Considered the oldest inhabited city in the Indian peninsula, Madurai is a city of Tamil Nadu state. Bestowed with a rich culture heritage, more than 2,500 years old, Madurai serves as a major cultural and commercial hub of South India. Set on the banks of Vaigai River, the city is one of the most important pilgrimage centres for Hindus. Madurai tours cover the numerous temples that dot this city which is commonly referred to as the 'Temple City'. Prominent among these temples is Meenakshi Temple, which features on itineraries of all Madurai holiday packages. Along with a large number of pilgrims, tourists in large numbers from all over the country travel to holiday in Madurai. ..[+] More
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Madurai is constructed around the popular Meenkashi Temple and the city appears like a lotus. While on a holiday in Madurai, start your city tour from Meenakshi Temple. Originally built by the Pandya King Kulasekara, the imposing temple is known for its excellent architecture. Further visit Thirumalai Nayak Palace, an Indo-Saracenic style palace erected by King Thirumalai Nayak in 1636. A national monument, Thirumalai Nayak Palace is under the care of the Tamil Nadu Archaeological Department. The palace complex houses a huge courtyard surrounded by around 250 magnificent circular pillars and a number of interesting structures including the dancing hall. Gandhi Museum is another must visit place during a trip to Madurai city. Other popular attractions in and around Madurai city are St. Marys Cathedral Church, Thiruparankundram Temple, Azhagar Temple, Gorippalayam Dargah, Nagamalai Caves, Thiruvathavoor Temple, Thirumohoor Temple, Theppakulam Tank and Tombs of Madurai Sultan. If you are looking for fun and enjoyment while on Madurai holidays, visit the amusement centres of the city Athisayam Water Theme Park, Eco Park, Hava Valley and Rajaji Children Park. For shopping and eating visit the famous shopping complexes of Madurai, namely Aparna Towers, Spencers daily, Mega Mart, Reliance Super and British Bakery. Madurai Holidays - Book Madurai Tours & travel packages at MakeMyTrip. Madurai Tour & holiday Packages can be customized. Plan a tourism, travel to Madurai and its various tourist attractions with Madurai holiday packages. Explore exciting Madurai Tourism with cheap vacation packages.