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QUICK FACTS
Location: Madurai District, Tamil Nadu.
Famous for/as: Temples.
Weather:  Summer 26-42°C.
Winter 18-32°C.
Moderate Rain fall in Monsoon.
STD CODE : 0452
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to February.
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TRAVEL IN MADURAI SHOW MAP

Madurai also known as "city of nectar" is an important city (the oldest and second largest) of Tamil Nadu. The city, seated on the bank of Vaigai River, was the capital of Pandyan rulers till the 14th century. King Kulasekhara had built this lotus shaped city surrounding a wonderful temple. Mythology says that the city is blessed by Lord Shiva and was named "Madhurapuri". This sacred town of southern part of the country attracts huge numbers of pilgrims and visitors.

Though Madurai is regarded as pilgrimage but it has also urbanised as a business centre and is celebrated for its conventional handicrafts in bronze and brass.

MUST SEE IN MADURAI

Meenakshi Temple:

The life of Madurai closely related with its beautifully structured Sri Meenakshi Sudareswarar temple. This nicely carved temple complex consists of 12 huge gopurams with 4 gopurams at the outer walls and golden lotus pond (Potraamarai Kulam). Sundareswarar found here in the form of a lingam. The thousand pillared hall (Aayirangaal Mandapam) is an architectural wonder built in the 16th century. These pillars have the Yazhi figure sculpted on them. These musical granite pillars (when struck) produce different musical notes. The temple also has an art museum. 

Koodal Alagar Temple:

This Vishnu temple is one of the 108 Divya Desam temples. In this temple Lord Vishnu is found in three different poses- sitting, standing, and reclining. Koodal Alagarin is a sitting posture. Meenakshi is the sister of Lord Alagar. There are delicate wooden carvings including one of Lord Rama's coronations. There is ...

FAIR & FESTIVAL IN MADURAI

Bhramhotsavam:

The annual Bhramhotsavam celebrated in the month of Chittirai (Aries) is the most important oFestival in Madurai. It ties in the legends related to the Madurai temple such as the coronation of Meenakshi, the Divine marriage etc. The Chittirai festival also coincides with the annual festival at Tirumaaliruncholai. During this festival entire area Madurai is become highly spirited.

The festival of Pongal also celebrated with love and happyness.

REACH MADURAI
AIR

Madurai Airport is located about 10 km from the heart of the city and connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangaluru.

RAIL

Madurai has its own railway station well connected with the rest of the country. 

ROAD

Madurai city is well connected to all the parts of South India.

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