Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Madurai

2.4
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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  • Well there is nothing much to do in Madurai apart from temples.. we could only find the palace or what remains of it... Due the time crunch we could not the evening light show.. but looks worth it...  more »
  • This is a remnant of the original palace of the Nayakkar kings of Madurai. Much of the original place has been destroyed. Recently restored - it is a grand structure. Maintenance of the premises can.....  more »

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