Chennai, Dec 23: President Ram Nath Kovind today arrived in Madurai on his maiden visit to Tamil Nadu after assuming office.
The President offered prayers at the Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram, around 600 km from here, and also paid tribute to late former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at his memorial there.
Earlier, Kovind flew in from Delhi to Madurai and where he received a warm welcome by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. From Madurai, he flew to Mandapam in an helicopter and then went to Rameswaram by car.
Later, the President will attend the valedictory function of the 32nd Indian Engineering Congress organised by the Institution of Engineers (India).
Spending the night at the Raj Bhavan here, Kovind will head towards Hyderabad on Sunday morning.