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15th May to 20th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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INR 33,000 - 55,000View Breakdown

Things to do in Madurai in May

Day 1 - Wednesday 15th, May
morning -

Arrive in Madurai by train from Chennai. Check into hotel and rest.

afternoon -

Visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple, an ancient and awe-inspiring temple complex with stunning architecture.

evening -

Head to St. Mary's Cathedral for a peaceful evening and light a candle for personal reflection.

Day 2 - Thursday 16th, May
morning -

Embark on a thrilling trek at Samanar Malai, a natural rock formation with ancient Jain cave temples.

afternoon -

Indulge in a traditional meal at Murugan Idli Shop, famous for its authentic local cuisine.

evening -

Take a leisurely stroll around the Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, an ancient temple tank with serene surroundings.

Day 3 - Friday 17th, May
morning -

Visit the Athisayam Theme Park for some adrenaline-pumping rides and fun attractions.

afternoon -

Stop by at the Amma Mess for a hearty and affordable South Indian meal.

evening -

Relax and enjoy the tranquility at the Gandhi Memorial Museum, an insightful museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

Weather in Madurai in Invalid date
Avg Temp25°C to 33°C
Chance of Rain30%

Madurai has a warm and humid climate. The average temperature in May is between 33°C and 25°C. There is a chance of rain, but it is unlikely to be heavy. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Madurai

Clothing & Apparel

Lightweight, breathable clothing -

Madurai has a warm and humid climate, so it's best to pack clothing that will keep you cool and comfortable.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking in Madurai, so make sure to wear shoes that are comfortable and supportive.

A light jacket or sweater -

Evenings can be cool, so it's a good idea to pack a light jacket or sweater.

Traditional Indian clothing (optional) -

If you're interested in experiencing the local culture, you can pack some traditional Indian clothing to wear.


Sunglasses -

The sun can be strong in Madurai, so it's a good idea to pack sunglasses to protect your eyes.

Hat -

A hat can help to protect you from the sun and keep you cool.

Scarf -

A scarf can be used to protect your neck from the sun, or to cover your head if you're visiting a religious site.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport -

You'll need your passport to enter India.

Visa -

If you're not from India, you'll need to get a visa before you travel.

Money -

You can exchange currency in Madurai, but it's a good idea to bring some cash with you as well.

Credit cards -

Credit cards are widely accepted in Madurai.

Debit cards -

Debit cards are also widely accepted in Madurai.

Travel insurance -

Travel insurance is a good idea in case of any unexpected events.

First-aid kit -

A first-aid kit can come in handy for minor injuries.

Medications -

If you take any medications, be sure to pack enough to last you your entire trip.

Good to have

Camera -

Madurai is a beautiful city, so you may want to bring a camera to capture your memories.

Binoculars -

Binoculars can be useful for birdwatching or sightseeing.

Guidebook -

A guidebook can help you to learn more about Madurai's history and culture.

Travel journal -

A travel journal can be a great way to record your experiences in Madurai.


Phone -

Your phone can be used for staying in touch, taking photos, and navigating the city.

Charger -

Don't forget to pack your phone charger.

Power bank -

A power bank can be useful for keeping your electronics charged on the go.

Travel adapter -

If you're from outside of India, you'll need to pack a travel adapter.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash, credit cards, and debit cards are widely accepted in Madurai.

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Budget for Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR33,000 - 55,000

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
flight expense
INR 8,000- 12,000
INR 10,000- 20,000
INR 6,000- 8,000
local travelling
INR 2,500- 5,000
INR 1,500- 2,500
INR 5,000- 7,500
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Make sure to carry sufficient cash, as some local shops and markets may not accept cards.
  • Take suitable precautions against mosquitoes and stay hydrated during outdoor activities.

*Disclaimer - Please note that the travel budget suggestions provided by Trip Garuda are generated through AI algorithms based on available data and user input. While we strive for accuracy, these estimates may not reflect real-time pricing or unforeseen expenses. We recommend using these figures as a general guide and encourage you to conduct further research and budgeting based on your specific travel requirements.