It is one of the important cities in South India. The seventh largest city in Tamil Nadu, it is situated in the banks of river Vaigai. The history of Madurai dates back to 6th century B.C. During that period, the city was the much-acclaimed capital of the Pandya kings. Temples, monuments and ancient cultural wonders greatest architectural marvels of India. Built by Pandya King 'Kulasekara' and reconstructed later by Ruler Thirumalai Nayak, the temple has patronized literature, art, music and dance ever since its inception. The entire city is built around the Meenakshi Amman temple. Madurai Meenakshi temple attracts six thousand visitors a day and gets an annual revenue of rupees sixty million. It attained 26th place in the list of top nominees for the new Seven Wonders of the World. The three Tamil Sangams evolved and flourished here. The city’s ancient Tamil kings were great warriors, poets and connoisseurs of art. Tamil literature flourished because of their generosity and literary fervor. Jasmine flowers of Madurai district are known all over the country. They carry a special fragrance unique to Madurai. Tons of flowers are exported to other countries for producing perfumes. It is well connected by road, rail and air to all major cities of Tamil Nadu and rest of India. In brief, it is a beautiful and culturally-significant place to visit and enjoy.
Details About Madurai                    




 09 km2


 9° 55" 59'N, 78° 7" 0'E


 Meenakshi Temple, Palace etc.


 00.58 Meters above sea level


 Summer - Max: 37.5"C
                 Min : 26.3" C
 Winter -    Max: 29.6"C
                 Min: 20.9"C




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