Madurai, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Madurai, India? If you're planning to go to Madurai, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Madurai, India

Based on the climate and weather in Madurai, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Madurai, India by month

January

If you vacation in Madurai during January, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

February

Traveling to Madurai in February, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

March

Traveling to Madurai in March, you will notice that it is sizzling and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

April

Traveling to Madurai in April, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Rain coat
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

May

May here is scorchingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts

June

June in Madurai is a scorcher. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) to high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

July

July in Madurai can be sizzling. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses

August

August in Madurai is sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

September

September in Madurai is scorchingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Tank tops
  • Umbrella
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

October

October for Madurai is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat

November

November here is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses

December

If you go to Madurai in December, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Madurai, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Madurai, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Madurai
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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