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About Madurai

One of the south India’s oldest temple towns, Madurai is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the Tamil sangam era which is more than 2500 years old. Madurai is famous for Jasmine flowers and traditional south Indian food. The city is called as the “Athens of the East” because of its great architecture and meticulous planning.