To really understand the profound nature of southern Indian civilisation, you first need to develop a passion for the mosaic of cultures that are found here. This is a place where every single painting and sculpture features a deity of some kind. Madurai holidays will take you to a typical town of southern India, which is also one of the oldest. Charming and historic, there is a palpable fervour surrounding the town,
thanks in part to the huge labyrinthine baroque temple of Sri Meenakshi, which lies at its heart. In the bustle of the surrounding bazaars, you’ll find that pilgrims rub shoulders with businessmen and beggars. Discover all our ideas for Madurai trips.