Madurai is famous for the Citharai festival which takes place in April-May, millions of people flock to the city for this carnival. With the Meenakshi temple, Madurai has more temples and tourist spots to visit. Koodal Azhagar Temple, Gandhi Museum, Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple, Samanar Hills, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal etc.
Best Time To visit
Madurai keeps hot and dry weather most of the year. Madurai is most attractive from October to March (in winter), and it is the ideal time to visit Madurai.