Madurai is located on the banks of River Vaigai in Tamil Nadu at an elevation of 100 metres. Madurai is built around the Meenakshi Amman Temple, which is one of the religious centers of the ancient city of Madurai. Meenakshi Amman Temple is a Hindu temple, dedicated to Goddess Parvati, known as Meenakshi. Along with Koodal Azhagar Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace being the prominent landmarks of the city. There are some beautiful excursion sites near Madurai. Day trip to Palani and Thirupparamkunram are amongst the popular day trips from Madurai.
Palani is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites located in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. Palani is renowned being one of the holy six Padai Veedu temples of Lord Murugan. It is about 120 km from Madurai and about 152 km from Trichy. It is believed that the Lord Murugan is said to have been in this place and settled down.
Trichy is a small historical town in the state of Tamil Nadu India, situated on the banks of Kaveri. The major attractions of Trichy are Rockfort, the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam and Jambukeswarar temple at Thiruvanaikaval. Trichy is formerly known as Tiruchirapalli gets its name from three â€“headed Aura Tirusiras, who was granted a boon by Lord Shiva here. The city had been under several Empires and dynasties such as Cholas, Pandyas, and Pallavas to British.