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Guwahati to Madurai Flights

If you are looking to travel from Guwahati to Madurai, there are plenty of connecting flight options available for this route. You can book your Guwahati to Madurai flights according to your preferred time, date, and price range.

The connecting flights from Guwahati to Madurai have layovers in Delhi and Chennai airports. Approximately five daily flights operate from Guwahati to Madurai.[Text Wrapping Break]The following sections contain all the requisite information on Guwahati to Madurai flights.

Flights From Guwahati 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.

COVID-19 Information

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Passengers need to follow the protocols and guidelines placed for air travel amid the pandemic. Various state governments have introduced certain specific rules for passengers who are arriving from other states or cities. Therefore, you have to be aware of these guidelines so that you can comply with them accordingly while you travel. If you’re travelling on one of the flights between Guwahati and Madurai, you must keep a tab on the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the state governments of Assam and Tamil Nadu.

Follow these guidelines while travelling:
Arogya Setu App
Aarogya Setu App

The Aarogya Setu App must be downloaded and activated on the phone of the traveller

Mask On
Mask Worn

At all times, a mask must be worn.

Web Check-in

Check-in online for a contactless experience

All airlines have rules and regulations for passengers’ baggage. These guidelines include what items are allowed and banned, packing tips, and more information you must know about checking in your baggage. The maximum weight limit of checked baggage is usually 15 kg per person, and an extra 10 kg may be allowed on multiple bookings. Additional charges may apply for extra baggage. 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.

Hand Baggage Information

Per passenger, generally, one handbag with a maximum weight of 7 kg and dimensions of 115 cm (L + W + H) is permitted.

Your bag should be stowed beneath the front seat or in the overhead bin for safety reasons. Besides, you are allowed an additional personal item, such as a ladies’ purse, a small laptop bag, or one piece of hand luggage (not weighing more than 3 kg).

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 bring any prohibited or harmful objects with you. Remember to check the official site of the respective flights for a list of restricted items onboard before travelling.
  • You can store carry-on liquids in 100 ml bottles or smaller containers.
  • You must know the contents of your baggage.
  • Keep your medication, important documents, cash, and valuable items in your hand baggage. You can carry your prescriptions for emergencies.
  • Key documents must be kept in your handbag as you would be asked to produce them anytime for identity verification. These include a print or e-copy of your air travel ticket and a government-issued photo ID card, such as an Aadhar card, PAN card, or Voter’s ID card.
  • Reach the airport in time—two hours before the scheduled departure for domestic flights.
  • You can keep your laptops, spare lithium batteries, power banks, and other electronics handy, as you can deposit them during security screening. Please remember not to put them in your check-in baggage.
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 jigarthan.

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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.

Best Time to Visit Madurai
The winter months of December to February are the best time to explore the wonderful city of Madurai. The weather is pleasant, perfect to experience everything the city has to offer! The temperature stays around 20 °C, and it is not too humid in these months.


About Guwahati Airport

The primary airport of the Northeast Indian states, the Guwahati International Airport, also known as Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI), is located in Borjhar, Assam. It is approximately 26 km from Guwahati’s city centre.

With a capacity of more than 25 lakh people per year, the airport is a crucial hub for flights to India's Northeastern states. There are two terminals, one domestic and one international, for all airlines, including for flights between Guwahati and Madurai.

Guwahati Airport is the 11th-busiest airport in India, with frequent international flights to Dhaka, Bangkok–Don Mueang, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Yangon. The airport is well-equipped with medical services, ATMs, currency exchange, postal services, prayer rooms, restrooms, disability services, lounges, baby care rooms, shopping facilities, and a lost-and-found service. As the busiest airport in Northeast India, the Guwahati International Airport is well-connected to other cities and regions by buses, trains, cabs, and rental cars.

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Health and Safety Measures at the Guwahati Airport
  • All arriving passengers can get their RT-PCR COVID-19 test done at the airport. The test is mandatory for all international arriving passengers, with exceptions for children below the age of 5 years. Domestic passengers must carry their negative RT-PCR reports not older than 72 h and a double vaccination certificate, if issued./li>
  • Temperature checks are carried out at the premises./li>
  • The cleaning and sanitisation team works 24/7 to keep the passengers and staff safe. Moreover, hand sanitising stations have also been installed throughout the airport./li>
  • Protective screens are installed at various locations at the airport, including the check-in desks and security./li>
  • There is signage regarding wearing masks and queuing systems to maintain social distance in the seating areas and restrooms./li>
  • All the accessible touchpoints at the Guwahati International Airport are regularly sanitised by the healthcare staff./li>
  • The airport has an arrangement to properly dispose of masks, gloves, PPE kits, and face shields./li>
  • There are several pharmacy stores in numerous sections of the airport./li>
  • There is a designated seating arrangement to maintain social distance, and passengers must adhere to it.
About Guwahati

Guwahati is unquestionably Assam's heart. A flight to Guwahati is the best way to experience the state's true wonders. It is well known as a gateway to other northeastern states, as it is located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. Throughout the year, pilgrims and tourists from all over the world arrive to visit the famous Kamakhya Temple, a popular Hindu pilgrimage site, and the Kaziranga Sanctuary, which is home to the world's only one-horned rhinoceros.

