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.
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.
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.