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Where to Stay in Madurai
With Madurai being one of the greatest temple towns in India, the city’s hotel infrastructure is tailored towards the many tourists who flock to the city every year.
Such is the nature of the city most hotels are within close proximity of a renowned area of worship. Madurai, the second largest city in Tamil Nadu, is particularly known for the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple and a history of culture and heritage that stretches back more than 2,500 years.
Aside from the temples, the city has something to appeal to all types of visitor with the famous Floating Festival, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the Megamalai tea estates and Kumbakkarai Water Falls all key points on many visitors’ itineraries. The city is also home to a magical blend of culture, spirituality, technology, art and entertainment, which all add up to make Madurai one of the most popular tourist destinations and heritage cities in India.
As a small city Madurai has metro or local train facilities with locals getting around on motorbikes and bicycles. As far as public transport is concerned cycle and auto rickshaws, city buses and taxis are all on hand, while renting a car is also an option.
Hotels in Madurai
The luxury Heritage Madurai provides world-class hospitality within close proximity of the city’s main religious sites and is located just 15 km from the airport and 5 km from bus and railway services. The accommodation choices are well furnished with guests able to choose from luxury villas, deluxe rooms and standard rooms, while an outdoor swimming pool awaits the more active visitor.
Located in the heart of the city close to Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, railway and bus stations and the Madurai Bazaar, the Madurai Residency is a less expensive option just 12 km from the airport. Guests can choose from seven room categories all of which are well-appointed and hygienic complete with all modern facilities.
3. Hotel Vijay
Located on the city’s TPK Road, the budget choice Hotel Vijay provides a warm Indian welcome and tastefully furnished accommodation for travel visitors and religious pilgrims. Among the nearby attractions are the Meenakshi Amman Temple and the Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple, while bus and railway stations are within 1km of the hotel.
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I had a good time when I visited. The only problem is with the temperature. Nice time to visit is during April for festival and during winter season.
Omg the whole city is amazing .. Taste food .. Good culture .. Nice to visit with family and friends ..
Very intersting city, easy to spend some days enjoy the city and visit beautiful temples, lot of good bars and enought Hotels near the center
Famous for the massive Meenakshi Temple that attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims annually, Madurai has managed to resist the trend towards modernity that has put so many other Indian cities firmly on the global map. Although still fairly large at about 2 million people, Madurai is not Delhi or Mumbai or Bangalore. And despite the economic boom those cities have experienced recently, you get the sense that few residents of Madurai would exchange their rich, traditional, uncompromised culture for a chance at a few more rupees. With the exceptions of Coke and Pepsi, still served in heavy glass bottles, you won't find many examples of Western culture creeping in to this area, or at least not too quickly. The phenomenal temple, the warm, welcoming people, and the fantastic local food - perhaps best sampled at the Meenaksi Bhavan chain - will likely keep you in Madurai longer than your guidebook led you to expect.