Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Madurai

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#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in Madurai
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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  • Basically remains of old palace of the local kingdom, Only a part of the palace now remains as the rest has gone down with time. the remains are basically the court room of the palace. The better part...  more »
  • A former palace now a museum. Has a number of paintings and sculptures and rather incongruously a whale skeleton. The best exhibits are a collection of bronzes of various deities. There are also sound...  more »
  • This is supposed to be a major tourist attraction of the city but was absolutely disappointing. The palace needs a major uplift with peeling plaster & not so clean floor. In the museum inside the pala...  more »
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  • One of the finest monuments of the olden times. A must visit if you're a tourist.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • The place shows simply an historical court(during King's time)
  • 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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