Reasons To Visit Madurai
The city of Madurai is one of the oldest cities in the world known for its many stunning temples and historical sites, making it a fantastic destination for sightseers. Along with this, you can celebrate a wide range of festivals and cultural events across the calendar year to experience the local culture yourself. Undoubtedly the most famous attraction in the city is the Meenakshi Amman Temple complex, although there are plenty of other fascinating landmarks that you must see like the Thirumalai Nayak Palace. The biggest event in Madurai each year is the Chithrai Festival in April-May which sees millions of people celebrate all over the city.
Arriving In Madurai
Madurai Airport is situated around 10 km from the city of Madurai and handles a range of domestic and regional flights including direct flights from the UAE. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Madurai can fly directly out of Dubai. SpiceJet (SpiceJet baggage allowance explained) is the only airline providing flights on this route, with all flights leaving from Dubai International Airport. Read our guide on how to find cheap flights to India.
Madurai Airport as a single passenger terminal which provides both domestic and international flights and offers a decent range of facilities and amenities including plenty of places to eat. Along with a wide selection of restaurants and cafés, the airport offers a variety of shops so you’re sure to find everything you need. When your flight has touched down at the airport, you can find public buses to travel into the city if you are on a budget and don’t want to shell out on a private transfer.
Where To Stay
Madurai Travel Information
UAE nationals traveling to India can go online and get an e-visa which will allow you to stay in the country for up to 60 days. In Madurai the weather can get hot on a similar level to the UAE with average highs of over 40 degrees in May, while over the rest of the year temperatures still stay hot. Although there is a brief period of increased rainfall from September to November, rainfall is less frequent here compared to many other parts of India. Don’t forget to put your clocks forward by one hour and 30 minutes to get on local time, while you will need Indian rupees to make purchases during your stay.
* This information is correct as of March 2019
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