How to reach Madurai – the City of Temples!
| Published: May 12, 2015 6:30 PM IST
Published: May 12, 2015 6:30 PM IST | Updated: May 12, 2015 6:20 PM IST
Madurai is the third largest city in Tamil Nadu. This city is famous for its Temples built by Pandyan and Madurai Nayak kings in the Dravidian style of architecture. Madurai offers numerous places to see for visitors, each with a tale to tell. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage centres in India. So, if you are planning a visit to this Temple City, here’s how you can reach it.
Madurai Airport is located around 12-15 km from the main city. It is well connected to the major cities in India. Direct International flights are available from Colombo, Sri Lanka and Dubai. Those traveling from other countries can fly to Chennai and hop on to a connecting flight from there to Madurai. One can hire a cab from Madurai airport to reach the city.
Trains form an important mode of transport to enter the city. Madurai is well-connected by trains to Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi. There are daily trains from Chennai to Madurai.
Madurai is situated on National Highways NH-7, NH-45B, NH-49. The city is well-connected by buses to all major cities in Tamil Nadu. Bus services are also available to neighboring states of Kerala and Karnataka. One can opt for AC as well as non-AC buses to commute to Madurai.