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Delhi to Madurai Flights

There are numerous direct and indirect flights between Delhi and Madurai. Most flights between Delhi and Madurai are connecting ones that operate via Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. On average, there are around 90 weekly flights from Delhi to Madurai. Of these, only one is direct, offered by Air India Express every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

The most popular airline that flies from Delhi to Madurai is IndiGo, although airlines such as Vistara, Air India, and Spicejet also offer flights on the same route. Typically, the flight time between Delhi and Madurai is 5 hours and 55 minutes.

You will find all the necessary information about flights from Delhi to Madurai in the following sections.

Flights from Delhi to Madurai


About Madurai Airport

Madurai International Airport, located in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, was established in 1957. It is India’s 36th-busiest airport in terms of both passengers and aircraft movements. The airport has two terminals: the old terminal, used for cargo, and the integrated terminal, used for domestic and international flights.

The airport is not very big but promises a hassle-free experience and various amenities, including restrooms, restaurants and snack counters, duty-free and regular shops, and parking facilities. Its conveniences include trolleys, disability access services, a lost-and-found service, wheelchairs, 17 check-in counters, a mobile charging point, a child care room, a meet-and-greet service, lounges, an information centre, a pharmacy, medical services, and free Wi-Fi.

About 16 km from the city centre, this airport is well-connected by cabs, prepaid taxis, rental cars, and bus services. The nearest railway station, Madurai Railway Station, is about 12 km away from the airport.

Most airlines have defined specific security guidelines for passenger luggage. These include a list of items passengers are allowed to bring on a flight, packing tips, and other relevant baggage-related information. Please follow these guidelines while packing for your Delhi to Madurai flight to avoid delays during boarding. You can drop off your check-in baggage at the airline’s counter.

Usually, the permitted weight of your check-in baggage depends on the airline you have chosen to fly with and the class of travel. On most domestic flights, the standard baggage weight allowed per passenger is 15 kg (1 piece only). Additional baggage of 10 kg may be allowed if you have booked multiple seats. In some cases, additional baggage may attract extra charges that must be paid according to the rates set by the airline.

Note that this allowance differs for Air India. Air India allows check-in baggage up to 40 kg for First Class passengers, 35 kg for Business Class passengers, and 25 kg for Economy Class passengers domestically. Read the airline’s baggage allowance policy before you travel.

Hand Baggage

One handbag weighing up to 7 kg and measuring not more than 115 cm (L + W + H) is allowed per passenger on domestic flights, including flights from Delhi to Madurai. The dimensions of your hand baggage must not exceed 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm. For safety, handbags must be placed under the seat in front or inside the overhead bin.

In addition to the one piece of hand baggage permitted, you are allowed another personal item such as a purse or a small laptop bag (up to or less than 3 kg).

Note that this allowance differs for Air India. Air India allows cabin baggage weighing up to 8 kg for Economy Class passengers and 12 kg for Business Class and First Class passengers domestically.

Things to Keep in Mind for a Hassle-free Flying Experience
  • Do not carry any items classified as prohibited or dangerous on Delhi to Madurai flights.
  • Put all the carry-on liquids in 100 ml or smaller containers.
  • Remember all the contents of your checked-in baggage and hand luggage.
  • Keep medicines, important documents, cash, and valuables in your handbag. If required, please carry a medical prescription.
  • Reach the airport in time to avoid any last-minute rush ahead of your Delhi to Madurai flight. Usually, reaching the airport two hours before your flight’s scheduled departure for domestic flights and four hours before international flights is recommended.
  • Keep your laptop, spare lithium batteries, power banks, and other electronics handy, as these items must be deposited for security screening. Remember to carry such items in your hand luggage instead of your checked-in baggage on flights from Delhi to Madurai.
  • Bring evidence for any metallic medical implants in your body as these might set off the alarms at the security check.
  • Stay alert, and if you notice suspicious activities or objects around, promptly notify the airport security.
About Madurai

Madurai, the third-largest city and also recognised as the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, is famous for the rich heritage it has to offer. It is one of the oldest cities in India. Madurai’s historic value, rich culture, resplendent monuments, beautiful sacred temples, incredible food, and welcoming people attract tourists from not only all parts of India but also from abroad.

The city is known by several nicknames such as the ‘City of Four Junctions’, ‘City of Jasmine’, and ‘Lotus City’. It was constructed in the shape of a lotus around Meenakshi Amma Temple, one of India's most awe-inspiring Hindu pilgrim centres, which adds to its grandeur. Madurai attracts not only tourists but also education enthusiasts and students, as it is a vital industrial and educational hub in southern Tamil Nadu.

The city is known for various automobile, rubber and chemical industries. Two or three days are sufficient to cover the glory of Madurai. The best time to visit and explore the lovely city of Madurai is between December and February as the pleasant weather is perfect for sightseeing. Famous for its Chettinad cuisine, tourists also enjoy beverages such as filter coffee and jigarthanda.

