Thimithi – The Fire-Walking Festival of Tamil Nadu!

Chidambaram Weather

The best season to visit Chidambaram would be during the Tamil Nadu version of winter when the average temperature stays pretty much around the 20 degrees Celsius mark. The ideal time to visit would be anytime between mid November and early February, after which the intense heat of summer starts. This period, characterized by plenty of festivals, is perfect for those who want get a feel of this temple town.

Live Weather Forecast
Chidambaram, India 30 ℃ Partly cloudy
Wind: 15 from the S Humidity: 73% Pressure: 1010 mb Cloud Cover: 48%
5 Days weather forecast
Day Outlook Max Min
Friday 21 Oct 35 ℃96 ℉ 25 ℃ 77 ℉
Saturday 22 Oct 35 ℃96 ℉ 25 ℃ 77 ℉
Sunday 23 Oct 36 ℃97 ℉ 25 ℃ 77 ℉
Monday 24 Oct 36 ℃97 ℉ 25 ℃ 76 ℉
Tuesday 25 Oct 37 ℃99 ℉ 25 ℃ 77 ℉

Chidambaram is a destination that can be accessed at all times of year irrespective of weather conditions. Even so, it would be advisable not to travel to Chidambaram during summer as the temperatures become very unbearable during this time, like in most parts of Tamil Nadu.


Monsoon is a favorable time of the year to go to Chidambaram, provided the rains do not get so heavy that the entire experience of going to this land of temples is hindered by it. Chidambaram, like most other places in Tamil Nadu, is no stranger to heavy rains, while at the same time it becomes a veritable desert during summer. Monsoons start in the month of June and are extended till September. The town receives rainfall during the months of October and November as well owing to the Northeast monsoon.


Winter might very well be the best time to go to Chidambaram. The temperatures are bearable, not too hot nor too cold. And sparse rain, even if it happens, will not hinder the experience of being in Chidambaram. The winter season commences in Chidambaram from the month of November and lasts till February.