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Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid a recent visit to the mahal and indeed it is a astonishing experience . My children enjoyed every moment of their stay at mahal.A special reference may be made about the bathing tub situated in a room in the ground level.

Thank Chidambaram N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace (mahal) is one of its kind in India - with gigantic pillars and excellently built big Courtyard and simple dancing hall. The pillars are the major attraction in this mahal - as atleast 4-5 adults are required to hug the pillar. The symmetric...More

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely structure, not maintained, graffiti on many pillars. Shame as you can see it must of been magnificent once.

Thank Ace R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The palace needs serious looking after. It was full of pigeons and bird poo. Not much to be seen apart from the big courtyard, hallways and old stone carvings displayed here. Could look a lot better with some serious effort.

Thank Yashwardhan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit if you are an architecture lover! A place built with good taste. Do read the history before you come.

Thank Kaushalya V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A historical Palace of the Nayakar rulers. There is a small museum inside. Very great Palace with huge pillars. There is a lighting show at the evening. So never miss it also.

Thank jeyadran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal is located 10 km from the city and is an Indo-Saracenic palace, constructed in 1523. Originally it was four times larger than its present size. Its most remarkable feature is the Swarga Vilasam or the audience hall, whose dome rises to a...More

Thank Judi L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On entering the Thirumalai Nayakar palace, which is a short tuk tuk ride from anywhere in Madurai, you can't help but being surprised by the vastness of the main hall. An information panel at the far end informs you that what remains of the palace...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The huge and several pillars make us wonder about the planning and workmanship involved in putting up such a memorable and mammoth construction done about 4oo years ago. However, the mainetence and renovation need attention from the Concerned authorities. In fact, the present palace structure...More

Thank Mohan2013
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The spaces in this palace resound european sensibilities, amazing scale, proportions.Interesting Palace to visit. Couldnt see the light and sound show.

Thank gopi p
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Hi. I'm planning to visit the Mahal in the morning (around 10am). How much time does one typically spend here?
20 January 2017|
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Response from Jeran00 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 3 hour if u want also to visit the museum which is really great (be careful museum is closing around lunchtime)
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what is the timing for light show
10 December 2015|
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Response from Sundaramurthy P | Reviewed this property |
Scheduled show begin at 7pm. But, it is not all days. Due to poor maintenance and scheduling many a time it does not happen.