Madurai is the third-largest city of Tamil Nadu?, and is also called the Athens of the East. Tourists must explore historical and cultural sites, naturally scenery, religious temples, and many more.
Interestingly, Madurai is essentially an agrarian society and the main crops are cotton and paddy. This place is important for rubber production and has been an important educational and industrial hub. Some of the industries present here are granite manufacturing, chemical, rubber, and automobile. Small-scale industries are the main employment generators, employing around two lakh people. Another industry helping educated youth to fulfill their dreams is the IT and software technology.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Madurai Airport has an integrated terminal that serves both domestic and international airlines.
It has been modernized at a cost of US$ 20 million or 1.29 billion rupees. The terminal building can accommodate 500 passengers, including arrival and departure. The parking area is capable of accommodating ten buses and 375 cars. Some of the terminal facilities available include more than enough counters for check-in, security, custom, immigration; X-ray scanners; etc. Other facilities are business centers, lounges, wireless Internet access, Internet connectivity, restrooms, cafeteria, restaurants, shops, etc.
Flights operating from the airport include Air India, SpiceJet, Mihin Lanka, and Jet Airways. The most popular destinations are Chennai, Delhi, Colombo, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Dubai. Passengers can get taxis and rental cars for transport.
More Information on Madurai
Madurai is spread over 248 sq km and the population is 10,16,885. Tamil and English are the languages spoken here. The must-visit places in Madurai are:
- Sri Meenakshi-Sundareswarar Temple
- Mariamman Teppakulam
- Gandhi Museum
- Alagar Koil
- Thirupparankundram Temple
- Thirumalai Nayak Palace
- Vaigai Dam
The best time to visit Madurai is from October to March.