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One of the oldest cities in South Asia, MADURAI, on the banks of the River Vaigai, has been an important centre of worship and commerce for as long as there has been civilization in south India. Greek ambassador Megasthenes wrote of its splendour in 302 BC, and described its queen, Pandai, as "a daughter of Herakles", while, the Roman geographer Strabo complained the city's silk, pearls and spices were draining the imperial coffers of Rome. This lucrative trade enabled the Pandyan dynasty to erect the mighty Meenakshi-Sundareshwarar temple. Although today surrounded by a sea of modern concrete …
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Royal Court

Located opposite to the railway station, this 3 Star business-class hotel maintains 69 centrally air-conditioned rooms to stay. There are interesting ...