Madurai morning
Photo by Cotaro


Temple, palace and street food

A blast from the past, Madurai has managed to remain true to the traditions of Tamil Nadu. At least, the centre of the city has the feel of a distant past, and with its centre piece, Meenakshi Amman Temple, it has an unrivalled attraction. Especially for non-Indian first-time visitors to India, who have decided to only visit Kerala, a detour to Madurai may be worth considering for a more full-on India experience than Kerala will ever be able to deliver.

Recommended activities: Meenakshi Amman Temple, Gandhi Museum, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Vanakkam Madurai, Foodies Day Out, Storytrails Madurai

Resources for Madurai: Wikipedia, Places, 500px, flickr, YouTube, Weather, Map