Well known for architectural legacy and soaring shrines, Chidambaram can be best visited in between the months of October to March. This period is perfect to explore the alluring locales of this pious destination. At this time the weather remains pleasant and is best for indulging in sightseeing tours and also can rejoice with the locals during the festivals that the town hosts at this time.
Summer season in Chidambaram starts in the month of March and ends in the month of May. Summers here are extremely hot with temperature shooting up to 41°C and going down till 30°C. The scorching heat of the sun is not really inviting yet a herd of tourists swarm this destination to witness its unending exquisiteness and beauty. Tamil New Year is celebrated with full gusto and fervor by the locals in this season.
Monsoons turns Chidambaram into a beautiful paradise and turns this tourist’s hotspot into a soulful place. This season begins in the month of June and ends in the September month. The town experiences plenty of showers during this season. Travelers can delight in the charm of Chidambaram which is blessed with the bounties of nature. This season marks the beginning of the second Bhrammotsavams, which is one among the annual festivals that this town hosts. If you are in Chidambaram at the time of this festival, then you can have a great time amidst all the festivity.
Winter serves as the best time to make a visit to this place as this season is not harsh and is quite bearable. This season starts in the month of December and lasts till February. In winters the temperature can go as high as 30°C and go down to a minimum of 21°C. In this season Chidambaram hosts the first Bhrammotsavams, which is one of the grandest annual festivals celebrated here. Apart from this Aardhraa Dharsana festival is another festival which is celebrated with utmost fervor.