Madurai- a city that has been in existence for millennia, a city that can be compared to ancient Rome, a city that offers a glimpse into the soul of Tamil Nadu. Madurai truly is the essence of this South Indian state where the legends and myths of ancient Sanskrit epics come to life. The city, one of the oldest in the country, also reflects everything that screams ' India!' in this modern age. With the time-honoured Meenakshi Amman Temple at its center, life in Madurai is driven by a booming IT sector. Kovalam is a lovely little beach town in Kerala. Translating to mean ' a grove of coconut trees' , Kovalam's name is truly deserved as many coconut trees surround the city. Kovalam’s .