Madurai is among the most prominent Hindu pilgrimage centers. It has a rich culture and heritage which dates back to 3rd century B.C. Famous for its numerous temples built on the Dravidian style of architecture, Madurai lies on the flat and fertile plains of the river Vaigai. During summer vacation in Madurai, one can engage in a number of activities and put up at a good Madurai hotel to make for a refreshing experience.
Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India which was ruled by the Pandya kings. Although hot and humid during the summer months, Madurai is flocked by millions of Hindu devotees who come to enjoy the famous Chithrai Festival which takes place during the peak summer months from mid April to May. This carnival function is celebrated with great pomp and show at the famous Meenakshi Sundareshwar temple. Also known as the temple city, there are many other religious places worth visiting during summer vacation in Madurai. One can visit the Kazimar Big Mosque and Maqbara, St. Mary’s Cathedral Church, Goripalayam Dargah and Koodel Azhagar temple. The Gandhi Museum is a must watch amongst other attractive tourist destinations. Moreover, during summers the Eco Park holds light and music fountain shows which are really remarkable to watch. On the outskirts one can visit the Hawa valley which even has a Go-kart track. The MGR Race course stadium is an outstanding sports ground which has a synthetic track. You should not miss on this one on your summer vacation in Madurai. During the hot summer months, Madurai is famous for its special summer drink called ‘Padaneer’ which is prepared from the sap of the palm tree and ‘IIaveer’ or coconut water. A summer vacation in Madurai can be quite interesting and educational which can take you back into history and even let you enjoy with modern sports and amusement activities provided you choose the right Madurai hotel to put up. One can even go shopping at the newly inaugurated Vishal Mall which has been ranked as the best ever made shopping complex in the whole of Tamil Nadu.
Hotels in Madurai
To select from the wide range of hotels in Madurai, Park Plaza, Madurai is a good choice. It is a 2-star property located in close proximity to the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple. Both the railway stations as well as the bus stand are at walking distance from the hotel premises and the airport is at a distance of 12 km. The hotel is well equipped with all modern amenities and provides excellent services as well. It even has a gift-shop/boutique and currency exchange facilities for its foreign tourists. Guests who have stayed here comment, ‘It was my best stay in Madurai during my south trip, the hotel has ideal location and promises a pleasant stay’. The room tariffs of this hotel are Rs. 2,100 per night.