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Footloose in Madurai

Chennai may be the capital of Tamil Nadu, but Madurai is the epitome of vivacity and culture. Tamil-born and Tamil-rooted, Madurai is one of the oldest cities in India and a metropolis that traded with ancient Rome! It is adored for its dazzling maze-like temple structures, astonishing village culture, the delicious Chettinad cuisine, and offbeat places that are only close to Madurai! The timeless temples, the traditional cuisine and the distinct lifestyle are a highlight here. For this edition of the Indo Asia Diary, we have handpicked some offbeat experiences that are worth a traveller’s while when in Madurai.