Madurai is known to be a famous temple city in India. This traditional city is situated on the banks of the Vaigai River. Madurai is a 2500 year old city which became a commercial center after 550 AD. Tourists are attracted by the temples, prosperous arts and crafts. The city is also called the "Athens of the East" for its fantastic architectural monuments. The best time of the year to visit Madurai would be between Octobers to March since the city is extremely hot during summers.
Budget Hotels in Madurai
There are several star rated and budget hotels in Chennai. Some of them are Hotel Padmam (Tariff-Rs.1,409), Hotel Empee (Tariff-Rs.1,089), Sri Annapoorna Tower (Tariff-Rs.1,294) and Kathir Palace (Tariff-Rs.880).
The official language of Madurai is Tamil. The other languages spoken include English, Saurashtra, Telugu, Urdu and Hindi.
Events in Madurai
Some famous festivals and events of Madurai include Jallikattu(Jan), Chithirai Festival (April / May), Float Festival (Jan-Feb)
Places to See in Madurai
There are several places of tourist attraction in Madurai, though the most famous Meenakshi - Sundareswarar temple (52 kms from Periyar bus stand ), Gandhi Museum (4Kms), Kazimar Big Mosque(1km), Thirumalai Nayak Mahal ( 1km from Meenakshi temple), St. Mary's Church ( 2km from Periyar bus stand), Pazhamudhircholai(10Km north of Madurai).
How to Get There
Madurai Airport is situated about 12km away from the Madurai railway station. It offers domestic flight operations to major cities, while international services are limited only to Colombo.
Madurai Junction is considered to be the second largest revenue division in Southern railway next to the Chennai division.
Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Stand is the mofussil bus stand that is located in Mattuthavani, Madurai. The three leading bus operators / Travels that offer extraordinary services are Abt X bus operator, Sharma Tours bus operator, Madurai Radha bus operator. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.
A town in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, Sattur is located between two rivers Vaippar and Uppodai.river. This place also referred as Sathanur is popular for Ayyanar Temple or Sathurappan Koil. Even tourist visit this place for Lord Shiva and Vishnu temples. This town is also famous for Cottage Industry, Printing press, Fireworks and Match box industries. Sattur is also known for fountain pen nib manufacturing.
Budget Hotels in Sattur
There are good budget hotels in Sattur . Some of them are Burma Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000), Hotel New Kamaliya (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Rayas Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1000) and Arul Abirami Hotel (Tariff – Rs.500).
The official language of Sattur is Tamil The other languages spoken include English.
Events in Sattur
Some of the famous festivals and events in Sattur include Maravar festival ( June)
Places to See in Sattur
There are several places of tourist attraction in Sattur. Some of the places include Irukankudi Marriamman Temple ( 6 kms from bus stand) and Siva Temple ( 7kms from Sattur).
How to Get There
The nearest airport from Sattur is the Madurai Airport. It is located about 77 kms away from the town.
There are direct trains connecting to Chennai, Coimbatore and Bangalore. The town is well connected through railway line and road.
Government operated transport and private bus services are available in this town. Moreover the bus services that connects villages and towns closer by. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Royal Travels , Blue Wings Travels and Kesineni Travels. Avail of bus booking offer when you book your tickets through TicketGoose’s mobile apps.