Madurai, the most famous of the temple towns of the south is known for the Meenakshi Temple.
Temperature: (deg C) Summer- Max. 37.5, Min. 36.3; Winter- Max. 21.6, Min. 20.9., Best Season: Throughout the year.
Places of Interest: Meenakshi Temple- 1.6 kms, Tirumalai Nayak Palace- 2 kms, Mariamman Tank, Koodal Alagar Temple, Gandhi Museum and Government Museum (Timings: 1000-1300 hours & 1400-1800 hours. Closed on Wednesdays).
Excursions: Alagar Koil- 21 kms, Tiruparan Kundram- 8 kms, Pazhamudhirchglai- 25 kms, Srivilliputhur- 74 kms, Vaigai Dam- 69 kms, Kodaikanal- 120 kms, Trichy- 142 kms.
Reach - By Air: Connected with Madras, Calicut and Bombay. By Rail: Connected via Madras with all the main places. By Rail: Madras- 472 kms, Trichy- 142 kms, Rameshwarm- 139 kms, Kanyakumari- 232 kms, Tirunelveli- 151 kms, Kodaikanal- 120 kms, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary- 136 kms, Palani- 122 kms, Thanjavur- 223 kms, Bangalore- 446 kms, Bombay- 1454 kms.