Our favourite places in India – Madurai

By Debbie Kindness | April 26, 2013

Madurai, meaning Nectar city was named after drops of nectar fell on the spot from Shiva’s locks. Famed for the awe-inspiring Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai is often referred to as the Athens of the east, and with a history dating back more than 2500 years, Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550