Mahabalipuram has a moderate and humid climate all year round. The best time to visit Mahabalipuram is from October to March.

  • Winters (November to February) are pleasant with cool nights. The minimum temperature is usually above 16°C. This is the ideal time for Mahabalipuram tourism.
  • Summers (March to May) are hot and the temperature ranges from 21°C to 42°C. The hot climate makes it difficult for tourist activities.
  • Monsoons (June to September) are filled with rainy days and the place becomes very humid.


Events & Festivals in Mahabalipuram

It is worth scheduling a visit to Mahabalipuram during one of their fairs or festivals that are held on a grand scale as the city is the most colourful and liveliest at this time. Be prepared for throngs of tourists, both local and foreigners, during this time.

  • Mahabalipuram Dance festival in the month of January – February attracts many dance lovers.
  • Another important festival is the Pongal during January which is celebrated with great joy and pleasure.



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