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Gandhi Memorial Museum

The Gandhi Memorial Museum in Madurai, is an ode to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. Housed inside an old palace once belonging to Rani Mangammal of the Naick dynasty, its architecture is alluring and a treat to one’s eyes. A city with a strong connection with the Mahatma, it was at Madurai’s Meenakshi Sundareswara Temple that Gandhiji marked a new step in his fight against untouchability when he entered the premises with Harijans. Among the prominent festivals celebrated at the museum is Gandhi Jayanti, commemorated with a 5-day programme. If you enjoy museums and learning more about Mahatma Gandhi’s life, this is the place to visit!

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

Sadayavarman Kulasekaran I built the Meenakshi Amman Temple located in Tamil Nadu. The temple has been referenced in sacred Hindu texts dating back to the 7th century. It was demolished in 1310 until the Hindu kings regained their royal status in Madurai. The famous temple, also known as the ‘Taj Mahal of the South’, is revered for its religious, cultural and architectural significance. The temple’s fine design is displayed in the Hall of Thousand Pillars. The hall is believed to be built from a single rock. Other fascinating features of the temple include the 12 gopurams, historical paintings and carvings of deities, and the Golden Lotus Pond.

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St. Marys Cathedral

St. Mary's Cathedral, towering magnificently and mesmerising travellers with its exceptional historical grandeur, is a location worth visiting in Madurai's old city. Also called The Church of Our Lady of Dolours, it is among the most prominent cathedrals in Madurai and within Tamil Nadu, India. The current structure of this church was erected in 1969 and is an ideal blend of many artistic features, including Roman, European, and Continental. Its structural splendour, including its theological importance, draws many people, making it a worthwhile stop on a trip to Madurai.

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Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace

Dating back to the 17th century, the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace was initially designed as a home for the King it was named after. The exterior and interior of the palace are exquisite, and the architecture is in line with Dravidian and Islamic cultures. The monument was once bejewelled with precious stones - which were later removed by the King’s grandson. The remains of the 82-ft high building have characteristic brickwork, with a unique texture from the use of lime and eggshells. Some of the highlights of the palace are the circular garden, the dancing hall, and the Celestial Pavilion - where the former King’s throne once lay. Visitors gather at this monument in the evenings to witness the sounds and light show amidst the regal atmosphere.

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Thousand Pillars

The Thousand Pillars Temple in Hanamkonda is one of Warangal City’s most important locations. The temple was constructed by Rudra Dev in 1163 AD. The temple represents the Chalukya style of architecture and has three presiding deities: Lord Vishnu, Lord Surya and Lord Shiva. The temple is considered among the finest pieces of art by the Kakatiyas. The temple, supported by richly carved pillars, houses a monolith Nandi made of black basalt stone. The Thousand Pillar Temple is a famous pilgrimage and speaks of the country’s glorious past. The star-shaped temple is loved not only for religious reasons but also for its history and architecture.

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Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam

Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is a temple pond complex located in Madurai. It was built in 1645 AD by King Thirumalai Nayak. The temple is built in the middle of the pond. At night, the surrounding waters offer a beautiful view of the lights of the structures that line the coast of the pond. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Legend says the temple was built from sand dug from the Thirumalai Nayak Palace. While digging, Lord Ganesha's idol was unearthed and placed in the shrine. Devotees come from across the country to visit this temple tank, the largest one in South India.

Best time to visit

It is best to visit the city during the winter months. Madurai has a typical tropical savanna climate and is hot and dry for eight months of the year. The hottest months are from March to July, followed by the monsoon season that lasts from August to October.

November to February is the best time to travel to Madurai. The average temperature of the city during summers is 42 ℃, while the average temperature during winters is between 18 ℃ and 29.6 ℃.


About Delhi Airport

The Delhi International Airport is formally known as the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It is the primary airport that serves the Northern Capital Region (NCR) and is a gateway to other North Indian states. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is located in Palam, New Delhi, and is approximately 16 km away from the city centre. This airport is operated by the Airports Authority of India and has three terminals for domestic, international, and cargo flights.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest in India both in terms of passenger and cargo traffic. It is also the 6th-busiest airport in Asia and the 17th across the world. All domestic and international airlines operate out of the Delhi Airport, which is why there is state-of-the-art infrastructure with the best services. Also, the airport sits on an area of 5,106 acres and can accommodate around 70 million passengers. It has a 4430-metre runway.

At the Indira Gandhi International Airport, you can avail all basic and premium amenities to make your travel smooth and convenient. Amenities include a prayer room, a cloakroom, a smoking zone, disability assistance, lounges, a bank and numerous ATMs, parking, lost and found services, shopping and retail options, restaurants and bars, and a porter service.

The Delhi International Airport is well-connected to the city. There is a direct metro line for passengers, and you can also avail of app-based cabs, taxis, rental cars, airport buses, and radio cabs.

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About Delhi

Delhi is the capital city and diplomatic hub of India. Lying next to the river Yamuna, it is a historically important city. It was the capital of two empires in ancient India, namely, the Mughal Empire and the Delhi Sultanate.

