Madurai or the “City of Nectar” is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. This pilgrimage and tourist destination could be easily compared to Athens due to the number of myths that are associated with all its marvels.
This politically important city has a rich and exciting past. Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple is the most prominent draw for tourists in Madurai. It was originally built by Nayak rulers 1200 years ago and is thronged by devotees from all over India and abroad. Other tourist places in Madurai are Tirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Koodal Azhagar, Maraimman Thepukullam Temple and Gandhi Museum.
Daily flights run from Bangalore (Bengaluru), Chennai and Trichy (Tiruchirapalli) to Madurai. Southern Railways and buses connect it with other prominent destinations.