Monday, 14 October 2013

Preferable season to visit Madurai

          Madurai usually has a hot and dry climate. In the summers the weather is quite hot. Therefore it can be a bit difficult to enjoy the place completely. Though, during the winter months the weather is pleasant. It is neither too hot nor too cold. So the best time to visit Madurai is from October to March. But still, on an average the city can be visited throughout the year as it gets uniform rainfall all the year round. Even if the weather is a bit hot in the summers, you never know when rain might cool you up. Thus, tourists flock Madurai round the year.

Visiting Madurai during the summers is a strict no-no since the temperature tends to get extremely sweltry and muggy during this time of the year. Those traveling to Madurai during this period should stall their travel plans or shun from going out on day excursion trips to avoid being scorched down by the blazing sun. During the summers, the mercury hits a high of 38 degree Celsius, making the weather hugely intolerable. March marks the onset of summer that usually ends by June. Among all the months, May undoubtedly remains the hottest month of the year.

The months of September, October and November offers a welcoming respite from the scorching summers. Being located in the central part of India, Madurai receives meager downpours. However, moderate rainfalls and occasional cloudbursts are good enough to shoot down the temperature levels to great degrees. The average rainfall received by the city is approximately 85 cm. According to the recorded statistics, the city receives an average of 316 cm of rainfall from the Northeast monsoon and 239 cm of rainfall from the Southwest monsoon.

Winters in Madurai are indisputably the best time to make a quick jaunt. During the winter months of December, January and February, the conditions are mildly pleasant with temperature hovering somewhere between 18
0 C - 300 C. The humidity level during this time is certainly low, making it the perfect time to explore the city. Unlike rest of India, the winter nights here remain warm and never get too nippy.

Final Words:
The ideal time to visit the temple city is anytime between October to March. On your visit to Madurai, don't miss out on the opportunity to witness the festivals and other cultural programs that are religiously conducted here. While in the month of April/May, the colorful 'Chitirai Festival' is solemnized for 10 long days, the much-awaited float festival is usually observed in the month of January. If you travel in the month of December, you can city streets filled with myriad artistic patterns drawn by women. Some of the temples also hold cultural programs and Carnatic music sessions. The people of Madurai are traditional and friendly in their outlook. Hence, visiting the city should be an exhilarating experience for you.

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