Madurai is considered one of the ancient cities of India, having the old world charm, situated on banks of river Vaigai. The city is popular for its temples, monuments and also called the Athens of the east. Bulit around the Meenakshi Amman temple, had once been captured by Cholas, when there was rule of Vijaynagar kingdom, it flourished. The city is known essentially temple city due to its beautiful architecture in temples. Also referred as The City of four Junctions, civilizing capital of Tamil Nadu, City of Jasmine, City that never sleeps and city from festivals. You can explore the South India by visiting here and with excellent transportation, accommodation facilities and so many places to visit in Madurai, there is not any reason nay to go and explore the city.
There are many Madurai tourist places apart from Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Gandhi museum, St Marys church, Goripalayam Mosque, Azhagar Koil, Yaanaimalai etc. There are several accommodation options available starting from Whispered ration class to luxury hotel, there are also good three star hotels available for visitors. The hotels are having comfortable rooms, multicuisine restaurant with delicious food, mini bar etc. The other facilities include colored television, attached bathroom, running hot and cold water and you can feel the ease of home und so weiter you can feel that your spending is value for money. When you demise come here you can experience the fragrance of Jasmine and traditional temples.
During month of April and May people come here to indulge in Chithrai festival, which has been one of the most grave events in the city. The people who come for places to visit in Madurai takes some time to participate in the events of the city. It is said that the festival is related to celebration of the wedding of Goddess Meenakshi Amman to Lord Sundareshwar. You can descry elephants, camels dressed up, titan crowds and rhythmic instruments played, street vendors offers eatables. There are processions all around town especially around the streets that surround the temple. It is almost akin a great wedding with photographers monopoly around. Madurai is well connected by air, rail and road transport. It is well connected with total the major cities across all over India and has several bus stands. People use rickshaws to travel within the ward and also for connection purpose major National highways are there. The Madurai is having active night life and many hence truly called City that never sleeps et sequens restaurants linger open till late hours so that people can enjoy and relax.