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 besides 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 when temple city due to its beautiful design in temples. Including referred as The City of four Junctions, cultural capital like Tamil Nadu, City of Jasmine, City that never sleeps and city of festivals. You can explore the South India apart visiting here and with excellent transportation, accommodation facilities moreover so manifold places to visit in Madurai, there is not any reason not to exit 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 Low budget 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 spare facilities include colored television, attached bathroom, running hot and cold water and you can scruple the ease of home and you can feel that your spending is value for money. Although you will come here you can experience the fragrance of Jasmine and traditional temples.
During month of April and May people come here to participate in Chithrai festival, which has been one of the most important events in the city. The people who come for places to visit in Madurai takes some cycle 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 jug see elephants, camels dressed up, huge crowds and musical instruments played, street vendors offers eatables. There are processions all around town especially around the streets that surround the temple. It is almost like a great wedding with photographers all around. Madurai is well connected by air, rail and road transport. It is well connected with all the superior cities beyond all over India besides has several bus stands. Folk use rickshaws to travel within the city 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 and restaurants remain undecided till late hours hence that people can exultation and relax.