The Pilgrim city, Madurai which is abounded by monuments, glorious traditions and ancient cultural wonders in India is situated in banks of ‘Vaigai' river. Madurai Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple that has patronized literature, art, music and dance ever since its inception is also one of the greatest architectural marvels in India . People in Madurai have high respect for the culture and tradition of the city. Ballads, folk dances and dramas are very popular. The entire city is built around the Meenakshi Amman temple. Madurai Meenakshi temple attracts six thousand visitors a day. It attained 26th place in the list of top nominees for the new Seven Wonders of the World. In brief, it is a beautiful and culturally-significant place to visit and enjoy.
Madurai was the seat of the Tamil Academy in the past. The city has been a centre for learning and pilgrimage for centuries. Madurai is famous for textile market. The ‘Sungudi' saries, a particular type of gorgeous saries, are Madurai 's best. Jasmine flowers of Madurai district are known all over the country. They carry a special fragrance unique to Madurai . Tons of flowers are exported to other countries for producing perfumes.