Being one among the popular religious capital cities in India, Chennai is quite a crowd puller for its rich past, ancient culture, and amazing arts. The geographical location of Chennai is situated on the beautiful coastline so that the weather in the city is hot and humid. The best season to travel to Chennai is the winter season and pre-monsoon season. Because the summers are scorching and the monsoon season receives torrential downpours and cyclones.
In Chennai, the March month marks the onset of the summer season and it goes until June. This season is not the favorite season because the days are blazing hot with the temperature as high as 39 degrees Celsius and the nights are equally warm along with the 27 degrees Celsius temperature. Explore the cityscape during this season is extremely exhausting for the visitors. Sometimes, the temperature reaches up to 40 degrees Celsius and can go even beyond so that it is the hottest time of Chennai. In the evening time, the cool sea breeze gives some relief to the tourists from the arid air.
The winter season is the best season to visit Chennai that starts in October and lasts till February. The climatic situations are quite pleased with the minimum temperature hovering around 22 degrees Celsius and the maximum around 30 degrees Celsius. Fort St George, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Fort Museum, Government Museum, Nalli Silks, Vivekananda House, St. Andrew Church, and Kalakshetra Foundation, etc. are some of the places that can be seen in this season. Also, this season is popular for the array of festivals that are organized in this city like Pongal and Travel & Tourism Fair in January, the Dance and Music Festival in December, and the Natyanjali Dance Festival in February or March.
The ideal time to visit Chennai is also the pre-monsoon season because the weather is friendly for sightseeing. But the monsoon season of Chennai is susceptible to cyclones and heavy downpours from July to September. This season is also considered as the off-season due to strong winds and extreme rainfalls that can hindrance to sightseeing. At that time, the hotel prices drop drastically and it is advisable to time for the budget travelers.