Madurai is recognized as The City of Temples, and the title is relevant to the core. The city is lined-up with vibrantly colored gopurams and temple buildings that grab the attention from a long distance. The city is also called "Thoonga Nagaram" because of its enthusiastic nightlife.  Madurai is famous for its beautiful river Vaiga which is divine with the presence of Meenakshi Amman Temple. The residence of the earlier King, Thirumalai Palace which lies closer to the temple is another garland for the temple.

Apart from its stunning architecture, Madurai is also famous for its exciting festivals like the Chithirai Festival and Car Festival. The art and architecture of the city add the grandiosity of this holy land.