Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal

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  • Address: Panthadi 1st Street, Mahal Area, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4425383333
  • Ticket Price: 1 INR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture

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.

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

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

  • Bus: At Palace Bus Stop
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  • Hire a Taxi.

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  • Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal Address: Panthadi 1st Street, Mahal Area, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India
  • Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal Contact Number: +91-4425383333
  • Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal Price: 1 INR
  • Best time to visit Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 71.32% of people who visit Madurai include Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal in their plan

  • 77.92% of people start their Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

81.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal

People normally club together Alagar Koyil and Gandhi Memorial Museum while planning their visit to Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Considering that there are very few attractions in Madurai, this place shouldn't be missed, despite the fact that most of the palace (and most probably, the main palace) is closed to the public. It has a magnificent court hall, with grand galleries around. Don't miss the small museum at the far end of the hall that houses ancient sculptures and scriptures, highlighting our rich cultural heritage and magnificent skills of ancient India. I was told that the 'Sound and Light' programme being held in the evenings is not very popular. I've no idea whether it's due to its content, or due to our apathy to our own history.

  • A historical place to visit in Madurai. You can praise the building knowledge of the king who built this once you visit this place. You can see a number of pillars which used to tie elephants. In evening time you can watch audio-visual program about the king.

  • The best place for photography at Madurai. Visit in evening time and enjoy with sunlight thereafter from 6:45 PM u can enjoy the sound n light show. Between 5 to 6:45 PM (closed time ) u can enjoy the near by market

  • Great architecture but poorly maintained. Public has scribbled graffiti and their names on pillars to spoil it- so sad. You can easily spend an hour here to see all the details. There are some old historical artifacts in the museum section- worth seeing.

  • A very old Palace , one fourth of actual palace only present now. Few ancient Urns, statues in dilapidated state are present. No maintenance observed - just for historical importance only. Nothing here to watch if you have visited places like Mysore palace or Salarjung Museum of Hyderabad

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