One of the ancient cities of India, Madurai in Tamil Nadu boasts of a rich past which dates back to the Sangam period. It is also a well known pilgrimage attraction because of the large number of temples which depicts the architectural works of yore. Madurai was a centre of Tamil literature in ancient times. Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple is one of the tourist attraction in Madurai, the Thirumalai Nayak Palace that was built in 1636 with the help of an Italian architect, is worth taking a look at for its beautiful architectural work. Also the Gandhi Museum, Thirupparamkundram, Azhagar Kovil and Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam are a major tourist spot. Tourism industry is growing rapidly here and you will definitely enjoy the vacations in Madurai thanks to the tourist friendly atmosphere.