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The Madurai district is the ninth largest in population of the 32 districts of the state of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India. The city of Madurai serves as the district headquarters. It houses the world-famous Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple and is situated on the banks of the river Vaigai. Thiruparankundram is one of the major tourist place in the district. As of 2011, the district had a population of 3,038,252 with a sex-ratio of 990 females for every 1,000 males. Aside from the city of Madurai, the larger towns are Melur, Avaniapuram, Thirumangalam and Usilampatti. It is an important hub for various film shootings.HistoryMadurai is called with various nicknames like Athens of the East, Thoonga Nagaram (City that never Sleeps), Naan maada koodal (City of Four junctions), Malligai Managar (City of Jasmine), Koodal Managar (City of Junction) Koil Nagar (Temple city) etc. The main kingdoms which ruled Madurai during various times are the Pandyas and the Nayaks.To arrange what you want to do in Madurai District, use our India online driving holiday planner.
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Top Madurai District tours
$95 BOOK WITH VIATOR Cultural immersion in Madurai City, a private tour with guide and car Cultural immersion in Madurai City, a private tour with guide and car
Duration: 8 hours
$116 BOOK WITH VIATOR Day Trip to Rameshwaram (Curated Private Sightseeing Experience from Madurai) Day Trip to Rameshwaram (Curated Private Sightseeing Experience from Madurai)
Duration: 10 hours
$149 BOOK WITH VIATOR Madurai to Rameshwaram Full Day Excursion Madurai to Rameshwaram Full Day Excursion
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
$147 BOOK WITH VIATOR Madurai to Rameswaram Full-Day Tour Madurai to Rameswaram Full-Day Tour
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
$44 BOOK WITH VIATOR Night Ceremony in Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Night Ceremony in Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
$6 BOOK WITH VIATOR Madurai Self-Guided Audio Tour Madurai Self-Guided Audio Tour
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
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