Temples, monuments and ancient cultural wonders abound in Madurai. It is even called “The Athens of the East”. Madurai’s Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is one of the greatest architectural marvels of India.
Madurai Meenakshi temple attracts six thousand visitors a day and gets an annual revenue of rupees sixty million. It attained 26th place in the list of top nominees for the new Seven Wonders of the World. Madurai is firmly anchored in Tamil literature and tradition.