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Winters (October to February)
The best time to visit Madurai is in the winter months of October to February.
Monsoons (July and August)
The monsoon helps bring temperatures down and those who want to see the natural landscape come alive should travel during the months of July to August.
Summer is hot and sultry and can make exploring the city uncomfortable.
Madurai is easily accessible from different parts of the country by air and rail. It’s also connected to the southern region of India by road.
Air: Madurai Airport is one of the points of entry by air. Flights can be booked from Chennai and a few major Indian cities. Travelers coming in from abroad will arrive at the nearest international airport, Chennai International Airport.
Rail: Traveling by train is the preferred mode of entry for many domestic tourists. The railway station is connected to many cities in India. If you’re traveling from Chennai, it takes about 8 hours to reach Madurai.
Road: Travelers coming in from cities in South India can take a bus to Madurai. It takes about 8 to 10 hours to get here from Chennai.
Madurai has many points of interest with temples topping the list. Check out these must-visit places that you can’t afford to miss –
Temple-hopping is the top activity for most visitors. With so many temples to see,
it’s a must that you check them out. However, there are other things to do such as –
Visitors have their pick of resorts in Madurai, some catering to budget travelers and others to luxury travelers. Here are the best places to stay at in the city –
South Indian cuisine dominates in Madurai and when you’re here, you must sample as many local dishes as possible. From dosai to idli to sweets to meals served on banana leaves, you’ll never run out of food to try. Here are some of the best places to eat at –
Buses and auto rickshaws are the best ways to get around the city. Renting a car is possible but unless you have experience driving on Indian roads, it’s best avoided.
Handlooms, silk sarees, carvings and bell metal lamps are some of the most popular things to buy in Madurai. You can get them as these favorite shopping places –
Madurai has a long history and a visit here will immediately immerse you in it. There are several famous monuments that should make their way into your itinerary. They are –
The city is famed for its numerous temples, most featuring detailed Dravidian architecture with pyramid shaped towers and figures of deities. Here are some of the most noted temples in Madurai –