Madurai is one of the primeval cities (more than 2,500 years old) located on the banks of River Vaigai and it’s the third largest city in Tamil Nadu. Madurai is one of the many temple towns in the state and referred by various names including “Temple City”, “Koodal”, “Malligai Maanagar”, “Naanmadakoodal”.
There are a number of famous spirit festivals celebrated and making an important part in esteeming its cultural heritage. Madurai has become a big commercial centre in the south for the textile industry. Also, this textile industry still uses its ancient techniques of weaving. Madurai is also known for its unique architectural majesty, customs & traditions, magnificent artwork, handicrafts, ballads, folk dances.