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AC buses run every 15 mins at night from Chennai’s Metropolitan Bus Terminus. Private operators in Chennai have a Madurai service.

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Madurai is second largest city in terms of population in the state of Tamil Nadu. A number of sobriquets such as Athens of the East, City that Never Sleeps and the Temple City are given to this city. Madurai has been a prominent human settlement for two thousand years. Mostly visited for the Meenakshi Temple of Godess Paravati and Lord Shiva, which is a brilliant example of Dravidian Architecture, the cityscape has a multiplicity of other temples like the Alagar Temple, the Koodal Alagar Temple and the Thiruparankundram. It also has the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, which was constructed way back in the 17th century. Though largely in ruins now, this place makes for a great site of historical exploration for enthusiasts. The Gandhi Museum is located here, boasting of a large number of texts about the freedom struggle and drawing scholars to Madurai every year. Pilgrims and tourists still come looking for the place where Shiva performed his 64 Thiruvilaiyadals (divine games, often mischievous, that the lord played on gods and mortals) and where Meenakshi chose to marry him in the form of Sundareshwarar. Stand in the shadow of the 160- foot-tall gopuram, lose yourself in the stonework neither muted by age nor defiled by grease, see the customs that have lived on across centuries and you will begin to find that place. Mariamman Teppakulam is a square tank spread across an area of 16 acres. Every year a colourful float festival is organised here in the month of JaMadurai is second largest city in terms of population in the state of Tamil Nadu. A number of sobriquets such as Athens of the East, City that Never Sleeps and the Temple City are given to this city. Madurai has been a prominent human settlement for two thousand years. Mostly visited for the Meenakshi Temple of Godess Paravati and Lord Shiva, which is a brilliant example of Dravidian Architecture, the cityscape has a multiplicity of other temples like the Alagar Temple, the Koodal Alagar Temple and the Thiruparankundram. It also has the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, which was constructed way back in the 17th century. Though largely in ruins now, this place makes for a great site of historical exploration for enthusiasts. The Gandhi Museum is located here, boasting of a large number of texts about the freedom struggle and drawing scholars to Madurai every year. Pilgrims and tourists still come looking for the place where Shiva performed his 64 Thiruvilaiyadals (divine games, often mischievous, that the lord played on gods and mortals) and where Meenakshi chose to marry him in the form of Sundareshwarar. Stand in the shadow of the 160- foot-tall gopuram, lose yourself in the stonework neither muted by age nor defiled by grease, see the customs that have lived on across centuries and you will begin to find that place. Mariamman Teppakulam is a square tank spread across an area of 16 acres. Every year a colourful float festival is organised here in the month of January/February. On the northern side of this tank is a beautiful temple dedicated to a village deity of Tamil Nadu, known as Mariamman. Do pay a visit to Madurai to get an insight into its rich cultural heritage and historical background.

nuary/February. On the northern side of this tank is a beautiful temple dedicated to a village deity of Tamil Nadu, known as Mariamman. Do pay a visit to Madurai to get an insight into its rich cultural heritage and historical background.  

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Vikas Raj
Vikas Raj
For temple lovers
Feb 16 2017
I have been only to the Meenakshi Amman temple and it definitely merits for any temple lover. I do not know any other places to visit in Madurai
Gopi Kannan
Gopi Kannan
Best place to go with friends
Jun 30 2014
Madurai is a place which group of friends take a colorful trip. Madurai is famous for Hindus Meenakshi Amman Temple. This temple shows the one of best history of Tamil people living stratergy and the great civilian work in those days. Many foreigners ...... read more
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