Some practical information
The best time to visit Madurai is December to March.
Visitors to India need a visa.
Check with your doctor regarding vaccinations. Take mosquito repellent spray.
Madurai Seed is pinned on the Google map opposite.
A hotel close to Madurai Seed (1.7km) is the Hotel North Gate: it's good value, safe, clean, has air-conditioning, ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms, wifi, laundry service and a restaurant.
The neighbourhood around the hotel (Goripalayam) has shops, open-air markets, cash dispensers, a post office, small temples, a mosque. Towards Madurai Seed is the Gandhi Memorial Museum.
Another hotel option is the JC Residency: somewhat more expensive, but a category higher, and about the same distance from Madurai Seed.
Cash dispensers (ATMs) accept major credit cards and also the Swiss Bankers TravelCash Card.
Madurai airport is mostly domestic, and there are no direct flights from Europe. There are several daily flights to Chennai, which is also connected by train (two express trains daily in 8-9 hours).