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Madurai Travel Guide

Commonly known as the temple town of the country, Madurai is located in the southern part of India in the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is also famous for uniting people of various religions, all of whom stay here in ........

Commonly known as the temple town of the country, Madurai is located in the southern part of India in the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is also famous for uniting people of various religions, all of whom stay here in mutual and communal harmony. Irrespective of religion, each and every festival is celebrated with great passion in the city.

The Madurai travel guide let anyone know more about the city. It is situated on the bank of river Vaigai and has been part of the kingdom of Pandya kings in the ancient time. Nayak kings ruled the city of Madurai in the 16th century and Christianity has also thrived here in this city. The city has a great and inspiring cultural heritage to be passed on to the succeeding generations. Madurai is said to be more than 2500 years old. Its commercial center was founded in 550 AD.

Madurai is constructed in the form of a lotus and therefore the city is often called as the lotus city. There is an arresting temple structured during the reign of Pandyan rulers and its major deities are Parvati and Lord Shiva. It was believed that heavenly nectar was showered here and as of this the aromatic Jasmine is seen blossoming all over. All these features of this lotus city magnetize a large number of visitors each year. The captivating temples, fragrant gardens and ancient monuments have added a lot to the development of tourism in the city. To know more about the city, you can go through the travel guide Madurai.

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How to Reach Madurai
Energetic, religious, traditional and cultural, Madurai is probably South India's greatest temple towns that has attracted devotional minds since generations. Meenakshi Amman Temple located in the heart of Madurai is the most popular attraction. Amongst numerous historical monuments dotted all over, Tirumalai Nayak Palace happens to be the most prominent one. An advantage of travelling to Madurai is that it is well connected by road, rail and air from different parts of India.
 
How to Reach Madurai by Air
 
Madurai Airport is located around 12 km away from the city centre. It is served by domestic flights travelling to and from some major Indian cities. International flights from Colombo and Dubai serve the city of Madurai. Passengers can take direct or stopover flights and directly land at Madurai city.
 
How to Reach Madurai by Road
 
Madurai is connected by state and national highways. Inter-city and inter-state buses ply between Madurai, other major cities of Tamil Nadu and nearby states on a regular and frequent basis. Depending on choice, passengers can avail either government or private buses. Madurai has 3 bus terminals.
 
How to Reach Madurai by Rail
 
Madurai Junction Railway Station connects Madurai with rest of India by an extensive rail network. Many direct trains connect Madurai with major cities and towns of the country. Super-fast day trains also ply between Madurai and Chennai regularly.

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I am in need of Good hotel in bypass road, near Arappalayambus stand....Pls suggest hotel...

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Bhavesh

can I travel during 37 week of pregnancy

How to visit Rameswaram from Madurai ?

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Madhumohan Anbumani

If you have a car it is a 4 hour drive. Frequent Buses are also available which may take 5 hours. Passenger trains are also available 3-4 times a day.

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what are the best places to visit in Madurai??

When i should check inn for boarding?

How to choose spice jet as my flight?

Which are some hotels with 24hrs checkout time?

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SUDHEER kumar

Royal park, hotel vijay

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What is the best hotel in madurai to stay ??

How far the meenatchi temple from airport?

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gopalan balachandhran

Around 20 km

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