Madurai

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Madurai (Tamil: மதுரை) is the third largest city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India and was ruled by Pandya kings over most of its history. The city is famous for is rich heritage and promoting Tamil language through "Sangams". The city has been in existence since about 4th century B.C and is mentioned in ancient texts of Greeks, Romans and Arabs. The Meenakshi Amman temple situated in the heart of the city is famous, and there are a number of temples in and around the city. The "Maha Kumbabhishekam" of the temple was performed in April 2009 after the renovation (re-painting) work on the gopurams(towers) of the temple. It is usually performed once every 14 years or more. There are numerous remarkable sculptures on the gopurams as well as inside the premises of the temple. Look out for the "yaali", a mythical creature similar to a dragon on the pillars in the 'pragaram' of the temple. Also, keep looking at the ceiling to catch a glimse of the beautiful ancient paintings that adorn them. Madurai is also an important transit point for travelers bound south and also a local commercial hub.

Country:
India
Region:
Asia
Population:
1,500,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
5 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
Best coffee:
Cafe Coffee Day
Cashless society:
No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)
Best taxi app:
Power:
230V50Hz
Ambulance:
102, 108, 112
Fire department:
101, 112
Police:
100, 112

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