The Athens of East
Madurai city is the headquarters of Madurai district in Tamilnadu. This city is located on the bank of river Vaigai. Lot of Tourist spots are located in this district. “Meenakshi Sundareswarar” Temple is the famous historical temple found in this city. Many of the celebrities and famous personalities are belong to this district. Madurai is famous for "Madurai Malli", Jalli Kattu, Kothu Parotta and "Jil Jil Jigarthanda".
Madurai is well known for its cultural heritage and 2500 years old city. Madurai was the capital city of great emperor Pandyas. Once Madurai was forest called as "Kadambavanam". Madurai was ruled by various emperors like Pandyas, Cholas, Madurai Sultanate, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Chanda Sahib, Carnatic Kingdom and finally British.
Places of Interest
Famous Tourist and Important Places, you can find around Madurai are