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Chennai, earlier known as Madras or Madarasapatinam, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is located along the Coromandel Coast in the eastern coast of India, off the Bay of Bengal. It is a renowned centre of culture and heritage. Chennai is also an important centre of education and is home to many famous academic institutions. Chennai is a well-known centre of Carnatic music, and it has a lively theatre backdrop as well. It is famous for housing several illustrious Bharata Natyam (traditional dance form of Tamil Nadu) schools and academies. The Tamil film industry, the second largest film industry in India, is based in Chennai. Chennai is well connected with other important cities of India and abroad. The most popular means of travel to Chennai is roadways and there are many bus services available to various towns like Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Tiruvananthapuram among others.
Madurai, also known as the temple city, is located on the banks of River Vaigai. Famous for the magnificent ornate temple, Madurai is also known as ‘thoonganagaram’ or the city that never sleeps. Meenakshi Amman Temple, the landmark temple of Madurai, is dedicated to Parvati and Lord Shiva. Some of the other places with religious importance are Koodal Azhagar Koil, Alagarkovil, Lord Subramanya Temple, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Thiruparankundram, Kazimar Big Mosque, Hazrat Sultan Sikandhar Badushah Dargah and Noopura Gangai. Trek enthusiasts can trek through the Azhagar forest to the highest point in the area called Phalaianaiparai which commands extensive views of the Silambar, Periyaruvi and Bison valley. The national monument Thirumalai Nayak Palace, constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style by Thirumalai Nayakar in 1636 CE, is an example of architectural grandeur. Gandhi Memorial Museum, Eco Park, Rajaji Children Park, and MGR Race Course Stadium are the other attractions in Madurai city.