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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  • The whole palace is covered in pigeons and their poo! It is such a shame as this place could be so grand! I felt that the maintenance was poor as well. It isn't being well looked after.  more »
  • I had no expectations of this but thought it was a beautiful palace, but we also had a good guide who made it very lively and explained what kind of ceremony used to take place when the maharaja came in. The different styles can be seen well, the Italian pillars, the beautiful ceilings but also the many Hindu statues. 1 room the former dance hall also has beautiful ceiling.
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