Madurai – The Athens of the East


Have you heard of The Athens of the East? I hadn’t, that name alone caught my attention and dragged me into this post, I had to learn more.

Voyager’s complete guide to visiting Madurai

This post from Voyager, a travel blog run by couple Sandy and Vyjay, acts as a great introduction to this city. It is packed information, including lots about the history of the city and its main point of interest, the Meenakshi Temple.

The post also suggests other places to see during your visit, such as the Gandhi Museum and Alagar Koyili as well as suggestions for where to stay and what to eat during your visit to Madurai.


Visiting the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai

Here’s what Sandy has to say about his post: “Madurai, which is also known as the Athens of the East, is a vibrant city with a history dating back 2500 years. A perpetual colourful cultural extravaganza where the fragrance of the Jasmine flowers mingles with the aroma of coffee. Divinity brushes shoulders with food and devotion surges ahead with art and architecture. Madurai is indeed a fascinating place, get immersed in the enigmatic city, check out our guide to Madurai, now live on our site.”

What are you waiting for? Discover just why Madurai is known as The Athens of The East . . . The complete travel guide to Madurai.

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4 thoughts on “Madurai – The Athens of the East”

  1. Thanks for sharing this informative and comprehensive blog. This is very interesting article. The pictures are really beautiful and the way you explained about the places to visit it also great.


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