Holidays to Madurai

Madurai is a city in southern India, and one of the oldest on the sub-continent. The city’s founding date is unclear, but historians accept that it has been continuously inhabited since multiple century’s BC. It was one of the most important Asiatic trading cities during Greek and Roman times, and …

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How to get to Madurai

Here's what you need to know about getting to Madurai. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Madurai takes 14 hours, 15 minutes.

When to go to Madurai

Typical Holiday Price

£625 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Madurai varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - December is the cheapest month to go to Madurai.

Where to stay in Madurai

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Madurai, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Madurai

Anisha Shah | Trip by SkyscannerMeenakshi Amman Temple
Meenakshi Amman Temple
Evan Roth-Howe | Trip by SkyscannerAlagar Koil
Alagar Koil
Jawahar Vasanthavel | Trip by SkyscannerTeppakulam
Francisco Anzola | FlickrThirumalai Nayakkar Mahal
Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal
dalbera | FlickrInmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple
Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple
Balaji Photography - 5 ,400,000+ views - | FlickrThirumohoor Kalameghaperumal Temple
Thirumohoor Kalameghaperumal Temple
varunshiv | FlickrVandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam
cotaro70s | FlickrArulmigu Kallazhagar Temple, Azhagar Temple
Arulmigu Kallazhagar Temple, Azhagar Temple
Sissssou2 | FlickrAyiram Kaal Mandapam
Ayiram Kaal Mandapam
Emilie C. | Trip by SkyscannerDHAN Foundation
DHAN Foundation

Reviews of Madurai


I had a good time when I visited. The only problem is with the temperature. Nice time to visit is during April for festival and during winter season.


Omg the whole city is amazing .. Taste food .. Good culture .. Nice to visit with family and friends ..

Matthias Hagemann
Matthias HagemannStuttgart

Very intersting city, easy to spend some days enjoy the city and visit beautiful temples, lot of good bars and enought Hotels near the center

Evan Roth-Howe
Evan Roth-HoweBoston

Famous for the massive Meenakshi Temple that attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims annually, Madurai has managed to resist the trend towards modernity that has put so many other Indian cities firmly on the global map. Although still fairly large at about 2 million people, Madurai is not Delhi or Mumbai or Bangalore. And despite the economic boom those cities have experienced recently, you get the sense that few residents of Madurai would exchange their rich, traditional, uncompromised culture for a chance at a few more rupees. With the exceptions of Coke and Pepsi, still served in heavy glass bottles, you won't find many examples of Western culture creeping in to this area, or at least not too quickly. The phenomenal temple, the warm, welcoming people, and the fantastic local food - perhaps best sampled at the Meenaksi Bhavan chain - will likely keep you in Madurai longer than your guidebook led you to expect.

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