Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD. It was the capital city for the great Pandya kings.
The Pandyan King Kulasekarar built a great temple and created a lotus shaped city around the temple.
There are daily flights to Madurai from Chennai, Bangalore,Tiruchi & Coimbatore. Madurai Airport is 10 Kms away from Madurai City. Madurai is an important railway junction of the Southern Railway and is directly connected to Chennai and Tirunelveli. There are excellent roads connecting Madurai to all parts of South India. Madurai City has 5 Major Bus Stand.
Web : http://www.madurai.com/
Date added : July 26th, 2007
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