October to March is the best time to visit Madurai. With a hot and dry climate for most of the year, Madurai is best visited during the winter season. The town is known for its ancient temples and other architectural and religious masterpieces and receives a generous crowd of people throughout the year. Madurai is the most fascinating and welcoming during the months between October and March which coincides with its winter season.
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Legend has it that Lord Kallazhaga having missed his sister's wedding was furious and through the Vagai River, makes his journey home. The Chithrai festival marks this journey by processions throughout the streets of Madurai. The wedding is marked by a huge celebration and grand decorations are put up all over the city.