When it comes to getting the best out of your time here, keep in mind that Manamadurai is merely the tip of the iceberg; Tamil Nadu has been blessed with a treasure-trove of natural and man-made attractions. If you're looking for other places to check out, you'll find Panangudi, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest, and Silaiman 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast.
A good way to get a true feel for a destination is by learning about its history. While here, be sure to see the area's historic palaces. Discover some of the pieces of the region's rich cultural makeup at Tamil Nadu's great history museums and palaces.
Those who like to combine learning with leisure are sure to enjoy the region's wildlife spotting tours and city walking tours.
Sometimes, the most rewarding vacation moments are to be found in a region's restaurants and cafés. Lentils and also spices are commonly used in meals here. Follow the lead of the locals and try masala dosa (thin crepe with dips) or sambar (lentil and vegetable stew). When it is the final course, you can also try shahi tukda (bread pudding).
When booking your vacation to Manamadurai, it's good to remember that the handiest major airport, Madurai Airport, is located in in Madurai, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest.