Madurai, is one of the oldest
cities of southern India. It has been a centre of learning
and pilgrimage, for centuries. Legend has it, that the divine
nectar falling from Lord Shiva's locks, gave the city its
name - Madhurapuri, now known as Madurai.
Tirumalai Nayak Palace, which was built in 1636, by the ruler,
after whom it has been named. Much of the palace has now fallen
into ruins, and only the entrance gate, main hall and dance
Gandhi Museum, provides some of the little - known facts
about Mahatma Gandhi. It has the blood - stained dhoti worn
by Mahatma Gandhi, at the time of his assassination.
Mariamman Teppakkulam Tank, few kilometres east of the old
city, is the site for Teppam Festival (Float Festival) in
the months of January and February.
Access by Air:
Madurai has an airport and there are regular fights from Chennai
to Madurai. From Chennai flights are available all over India.
Access by Rail:
There are two main railway stations at Madurai. It is well
connected through railways to all the major cities of South
Access by Road:
Roadways are a good means to reach Madurai. It has five bus
stands and regular bus services to all the major cities of
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