IntroductionMadurai city is a must-see city in the itinerary of every tourist, whether Indian or Foreign. In fact, the latter do stay back for at least three days to experience this lovely city from all aspects. While in Madurai, it is the Meenakshi temple that is a treat to watch.
Prema Vilas There are several landmarks in this city and food is one of them. One such sweet shop that is very well known for its sweet products is a shop called Prema Vilas, located in the Town Hall area. One can always take a local bus to reach here. This is a very famous sweet shop selling the celebrated Tirunelveli Halwa. A good account of this hotel has been published in a reputed Tamil weekly Magazine, Kalki (dated 12.8.2018), on pages 48 and 49. The locals also swear by this shop. There is another item that is sold here and that is the spicy "milagu sev". Hundreds of other varieties of both sweet and spicy items are sold here. There is now an online booking facility too. The special variety of "samba" wheat is purchased all the way from Gujarat. Pure Ghee and the high-quality cashew nuts are also added to the Halwa. The shop has experienced chefs who have maintained the quality consistently. The raw material suppliers have a long-standing relationship with the owners of this sweet shop.
Mr Saravanan, the owner of this hotel, owes the success of Prema Vilas to the grace of Goddess Meenakshi, the pride of Madurai.
Tourists who believe in buying high-quality stuff may please do visit this sweet shop the next time they are in Madurai.