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

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal

  • 95% of people who visit Madurai include Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal in their plan

  • 55.26% of people start their Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

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

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

81.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal

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

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Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal, Madurai Reviews

  • Historic place.Built in 1636, as a focal point of his capital at Madurai, Thirumalai Nayak intended the palace to be one of the grandest in South India.  After independence, the Thirumalai Palace was declared as a national monument and is now under the protection of the Tamil Nadu Archaeological Department. This palace is open for the visitors from 9am to 5pm and the entry ticket price is Rs.10. 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM for general visit. Lunch Break: 01.00 PM to 01.30 PM Sound & Light Show Time: 6.45 PM to 7.35 PM in English 8.00 PM to 8.50 PM in Tamil

  • Maintenance of any historical architecture requires regular checks and appropriate measures to prevent any further damage. Most of the palace is in ruins, the remaining pillars seem to be maintained currently. The light show is the evening was good but could have been better with special effects. The sound quality needs to be improved for the same. Overall good for a single visit.

  • We love this place. Calm and well maintained. To know very well about guide available inside. Centre of the city. Frequent transportation available to reach here. Can improve our knowledge watching the museum - purana paintings and utensils. Worth to visit in our life time.

  • Huge palace turned museum of old times. Situated in heart of Madurai city. Has lot of stone inscriptions, ancient idols and statues. Poorly maintained, building is not clean enough, ASI should maintain it. One who has interest in the history should visit the place. Has ample parking facility.

  • Visit the Mahal During Evening time to see the charm of this place. There is a musical light Show based on ancient story . Maintenance of structures and architecture require regular check and prevent any further damage.. This is our duty to maintain architecture for future generations..

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