Madurai Travel Guide

Madurai Travel Guide provides information about accommodation, transport and places to visit in and around this temple city of Tamil Nadu. Madurai is the land of the temples and is famous around the world for the Meenakshi Temple. People flock to this city throughout the year to seek blessings of Goddess Meenakshi and also to marvel at the architecture of the temples.

Madurai can be reached by air from Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. There are regular flights which connect Madurai with these metropolitan cities. One can also reach Madurai by road. Bangalore and Chennai lie at a distance of 446 km and 472 km respectively from Madurai. One can also hire a car and reach Madurai from the different cities of Madurai. All types of cars are available for rent. Madurai is also connected through rail to Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kanyakumari, Nagercoil and many other cities.

Madurai Travel Guide provides information about some of the best hotels in the city. The hotels range from deluxe to budget hotels. The hotels offer all the basic amenities of modern day life. The staff is very friendly and are always ready to help. Best Western Germanus, Hotel Sangam, Taj Hotel Garden Retreat and Pandiyan Hotel are some of the popular hotels in Madurai.

While in Madurai, one can visit the main attractions of this city. The Meenakshi Temple is a must visit place of Madurai. The temple is an architectural marvel and had been the center of Tamil art and music in the past. Apart from the Meenakshi Temple, the Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is another attraction of Madurai. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vigneshwara and holds the Float Festival in January and February every year. Munnar, Thekkadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Thirupparankundram and Palani Hills are some of the places of attraction around Madurai.

Shopping forms another important part of one’s visit to Madurai. The Prithu Mandapam market is the most famous market of the city where all types of crafts and handicrafts are available. Tourists come here to buy these items as memorabilia of their visit to Madurai.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011