Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal, Madurai

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Address: Panthadi 1st Street, Mahal Area, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India

Phone: +91-4425383333

Ticket Price: 1 INR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal, Madurai

Built in 1636 AD by KingThirumalaiNayak, the Thirumalain Nayakkar Mahal is one of the most visited places in the city by tourists and locals alike owing to its larger than life architecture, royal intricate design and a spell-binding light and sound show which makes the whole palace come to life.

Take a walk along its beautiful corridors embraced by strong yet detailed pillars.

Highlights include:

  • Light and Sound show
  • The King’s Throne kept in the palace.

Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal Ticket Prices

  • For light and sound show: Adult- INR 10, Children- INR 5

Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal Opening and Closing Hours

  • Sound & Light Show Time: 6.45 pm to 7.35 pm in English.
  • 8.00 pm to 8.50 pm in Tamil.

How To reach Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal by Public Transport

  • Bus: At Palace Bus Stop
  • Hire an Auto-rickshaw.
  • Hire a Taxi.

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Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal, Madurai Reviews

  • Another amazing feat of architecture ruined by idiots. This place holds historic information and beautiful architectural structure. But the amount of vandalism done to this place is insane. The government should renovate and clear off the vandal abuse done to this place and should enforce very high protection to this place which would ensure it becoming into another great spot in Madurai. It’s a must visit place to know the history of Tamil and the beauty of Tamil archeology. The entry fee should be hiked and they should open up contributions for restoration. The worst thing is that the management here is only keen on ripping of money from foreigners and not interested in restoring the wonder that is. Even the security at this place is laid back they just sit and while away.

  • Beautiful Architecture. Thirumalai Nayak Palace has a minimalistic and rather-bland exterior. But on the interior, its grandeur is unparalleled and extraordinary that many of its contemporaries in India. The palace is a blend of Italian, Islamic, European and Dravidian style of architecture. While the domes and arches signify the Islamic touch, the huge and tall white columns speak for the Italian style. The Dravidian style is visible in the patterns on the walls, the ceiling, the windows and the arch ways of the palace.

  • The palace looks good at the high level however it isn't maintained well. Visitors have spoiled by writing dirty notes on walls, doors n sculptures. One has to pay entry fee to enter which u feel not utilised properly when u enter into the palace.

  • It is must to know the Tamil leaders personality and their fighting stories against freedom.

  • The pillars in this palace are beautiful, so are the carvings on the walls. There is also a museum with sculptures and paintings. Dont miss the sound and light show at 5 pm.

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