Madurai, synonymously known as the city that never sleeps, is a city oozing with a thriving Tamil culture that has been inherited over centuries. Madurai existed since 300 BC and has even had trade with Rome back then. Many Greek accounts including that of Megasthenes speak of Madurai which is featured as ‘Methora’ in his accounts. No Tamil Literature ceases to miss the city of Madurai. The third Tamil Sangam, the coming together of major scholars, took place in Madurai, giving it the name ‘Koodal’. Over the years Madurai has emerged as the seat of Tamil Culture, where the ancient language is celebrated with fervour and much of the antiquity has been preserved in its people, and their everyday life. At the very heart of the glorious capital city of the Pandya, is the magnificent Meenakshi Amman Temple. As you explore the Pandyas, you experience the Tamil Culture, the busy tourist city among the bustling lanes full of life, the unique cuisine, the language, and through which all emerges the delightful story of a culture that has been surviving for generations.