Madurai is the third largest city in India. You can find temples in almost every lane of the city and hence it is also known as the “Temple city of India”. It is situated at a distance of 498 kilometers south-west of Chennai. A Madurai map can help you explore this place. The climate is dry and hot and the region experiences northeast monsoon rains during October-December. Madurai has lot of beautiful places to visit. The most common reason for you to visit Madurai is the Meenakshi Temple.
Madurai is connected to all the major cities of India by air, road and rail. Madurai airport is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from the city. Both domestic and international flights are available. There are daily flights to Madurai from Chennai, Bangalore, Tiruchi and Coimbatore. Among the carriers are Spice Jet, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, and Air India. Online booking systems are available for Madurai flights.
Madurai travels offer well experienced transport services in the city. Both A/C and non-A/C vehicles like Ambassador, Qualis, Ford Ikon, Tempo traveller and Toyota corolla are available for site-seeing. The price ranges are affordable; hotel accommodation charges are not included. Star hotels, lodges as well as budget hotels are available for accommodation. They come in various rates, ranging from low-priced to luxury, which you can avail according to your budget.
The Gateway Hotel
It was earlier known as the “Taj Residency” and is a luxury hotel. It is a 100-year-old hotel situated in the midst of green landscapes of Pasumalai Hills. The hotel has 50 A/C rooms and is categorized into standard rooms, old-world rooms, superior rooms and deluxe rooms. All the rooms are spacious and are well-furnished with attached balconies that provide a beautiful view of the place. There is 24-hour Wi-Fi connectivity, swimming pool, outdoor games, fitness centre, multi-cuisine restaurant and bar and many other amenities.
This resort covers an area of 20 acres of green land, and it is situated just 25 km from Madurai city. You can enjoy an authentic cultural environment during your stay at the resort. The resort has a cultural centre where you can enjoy folk dance, martial art, classical arts and ethnic dinner. The resort has 15 AC cottages, traditional restaurants, bar, 24 hour room facilities, yoga and meditation centre and large car-parking facilities.