Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Madurai

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A majestic 17th-century palace, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal represents one of India's architectural wonders, built as a royal residence. Although much of the palace was destroyed by various armed conflicts in the area and only about a quarter of the original structure remains, you can still admire the enclosed court with its monumental pillars--a classic blend of Rajput and Dravidian building styles. Work out when and for how long to visit Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal and other Madurai attractions using our handy Madurai tour itinerary site .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Thirumalai Mahal in Madurai is fantastic Mahal this have so many years history with beautiful built and night time lighting is extraordinary it is built in so many centuries of years back with amazing...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This place was built by thirumalainayakar,who is an emperor of Madurai region in yearly's ,there is an secret tunnel way between thirumalai nayakar and meenakshi amman temple and this place has 1000 p...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    We had our hands henna painted by a lovely young lady in the park area just in front of the palace - she was utterly charming, told us about her life and family. She did some beautiful painting, neatl...  more »
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  • July 14, 2017
    One of the finest monuments of the olden times. A must visit if you're a tourist.
  • June 8, 2017
    Aiswarya and abhishek bachans famous tera bina song shot here. It is completely opposite from what you see in the song. A grand palace with very poor maintenance
  • February 12, 2017
    Historic place.. one of the most attractive place in Madurai... One should not miss this as well... But it's not maintained well... Any one can touch the statues and sculptures that's the prob which may get damaged... One hour time can be spent...
  • June 15, 2017
    The place shows simply an historical court(during King's time)
  • March 12, 2017
    The Architecture of the place is good. The place is not maintained and protected good enough to preserve it's architectural beauty.

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