Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal

Currently Open [Closes at 01:00 pm]
  • 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

Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal

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

  • 55.34% 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

81.19% 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

  • One of the well maintaining historical place in Tamil Nadu. I went for light and audio show and they telecasting English version at 6.45pm and Tamil version at 8pm on daily basis. They are explaining history very nicely and everyone can understood. because the audio volume is too good and it is amazing to get 3D sound in open atmosphere. It was a wonderful experience here and must visit place for all... I love it

  • Totally surprised (pleasantly) by this place. The architecture here is stunning, and really unique. I don't think there is any other place in India, built in this European style. High ceilings, pillars so broad, even Mr. Fantastic wouldn't be able to get his hands around them, and sculptures embedded along the walls. Sadly though, pigeons have invaded this place, making it somewhat dirty, and as expected, our own fellow Indians have desecrated the pillars with senseless writings. But definitely, worth more than 1 visit.

  • Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace is one of the famous & historic monuments in Madurai. Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace is located nearby Meenakshi temple. Ancient and huge pillars. Beautiful sculpture. There is a big stone used to build up pillars. The ceilings are quite beautifully painted with lovely repeating patterns. The museum artifacts add to the experience. Maintenance is very poor. People who are visiting Madurai must go and visit this place and I am sure they will find it much interesting and grand building of Madurai. The palace is open for public till 5 pm and evening light shows are amazing and please don't miss it. A pleasant surprise and well worth visiting.

  • It's an amazing monument. The heights to which this has been built is something you can keep admiring throughout. Wish it had better maintenance. There is a light and sound show which happens in both English and Tamil.

  • Good architecture. You can find a museum inside the palace. There is nothing you can find about the king and how he lived. No information on how the kingdom was run. I only recommend this place if u have lot of time left in your trip . You can skip this place if you are in shortage of time.

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