Madurai, the city of incense and chiming cymbals, is one of the oldest in India! Dubbed the “Athens of the East’, the historical city was reputedly visited by learned men from Rome and Greece, including Megasthenes in the 3rd century BC! Cozily nestled amidst the towering mountains, this is an energetic city of contrasts where Hindu Gods and a growing IT industry go hand in hand. Discover the famous labyrinthe-like Meenakshi Temple, one of the greatest examples of Dravidian architecture that millions flock to every year. Apart from its international sports championships, and beautiful jasmine blooms, Madurai is well known for its numerous festivals, including the Rath Yatra, where a holy chariot is pulled across the city by hundreds of devotees!