The best time to visit to Mandalay is November to February. The temperature is not too hot and there is normally no rain during those months. It is also good for walking and cycling in the evening. And also, you can look some places to enjoy sunset like Mandalay Hill. It will make you feel fresh in that moment.
All mode of transport is accessible to Mandalay by plane, flight, boat, bus and train. There is also International Airport that fly to Thailand, India, and Singapore. The flight from Mandalay is connected with Bagan Nyaung U, Yangon, Heho, Kalay, Kyaing Tong, Myitkyina, Tachileik, Putao, Homalin, and Bhamo. Train from Mandalay is connected to Hopin, Hsipaw, Aungban, Tharzi, Lashio and Myitkyina. Bus is available to all regions. There are boat services at different level of luxury.