A large number of festivals in Madurai attract the inhabitants as well as other tourists from all over the world.
Chithirai: Among all the popular festivals, the two week long Chithirai Festival is considered to be one of the biggest celebrations in the city.
Pongal: This festival is celebrated in the month of January is commonly known as the Harvest Festival. The three-day festival is conducted to thank the Sun, the nature and the cattle for providing the farmers a good quality of harvest. Jallikattu is more of a sport than a festival and is conducted mainly in villages. It is a major part of the Pongal celebrations.
There are various other festivals in Madurai that are celebrated with great fun including Festival of the Cradle, Avanimoolam Festival, Float Festival and Dance Festival.
To witness the eye-catching architecture of the city, every year large number of tourists comes down to the city to enjoy their vacation. For them the city offers a perfect and comfortable accommodation at reasonable cost. The hospitality and facilities provided are just awesome and this has let the tourism industry flourish in the city.
December to February is the winter season and the temperature ranges between 20 and 29 degrees Celsius. It is the best time to visit Madurai as the climate is very pleasant at this time of the year.Summer Season in Madurai
Summers in Madurai are extremely hot. The temperature ranges between 24 and 34 degrees Celsius. Hence, tourists avoid visiting this place and it is not the best time to visit Madurai.Monsoon Season in Madurai
June to August is the monsoon season. The city experiences heavy rainfall in the season. South west monsoon crosses the region during these months. Nature lovers consider this as the best season to visit Madurai.
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Best SeasonOctober - Mar
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