The massive white columns of Nayakar Mahal Palace tower above the central courtyard, where black folding chairs are set up for a performance.

24 hours in Madurai

If you’ve only got 24 hours in Madurai, we’ve got a lot of ideas for what to do. We’re excited for you. Madurai is a bustling beehive of a 2500-year-old city.┬áThe River Vaigai flows through the centre of the city and pulses, millet, oil seeds, cotton and sugarcane grow on the fertile plains surrounding the …