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Madurai, located on banks of river Vaigai, is one of the oldest cities of India, with a history dating all the way back to the Sangam period of the Pre Christian era.  Madurai apparently... Read more

  • Flag of India Country: India
  • Type: Airport
  • IATA: IXM

Introduction

Madurai, located on banks of river Vaigai, is one of the oldest cities of India, with a history dating all the way back to the Sangam period of the Pre Christian era.  Madurai apparently named for the nectar that flowed from Shiva’s hair as a blessing for the new city (Madhuram is the Tamil word for sweetness) was built by the Pandyan king Kulasekara.  It was the capital of a kingdom that ruled much of South India during the 4th Century B.C and that conducted trade as far as...

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