Madurai Travel Guide
Madurai is an ancient city of India since the rule of Pandayas that has traded goods with ancient Rome. The city is located in the Madurai District that sits on the banks of the River Vaigai. It is famous for its Dravidian-style architecture. The star attraction of this place is the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The temple has colourfully carved 14 towers (gopurams) that attracts tourist from all over the world.
The market in front of the temple is lined with jasmine flower stalls, restaurants and shops selling artefacts. Other tourist places are Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Thiruparankundram Temple dedicated to Hindu lord Murugan, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam (a human-made pond in which float festival takes place). The cuisine of Madurai is traditional with old recipes that include dishes like Dosa, Uttapam, Sambhar-rice, Appam, Kotthu Parotha and more. The Chithirai Festival (month-long running festival) in the month of April is a must-visit that celebrates the wedding of Lord Shiva and Goddess Meenakshi. This is a buzzing town with emerging IT companies and Malls that calls for must-visit once in a lifetime.Read More Read Less