Delhi shares its borders with the states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. It has many attractions for tourists, which include India Gate, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun's Tomb, Connaught Place, Red Fort, and Akshardham Temple. It is officially called the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi.

Delhi is a shopper’s paradise too, with thousands of vendors selling everything from apparel and jewellery to cosmetics in the bustling bazaars of the city, like Palika Bazaar, Janpath Market, and Chawri Bazaar. To contrast this, there are numerous upscale malls, such as Select City Mall, DLF South Square, and Pacific Mall. Besides, Delhi is famous for its street food, including jalebi and rabdi, lassi, kulfi, chole kulche, and kheema parathas.

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Gurdwara Bangla Sahib

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Agrasen ki Baoli

Agrasen ki Baoli is a 15-metre wide and 60-metre long stepwell located in the heart of Delhi, India. The monument is located near Connaught Place on Hailey Road. There exist no historical records to prove when it was built and by whom; however, it is believed to be one of the oldest monuments of Delhi and possibly commissioned in 3000 BC by Agrasen, a legendary king. The place is a particularly famous hangout spot for the young crowd but loved by locals and tourists alike across all age groups. There are 108 steps that lead to the well at the end. Agrasen ki Baoli features arched niches or recesses on all sides of the well, which provide shade during the sweltering Delhi heat!

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Jama Masjid

Constructed in the year 1839, Jama Masjid of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, adds a unique charm to the city of Nawabs. It was built by Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah Bahadur, making it one of the oldest and most visited mosques of the city. Although it has been compared to the Jama Masjid in Delhi, it holds a lot of significance in the hearts of locals as well as tourists. The mosque features a unique architectural design and beautiful artwork which makes it the most popular among them all. Thousands throng Jama Masjid to pray and seek blessings from Allah. Like most of Lucknow's historical sites, Jama Masjid is also inspired by Mughal architecture. The next time you plan your visit to the old capital of India, Lucknow, make sure you pay a visit to Jama Masjid. The best time to visit Lucknow is during the winter months.

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Khan Market

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Red Fort

Located in Old Delhi, it was constructed by Shah Jahan when the Mughal capital was shifted to Delhi from Agra. It is made from red sandstone due to which it is named Red Fort. It is the place from where India’s Prime Minister makes his speech on Independence Day. The mighty walls of the fort tower at a dizzying 75 feet and is spread across a massive 255 acres. It encloses various gardens in a beautiful geometric pattern and various other buildings, apart from a mosque. Every year on the occasion of Independence Day, the Prime Minister of India unfurls the national flag here. The Red Fort stands strong on the bank of the river Yamuna, which adds a very beautiful contrast to it.

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Humayuns Tomb

Built in 1570, this was the first of its kind garden-tomb in the region. It is also believed to have been the inspiration for the architecture of the Taj Mahal. The sprawling site is spread over 27 acres. The large structure houses over 150 individual tombs of members of the Mughal royal family. It is also home to the shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, a Sufi saint from the 14th century. The expansive gardens here are second only to the ones at the Taj Mahal. Humayun’s Tomb stands as a stellar reminder of the glorious past of India and the rule of the Mughals. From an architectural standpoint, it showcases some of the finest in Persian architecture. It is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in eastern Delhi, the site is very well connected by roads. The Jawaharlal Nehru station is the closest metro station at a distance of around 2 Km from the site. The site is usually rather busy on weekends. The ideal time to visit would be during the early months of winter when the weather is relatively pleasant. Located in eastern Delhi, the site is very well connected by roads. The Jawaharlal Nehru station is the closest metro station at a distance of around 2 Km from the site. The site is usually rather busy on weekends. The ideal time to visit would be during the early months of winter when the weather is relatively pleasant.

Virtual Guide from Delhi to Madurai

Frequently Asked Questions

On average, 13 to 18 flights operate between Delhi and Madurai every day.

The first flight from Delhi to Madurai is Air India AI 439|671; it departs at 6:05 am.

The last flight from Delhi to Madurai is IndiGo 6E 2061|7183, and it departs at 11:05 pm.

There are approximately 87 weekly connecting flights and three direct flights between Delhi and Madurai.

The minimum time needed to fly from Delhi to Madurai is 3 hours and 15 minutes, on the Air India Express IX 12 flight.

Different airlines have different rules about carrying food items on flights. Please check the airline’s policy for more information on carrying food items during your travel from Delhi to Madurai. In general, you can carry dry food items. However, your food should be properly packed and spill-proof.

IndiGo operates the most flights on the Delhi to Madurai route.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport or the Delhi Airport is located in Palam, which is around 16 km away from the New Delhi city centre.

The Madurai International Airport is located on State Highway 37, which is 16 km away from the Madurai city centre.

Yes, flights between Delhi and Madurai are operating normally. However, it is best to check with your airline beforehand to avoid last-minute hassles.

Most connecting flights between Delhi and Madurai fly via Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.
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Airport Information

Madurai Airport Rd, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625022

Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, Palam, New Delhi, 110037