BEST TWO STAR HOTELS IN MADURAI
Originally an agrarian society that dates back to as early as 3rd century BCE, Madurai has undergone rapid changes in the recent decades. Presently the third largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu, Madurai is chiefly known for its temples and religious sites. Small-scale industries such as pottery, dairy farming, carpentry, brick-making, and mat-weaving have flourished in Madurai. The city is also famous for two other things - its jasmine plantations that raise the ‘Madurai Malli’, and a cold beverage by the name of ‘jigarthanda’. Madurai is also fondly referred to as ‘Thoonga Nagaram’ which literally translates to the ‘city that never sleeps’. Lately, Madurai has been observed to attract medical tourism as well. The major festivals celebrated by the residents of Madurai include the Chithirai Festival (Meenakshi Thirukalyanam), Theppotsavam Festival and the Car Festival. Madurai is conveniently reachable by road, rail and air.As the city attracts a large number of tourists (both local and foreign), you will find plenty of two star hotels in Madurai that cater to the niche of travelers seeking standard/stock set of amenities. Two star hotels in Madurai seek to offer guests with an array of amenities that are beyond basic but not lavish. Sometimes managed by the proprietor himself, these hotels mostly span two to four storeys. They are positioned in proximity to economical attractions, major expressways and intersections. While the furnishings offered in room are clean, they remain rudimentary. An in-house restaurant is usually not part of two star hotels but you should be able to find affordable dining options within walking distance.When you plan a trip to Madurai, ensure that visits are scheduled to major landmarks such as Meenakshi Amman Temple an ancient walled Hindu place of worship with a holy tank, Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple a 6th century temple with a pool full of fish and a beautiful facade, Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal temple a Dravidian temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, St. Mary’s Cathedral the seat of Roman Catholicism in Madurai, and Madurai Maqbara an ancient religious site for the Muslims. Dine at restaurants like Heaven’s Park, Amma Mess, Kumar Mess, Chennai Ponnusamy, JB Chicken, Anjappar Chettinad, Arabian Delight and Sri Saravana Bhavan for quality food and beverages at affordable rates.