One of the oldest cities in India, Madurai is a popular place for pilgrimage and is famous for its polychrome Dravidian temples, which contrast sharply with the modern buildings that make up the rest of the skyline; this cultural center is unapologetically one of a kind, and it is the perfect place to see the modern bustle of a large Indian city juxtaposed with its gilded heritage. Grab some paruthi paal (a local delight), rent a car in Madurai, and watch this incredible paradox unfold before your eyes.
Buy airfare to Madurai and you'll find yourself at the Madurai International Airport, about 9 miles outside the city proper. You can rent a car in Madurai to explore the epicenter of tourism -- the Meenakshi Temple. Here, admire sculptures, paintings, and a tranquil Golden Lotus Pond before heading off to some of the other sites; there are 14 temples in all, including the spectacular Koodal Alagar Temple in the city's heart. The Gandhi Museum is a must-see for admirers of India's most famous figure, and the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and attached archaeological museum is a great way to get to know the city.
Car rentals in Madurai let you escape the crowds of Madurai in exchange for a chance to feel the wind in your hair. Head an hour north of the city to the Alagar Kovil Reserve Forest to enjoy the calm of nature; T. Kallupatti village, southwest of Madurai, is also a great place for a day trip. You can get a taste of small town India in the village itself, and then explore the local lake and wildlife reserve.
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