Madurai travel guide

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You're Going to Love Madurai

With a population of 909 908, Madurai is a must-see destination in Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Madurai deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Madurai

Madurai in February
Estimated hotel price
$22
1 night at 3-star hotel
Madurai in February
Estimated hotel price
$22
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Madurai in May, when the average temperature is 32 °C, and the highest can go up to 38 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 20 °C, with an average temperature of 25 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 173 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Madurai, with an average rainfall of 9 mm.

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How to Get to Madurai

Plane

When flying to Madurai, you’ll arrive at Madurai (IXM), which is located 10 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Madurai, you’ll arrive at Madurai (IXM), which is located 10 km from the city centre.

Airports near Madurai

Airlines serving Madurai

Air France
Good (882 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (777 reviews)
Air India
Okay (2,139 reviews)
SriLankan Airlines
Good (34 reviews)
Batik Air
Good (31 reviews)
Scoot
Good (223 reviews)
VietJet Air
Okay (63 reviews)
SpiceJet
Okay (48 reviews)
Air India Express
Good (3 reviews)
AirAsia
Good (119 reviews)
IndiGo
Good (272 reviews)
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Where to stay in Madurai

Average rates range from around $47 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $94 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Madurai

Most booked hotels in Madurai

The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$156+
Heritage Madurai
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$150+
Hotel Vijay
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
$21+
Hotel Supreme
Okay (4.6, Okay reviews)
$18+

Hiring a car in Madurai

Expect to pay $2.06 per litre in Madurai (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $24.65 and $32.86. The most frequently booked car type in Madurai is Full-size (Class Full-size SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Class Compact Car or similar) is, on average, 26% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $2.06 per litre in Madurai (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $24.65 and $32.86. The most frequently booked car type in Madurai is Full-size (Class Full-size SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Class Compact Car or similar) is, on average, 26% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.