Madurai Travel


Madurai travel provides information about how to reach this city, where to stay and what places to see. Madurai is famous for the Meenakshi Temple and thousands of people from all parts of the world travel to Madurai every year.

Madurai can be reached by all three forms of transport, namely, air, rail and road. Madurai has an airport of its own, which operate flights to Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore and other places. International tourists can embark in any of these three places and catch a connecting flight to this temple city of Tamil Nadu. All the major cities of India are connected to Madurai by rail. There are daily trains connecting Chennai with Madurai. Besides, Madurai is also connected to places like Nizamuddin, Trichy, Kurla and Jammu Tawai by rail. One can also reach Madurai by road from any part of Tamil Nadu. The distance between Madurai and some of the cities are give below:

  • Rameshwaram: 139 km
  • Thanjavur 223 km
  • Kanyakumari 232 km
  • Trichy: 142 km
  • Bangalore: 446 km


Getting around Madurai is made easy by the presence of buses and auto-rickshaws, which ply throughout the day.

Madurai is home to a number of architectural marvels. Foremost among them is the Meenakshi Temple, also known as the Madurai Temple. The temple has 985 exquisitely carved pillars and is dedicated to Lord Sundareshvara. It is one of the pilgrimage destinations of Hindu religion. Some of the other attractions in and around Madurai are Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Gandhi Museum, Mariamman Teppakulam and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

There are a number of tour operators in Madurai who arrange everything, starting from booking air/railway tickets to arranging accommodation for the tourists. They also conduct tours to the places of attraction for the benefit of the tourists. Surya Tours and Travels, Lawrence Travels and Tours Private Limited, Cultural and Heritage India and South India Tour Package are some of the Madurai tour operators.

Taj Hotel Garden Retreat, Hotel Madura Park Inn, Madurai Residency and Hotel Park Plaza are some of the popular hotels in Madurai These hotels offer excellent accommodation facilities and services. The restaurants of Madurai offer lip-smacking dishes with their specialty being South Indian food.

Madurai vacation remains incomplete without shopping. This city is famous for its silk sarees, cotton handlooms and other handicrafts. People buy these items and carry them back as souvenirs.

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Last Updated on 9/15/2011