Madurai, also known as the temple city of India, is located in the southern part of Tamil Nadu. This city is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and has many wonderful temples constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. But apart from all this, there is one more place in Madurai that is popular internationally but not famous from the tourism point of view. That is the flower market of Madurai.
From this flower market, many varieties of flowers especially jasmine are exported to other parts of India as well as to countries like Germany, America and Italy. The jasmine of Madurai is at the top of the list because of its unique fragrance that is not found anywhere else. In Madurai, the jasmine flower is known as the Madurai malli. Though jasmine is the most popular flower in the flower market, other varieties of flowers are also available in the flower market of Madurai.
For the jasmine and the rose, the Madurai flower market has also received an international recognition as both of these flowers are extensively used in the fragrance industry. The fashion house of Dior visits the Madurai Flower Market each year just to get motivated. It also uses these fragrances in its perfume creations.
So, if you want to see different kinds of flowers in Madurai, then get up early morning and be here at the flower market. It is located between Central Market and the Maatuthavani Bus stand. You can take any inbound bus or hire a cab to reach the flower market.
Efforts are being made to flourish and develop the Madurai flower market because of its immense commercial importance. For this, additional shops along with a place for garbage disposal will be created. Madurai Flower Market is place that can be beautified to attract more tourists to Madurai who, at present, come to visit its splendid architecture.