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Madurai

About the city

Madurai, the second largest city of Tamil Nadu, is an important cultural and commercial center. With a history dating back to the 6th century BC, it was once the seat of Tamil learning and still the place where the Tamil language is spoken in its purest form. It was well-known to the Greeks and Romans with whom the city carried on active trade. The old city was planned in the shape of a lotus with the Meenakshi temple, the town's main attraction, at the centre. And thus, we welcome you to South India's greatest temple town – Madurai.

Synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple and is world famous for her rich Tamil culture, she is like a beautiful gem of South. The temple complex is a city within a city and one can spend days exploring its labyrinthine corridors and halls. Associated with many fascinating stories about the mighty Meenakshi temple, Madurai makes us believe that myth or faith really doesn't matter here, but she is just home to many legends. Amidst these coloured figures of thousands of gods, you will simply be urged to abandon reason and forced to be enthralled in her intricate stonework that opposes age, grease or litter. A visit to Madurai can be equally mystifying and mesmerizing.