Beautiful structure sitting in the water in Madurai

Madurai Tours and Travels

About Madurai

A colourful, vibrant city packed with pilgrims, vendors, sacred cows, rickshaws, shops and markets, Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, is one of South India’s oldest cities. Tamil and Greek documents record its existence as early as the 4th century BC. A succession of power struggles and invasions ensued, with the British East India Company finally gaining power over Madurai. Today, its appealingly small size makes it easy to explore and its main attraction - the Sri Meenakshi Temple is a real draw. Gopurams cover the temple from top to bottom and there is a breathtakingly colourful profusion of gods, goddesses, beasts and mythical images.

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Madurai Hotels

If you are planning a Madurai holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

GRT Regency Madurai

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The GRT Regency is a modern, tastefully designed hotel with comfortable rooms that have been elegantly decorated with just a splash of colour. The hotel has extensive business and conferencing facilities as well as a modern gym and health centre to ensure that visitors want for nothing during their stay. Dining options are allow guests to choose from a range of different cuisines including traditional Indian and international. The hotel is only 2 km from the city centre and 3 km from the railway station.

Heritance Madurai

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Heritance is an elegant hotel that boasts a range of opulent accommodation options. Rooms and villas are spacious and filled with only the most luxurious furnishings. Each room also comes with its very own plunge pool. Contemporary Indian and International cuisine is available at the restaurant and a generous selection of beverages can be perused. Heritance Madurai is a resort in the city, built on 17 acres of green gardens, approximately 3 km away from the busy centre of Madurai.

The Gateway Hotel Madurai

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Taj Garden Retreat is a relaxing haven set in 62 acres of landscaped gardens. With floors and furniture combined with comfortable accouterments and colourful bed throws, the rooms are sure to provide guests with a luxurious night's sleep. When hunger strikes, visitors can pay a visit to the onsite dining options and indulge in some fresh, home-cooked regional delicacies, guaranteed to satisfy any palate. The hotel is 15 km from the airport and 6 km from the railway station.

Madurai Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Madurai.

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Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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