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Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India
+91 90433 25105
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Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India
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"sound and light show"
in 52 reviews
"durbar hall"
in 8 reviews
"grand palace"
in 8 reviews
"small museum"
in 15 reviews
"dance hall"
in 7 reviews
"huge palace"
in 7 reviews
"italian architect"
in 7 reviews
"main hall"
in 7 reviews
"thirumalai nayak"
in 10 reviews
"historical place"
in 13 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 11 reviews
"king"
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"pillars"
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"evening"
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"bombay"
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"courtyard"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thirumalai nayakkars palace is best visited in evening The museum closes at 5. Enter here latest by 4 pm and roam around. King size pillars and wondrous sculptures. Wonderful murals in the ceilings Oh and visitors are advised against getting too intimate in the premises...More

Thank voodooblaster
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Originally, the temple was four times bigger than what is present today. The palace consists of 248 pillars, each 58 feet in height. The ceiling of the palace has paintings depicting Shaivite and Vaishnavite themes. Moreover, the stucco architecture works on the domes and arches...More

Thank Gowtham R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this as part of our 1/2 day tour of Madurai. We were so pleased we got to see it, it doesn't get as busy with tourists as some sights and the architecture was amazing

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace is very poorly maintained. It is disappointing to see the way the palace is maintained. The govt can maintain this and make it a real tourist place

Thank G.krishna K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had imagined that there might be some furnishings, but this is not the case, unless I missed an area. Imposing building with large colonnade. I imagine it is a great setting for the light show. Quite easy to combine it with a visit to...More

Thank DiFlies
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing to inside the palace ... No doubt it is beautiful to see the Architect of the temple and golden throne but there is nothing much to do there just visit there, see the palace and detailing and then just sit ... So...More

Thank SaloniGarg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful little hall but suffers from being terribly maintained. There are pigeon droppings all over the floors especially under the dome and the covered passageways. It didn't look like anybody had given it a good scrubbing for months. Besides the lack of...More

Thank shashibaliga
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The other interesting place to see in Madurai is Thirumalai Naick Palace. It is only one km away from Meenakshi temple. It is famous for its architectural and hundreds of large pillers.

Thank Ashok M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ammazing pillars. This is Thirumalai Nayak Palace built by King Thirumalai Nayak. Need to buy entrance tickets. The museum inside this building not clean and need more protection against publics.

Thank Ponniveerappan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal is steeped in history. The huge pillars, high roof and enormous Cultural hall are testimony to the Architectural skills of our ancestors. It was good to see the place being maintained satisfactorily by the concerned department. However, the visitors time could be...More

Thank Tripman238
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syedali1153
March 22, 2018|
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Response from CollieDog58 | Reviewed this property |
Sadly the pigeons need to be cleared this may help to clean the palace up but you are correct money needs to be diverted to clean the site up.
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Thiru I
June 5, 2017|
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Response from Jose S | Reviewed this property |
you can go, the obstacles are scarce
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dashki
January 20, 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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