Madurai is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu that remains historically significant, boasts cultural relevance, attracts a huge number of pilgrims, and also happens to be a hotspot for tourists. Located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai is a city famous for its sacred architecture, friendly locals, and delicious South Indian cuisine. Manufacturing industry (rubber, chemicals, granite and automobiles, to name a few) has been the backbone of its economy. The Vaigai river splits the city of Madurai into two almost-equal halves. The Periyar Dam is the main source of water for irrigation purposes in the fields situated in/around Madurai. The city stays connected to the rest of the country owing to its well-planned roadways (NH 45 B, NH 208, NH 49, and NH 7), railways (Madurai Junction Station) and airways (Madurai International Airport). Madurai is one of the leading hubs of Tamil culture, art forms, and literature. The economy of Madurai used to be agrarian, but now it has risen to tier-II status with a flourishing I.T industry. The city is home to several corporate offices and manufacturing units and therefore, business hotels in Madurai aren’t the most difficult to find. The best business hotels in Madurai have positioned themselves well within reach of some of the business areas in the city. Business hotels usually have (one or two) conference rooms (with projector facility) and free WiFi connectivity, besides remaining conveniently accessible from the heart of the city and facilitating quick check-ins and check-outs. An in-house restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner is commonly part of a business hotel. When a trip to Madurai is being planned, make sure visits are scheduled to the city’s prominent landmarks such as Meenakshi Amman Temple an ancient temple with a sacred tank (now synonymous with the city itself), Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple a 6th century temple having a large pool, Thirumohoor Kalamegaperumal temple a Dravidian temple frequented by the devotees of Lord Vishnu, St. Mary’s Cathedral a hub for Roman Catholics, and Madurai Maqbara an old Muslim heritage site. Restaurants such as Chennai Ponnusamy, Kumar Mess, JB Chicken, Heaven’s Park, Chennai Ponnusamy, JB Chicken, Amma Mess, Arabian Delight, and Sri Saravana Bhavan Anjappar Chettinad offer quality food in Madurai.
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