Madurai, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Madurai, India

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Madurai.

If you go to Gandhi Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Thirumalai Nayak Palace, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Madurai.

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

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January

January in this region can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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February

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

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March

March is a scorcher and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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April

If you go to Madurai in April, you will notice that it is blindingly hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

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May

Traveling to Madurai in May, you will notice that it is blindingly hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (high 30s C).

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June

If you vacation in Madurai during June, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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July

July for Madurai is scorchingly hot. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August for Madurai is a scorcher. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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September

If you are traveling to Madurai in September, you will notice that it is unbearably hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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October

In October, Madurai can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Madurai, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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November

If you are traveling to Madurai in November, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

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

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