Guwahati is home to several historical sites, and it serves not only as an important administrative centre but also as a cultural and educational hub of Northeast India. The city has a wide range of dining options to choose from, including a range of traditional Assamese dishes, such as laksa, nga-thongba (fish and ginger curry), and erongba (jackfruit seed chutney).

In Assam, Guwahati is the main centre for cultural activities. Guwahati is known for its music, dance, festivals, art and craft, delicacies, and other activities. Bihu, Brahmaputra Beach Festival, Ambubachi Mela, New Year, Durga Puja, Holi, Diwali, and many other festivals are celebrated in Guwahati.

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Umananda Temple

Located on Peacock Island in Guwahati, Umananda Temple is one of the most popular temples of Assam. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and named after him. Peacock Island possesses a very diverse habitat. The temple feels like heaven on earth and the lush green surroundings augment the overall experience. The place is ideal for both nature lovers as well as those who are spiritually inclined. If you are someone who enjoys exploring religious places, do not forget to visit Umananda Temple when you are in Guwahati. While visiting the temple make sure you wear comfortable footwear as a trip to the nearby areas to absorb the beauty of nature can otherwise cause a lot of discomfort.

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Umananda Island

Umananda Island is one of the smallest river islands in the entire world. It is a place where both the civilised world and wilderness coexist peacefully in serenity. The place lies at the heart of the Brahmaputra river that flows through the middle of the city of Guwahati in Assam. The island is home to the golden langurs, a primate species on the endangered list. Umananda Island also houses the beautiful Umananda Temple, which is, without doubt, the most popular temple located in Assam. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and named after him. Most visitors travelling to Guwahati visit the temple to explore India's rich history and view the breathtaking scenery of Umananda Island. While visiting the island make sure you wear comfortable footwear as a trip to the nearby areas, in order to absorb the beauty of nature, can otherwise cause a lot of discomfort.

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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries of India nestled in the grasslands of the state of Assam. It is the home to the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, with their highest population residing here. It is carpeted with lush green grass and provides a safe haven to a host of other animal species. This place is a popular tourist destination not only among locals but also travellers across the globe who find peace in between nature and their fondness to click pictures of animals. A jungle safari is also available here! You will even get the chance to explore the traditional Assamese culture. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal holiday destination. Although every month is ideal, the winter months are particularly better, as chances of spotting the one-horned rhinoceros increase manifold.

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Kamakhya Temple

Located in Guwahati on the Nilachal hills in Assam, the Kamakhya Temple is one of the many popular temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti in India. As per the Hindu scriptures, Kamakhya Temple is one of the most important shakti peethas, therefore, its existence is highly significant. The temple celebrates the birth of girl children and the women who give birth to them. Between the 8th and 17th centuries, the temple was rebuilt multiple times but since then it has not lost its sheen. The temple feels like heaven on earth while the lush green surroundings add to the overall experience. The place is ideal for both nature lovers and those who are spiritually inclined. Most visitors travelling to Guwahati visit the temple to explore India's rich history and view the breathtaking scenery. While visiting the temple, make sure you wear comfortable footwear.

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Guwahati Zoo

Guwahati Zoo houses a particularly wide variety of animals and birds. It is situated inside the Hengerbari Reserved Forest which is located on the outskirts of the city. According to reports, over 100 species of animals and birds exist at Guwahati Zoo. Over the years, the place has evolved to become one of the most popular tourist destinations because it has successfully managed to impress a wide cross-section of society. Guwahati Zoo was established in 1957. The zoo currently has about 895 animals, including tigers, the Himalayan black bear, the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, jungle cats, the clouded leopard, the Hoolock gibbon, and a host of other species. While visiting the Guwahati Zoo, make sure you wear comfortable footwear as a trip to the nearby areas to absorb the beauty of nature can otherwise cause a lot of discomfort.

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Chunar Fort

A historical monument standing comfortably on the banks of the Ganga, Chunar Fort dates back to 56 BC and is spread over an area of 3,400 Km2. Chunar Fort has witnessed several wars over time. It was once under the control of Babur, followed by other powerful rulers such as Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, and Aurangzeb. You can take a taxi or a bus to visit the fort. There is no entry fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Major airlines such as Air India, IndiGo, and AirAsia operate regular flights from Guwahati to Madurai.

There are approximately seven flights every week between Guwahati and Madurai, though there are no direct flights.

The minimum time to fly from Guwahati to Madurai is 6 h 55 m.

You can take dry food items in your hand baggage. Just make sure your food is spill-proof and properly packed

No, it is not required. However, you are advised to pay a small insurance fee for safety purposes while flying from Guwahati to Madurai.

The Guwahati International Airport is known as the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. Its IATA code is GAU. The Madurai International Airport has the code IXM.

You must opt for a web check-in keeping in mind the current COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the official airline’s website to use the web check-in service and skip the airport queues.

As of now, there are no direct flights from Guwahati to Madurai; however, you can still travel smoothly through good connecting flights offered by reputed airlines.

The last flight from Guwahati to Madurai is Air India AI 892|439|671; it departs at 7:20 pm.

The first flight from Guwahati to Madurai is the multi-carrier AirAsia and IndiGo I5 1983|6E 7218 flight, which departs at 10:45 am.
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Airport Information

Madurai Airport Rd, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625022

Guwahati Guwahati Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport,Borjhar, Guwahati, Assam – 781015