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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. Our Madurai vacation generator makes visiting Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal and other Madurai attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Big, bold and unassuming, the size and scale is quite deceiving from the outside, on entering the building it certainly exposes its sheer size. Various rooms entertain with artefacts, paintings, fresc...  more »
  • Big investment seen but seen better times. Bird droppings everywhere. The plant testifies the past wealth but due to their size.
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  • Originally sure a monumental Palace. The wall paintings, the throne room and the portico are worth seeing. The Museum is completely abandoned and apparently out of service.
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