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Madurai Travel Guide: 114 reviews and 316 photos
Madurai is Tamil Nadu's oldest city. It's a wonderful place to spend a few days ~ we were here for two and I would have enjoyed spending a bit more time here (the downside of a tour).
Madurai has impressive origins ~ it was the site of the Sangams (literary meetings) some 2000 years ago. . .the Tamil language is considered to be one of the oldest in the world and it has a long poetic history.
The city was apparently originally laid out in a lotus motif, but it has expanded and grown since then. This is a true southern temple town ~ a terrific mix of bazaars, atmospheric streets and a vast temple complex.
My exterior photos don't do the city justice ~ both days were rainy and grey.
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