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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  • August 11, 2017
    This is an okay kind of palace. Visited during day time, nothing much to see. You can spend about half hour here. They also conduct light and music show in evenings. Since its open seating, check for ...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    This was once a Palace of the then ruler of Madurai...the palace is now not so well maintained...you will find a lot of pigeons flying around... There is also a Museum in the palace displaying various...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Old palace which has not been maintained well by the government. Place is not so great as most of the parts are ruined because of lack of maintenance.  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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