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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.
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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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How can I reach at Rameshwaram tomorrow evening from Velankani ? Should I take a bus or a train?
If u are planning by train so u can take train from bengaluru to madurai and from there u can take another train to rameshwaram. Visit itctc.co.in for railway enquiry
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I want to book a room for four family members from 2/9/18 to 3/9/18. Pls suggest hotel?
Hi Manohar you can book hotel Vijay which is very near to the bus stand and all main places
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I need star hotel at Madurai city for family stay and new year celebration. Please suggest.
Stay at hotel supreme or hotel Duke... Both are value for money yet no compromise on comfort and cleanliness
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I'm looking for good hotels near Mattuthavani bus stand. Any suggestions?
Hotel Star Residency is just 03km away from Mattuthavani Bus Stand.
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Please suggest good budget hotels near by Meenakshi Amman temple.
hotel vijay. near to bus station and temple . rooms are good and service too
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