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Madurai Vacations

Experience ancient Indian culture with modern touches when you book Madurai vacations. One of the oldest continuously populated cities in the world, Madurai is located along the River Vaigai on the southern peninsula of India. This bustling metropolis is home to sacred temples and cultural institutions.

Major Attractions

Madurai vacation packages give you a host of cultural places to experience. Sri Meenakshi Temple, surrounded by ancient stone walls, is the largest sculptural complex in Tamil Nadu and a must-see attraction. Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, a grand palace, is an architectural wonder blending Dravidian and Islamic styles. Learn about the country's independence leader at the Gandhi Museum, which features a visually biographical collection of photos, sculptures, and manuscripts chronicling the life of the Mahatma. Travel to nearby Kumily and walk among the cardamom plantations. Stay in a cheap hotel in Madurai so you have plenty to spend at the spice market. Here you can find locally made fabrics and curios or sample local blends that get the taste buds watering.

Recurring Festivals and Events

If there's one thing that the people of India like to do, it's celebrate. This means there are many festivals to take part in throughout the year. In the spring, spend two weeks at the Chithirai Festival. This celebration marks the beginning of the Tamil year and the people honor Lord Vishnu as he came to his sister's wedding. The fall festival of Navratri is a nine-day event celebrating the Hindu deity Durga. People commonly set up steps and place idols on them, make food for each other, and decorate cars with banana leaves and broken pumpkins. In the winter, be sure to book Madurai rental cars to visit the Periyar Tiger Preserve and Sanctuary and watch these regal animals in their natural habitat.

Book your Madurai packages with Travelocity, and you can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time. From historic sites to the colorful world of Indian foods and spices, Madurai is a vacation of a lifetime.

Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Madurai?
$385 is all you’ll need for a memorable vacation in Madurai. Bundle your hotel and flights into a Travelocity package and watch all the savings grow. With prices this good, you’ll want to start packing your bags now!
How long should my Madurai vacation be?
Around 3 nights is the average time frame travelers spend in Madurai. But the perfect trip length comes down to how many cherished memories you want to create. Why not allow a little more time and discover some hidden gems?
Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Madurai?
Whatever your travel style, Travelocity can help you get a great Madurai package deal. All you need to do is mix and match from our 400 air carriers and 665,000 properties across the globe.
Why should I purchase my Madurai vacation package with Travelocity?
With fantastic service, 24/7 customer support and some of the most perfect getaways money can buy, you’ll never wander alone. And if you happen to find a lower price, we’ll match it. That’s our Price Match Guarantee.
Will I save money on my Madurai car rental if I bundle it with a hotel or flight?
Bundling your bookings into a Madurai vacation package will leave you with some serious savings. You can book a car and flight; a flight, car and hotel; or a car and hotel. You won’t find a better way to explore the greater Madurai region than from the comfort of your own rental car. You can also add activities and experiences to your Travelocity package.
What is the best time of year to go to Madurai?
August, June, January is peak season here, while March, September, October usually experience less crowds. If your budget is your first consideration, try to avoid traveling during February as it’s typically the dearest time. The cheapest month to visit is May.
Which airport is best for Madurai?
Madurai (IXM) is the gateway for those jetting to Madurai. Once you touch down, you’ll be 6 mi south of the center of town.
What is there to do in Madurai?
Snap up the excellent photo opportunities at Meenakshi Amman Temple, one of the most visited attractions in Madurai. There’s so much more to discover around this exciting city, so make sure you have enough time to explore some off-the-beaten-path gems.
Where should I stay when visiting Madurai?
For the ideal luxury escape in Madurai, book a room at The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai (4.0 stars) or the Heritage Madurai (4.5 stars). These in-demand places boast plush furnishings and excellent amenities and services.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from 2019-04-01 - 2020-03-31 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.