Madurai is a old city on the in the South Indian province of Tamil Nadu. Its horizon is commanded by the 14 brilliant gopurams of Meenakshi Amman Temple. Shrouded in brilliant carvings of Hindu divine beings, the Dravidian-style sanctuary is a noteworthy journey site. Millions go to the parades and functions of April's Chithirai Festival observing Meenakshi and Lord Vishnu.
Flower merchants close Meenakshi Amman offer fragrant piles of jasmine and marigolds utilized as reverential contributions. Sound and light shows sensationalize the historical backdrop of Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, a colonnaded 1636 royal residence with Dravidian and Islamic structural highlights. The Gandhi Memorial Museum, in a domed seventeenth century castle, reports the Indian battle for autonomy. Each January or February it has Madurai's Float Festival, in which Hindu symbols are set into the tank on decorative pontoons.