MMHRC is one of India’s foremost and well-respected medical and academic centers, providing high-quality medical care to international patients and their families. Each year several international patients visit MMHRC for specialized medical treatments. Our competent staff offers personalized assistance to all international patients in scheduling appointments, consultations, second opinions, and treatments, as well as assistance with transportation, accommodation and language interpretation.
A little background on this illustrious temple city will prove helpful before embarking on a trip to Madurai. This city attracts thousands of visitors every year and is one of the foremost pilgrimage centers in India. The main attraction of Madurai is the Meenakshi Temple, dedicated to Lord Sundareshvara.
The history of Madurai can be traced to the 3rd century BC. Evidence record the visit of the Greek historian Megasthenes to Madurai. The city was under the reign of Pandya rulers till 920 AD, when the Cholas inflicted a crushing defeat on them. The Cholas ruled for more than 300 years and were overthrown by the Pandyas in 1223 AD. In 1311, Madurai was attacked by Malik Kafur, General of Alauddin Khilji’s army. Madurai easily fell to the invading army and became a part of the Delhi Sultanate in 1323.
In 1371, the Vijayanagar Empire of Hampi annexed Madurai. They appointed a Nayak who looked after the administration of the city. In 1530, the Nayaks of Madurai declared themselves independent rulers, marking the beginning of the Nayak Dynasty. Thirumalai Nayak was the most prominent ruler of this dynasty. Madurai finally came under the rule of the British in 1781.
Madurai is located at the geographical coordinates of 9.93o North Longitude and 78.12o East Latitude. The city is located at an altitude of 330 feet above sea level. Madurai is bordered by three hills, known as Yanaimalai, Nagamalai, and Pasumalai, and is spread over an area of 22.6 square kilometers.
Madurai weather remains hot and humid for most of the year. The summer months stretch from March to August, with May being the hottest month. The city experiences pleasant weather during the winter months of December, January and February. Madurai experiences monsoons during the months of September, October, and November.
International Patient Services :
Through this website, we have tried to provide you with complete information about our hospital, doctors, and range of services. We've also tried to answer your doubts and queries about why you should choose Meenakshi Mission Hospital in India as your medical care destination. Do take time to find out who we are, where we are, what services we provide and what our hospital facilities are.
Selecting your doctor:
Meenakshi Mission Hospital, with its vast pool of internationally qualified doctors, ensures that you get the best resource in each medical specialty. Our medical fraternity represents over 55 medical specialties and our sub menu ‘Ask a Doctor’ offers you their profiles. You may refer to the name of the doctor you wish to meet at the hospital reception so that we can refer you to the appropriate doctor.
48-hour response time:
Meenakshi Mission Hospital aims to respond to your query within 48 hours, if possible. Depending on the nature of the medical help required the response could include advice on medical procedure along with a quote or if the concerned doctor feels that he/she needs to know more or view recent reports, we will communicate to you accordingly.
If you are traveling abroad for medical reasons for the first time, there are certain pointers to help you plan your journey better.
Your stay in India:
The Admission section at Meenakshi Mission Hospital can help you organize your stay in the city prior to and post your treatment as required.