National Highway 45 and 45B connects Madurai to Chennai. Madurai can be reached from Bengaluru via NH 49.
Madurai has three bus terminals - M.G.R. Bus Stand (Mattuthavani), Arappalayam (for inter city buses) and Periyar Bus Stand (for intra city buses).
Madurai Domestic Airport, Avaniyapuram.
The airport has direct connectivity with international destinations like Colombo, Dubai and Singapore. It is also well connected with popular domestic destinations like Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.
Madurai Junction is the major railway station serving the city.
Madurai has a hot tropical climate. It is a destination that can be visited any time of the year. However, for the best experience, visit the destination during December to February.
History, culture, and nature come together at Samanar hills, a rocky stretch of hillocks, known for its many Jain and Hindu monuments dotted across its landscape. Locally known as Thiruvuruvagam, Samanar malai or Melmalai, the Samanar hills is located near Keelakuyilkudi village in the Madurai district.
Bustling and yet soulful, ancient and yet modern, cultured and progressive, Madurai epitomises the best of Tamil Nadu. Part 12 of an Outlook special on tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu.1 month ago