Warm hospitality, benevolent people, incredible food and unbelievably beautiful heritage temples abound in Madurai. A true jewel in Southern India’s crown and one of India’s oldest cities, Madurai embraces modernity, with a booming IT industry, yet continues to preserve its rich cultural past.
Madurai is well-connected to the rest of the state and the country. Madurai Airport services the domestic sector as well as flights to select international destinations including Dubai and Sri Lanka. The airport is about 12km from the city centre.
Madurai Junction is a major rail hub in South India, and connects the city to the rest of the state as well as Trivandrum, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Government-operated buses arrive and depart from the New Bus Stand, about four kilometres from the city. Private buses, which connect the city to major cities from neighbouring states, are also available.
Madurai is connected to the rest of Tamil Nadu as well neighbouring Kerala by a combination of state and national highways.