Raj Nagar is an area in the temple town of Madurai in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The city centre lies at a distance of 6 km south across the Vaigai river. Situated south of several small lakes, the Sirumalai Reserve Forest is not too far either and is located at a distance of 91 km north. Being in Madurai, temple enthusiasts will also love to visit the place.
Places to Stay
Madurai, as a city, has a couple of good budget hotels. Some of these places which deserve mention are MR International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Tamil Nadu Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Duke Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Taj Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600) and others.
The official language of the area is Tamil. English is also understood in certain places such as hotels.
The important festivals of the area are Pongal in January, Ganesh Chathurthi in August-September and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
The area is not that remote, yet in terms of tourist sites, it has nothing much to offer. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the neighbouring urban hub of Madurai are Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Alagar Koyil and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Madurai Airport at a distance of 16 km.
The closest railway station is the Madurai Junction railway Station at a distance of 5 km.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses pass through the area. Parveen Travels is one of the major operators in the area. Buses to the area are readily available from the centre of the city. The online bus ticket booking facility at Ticketgoose.com can save you a lot of time and energy.