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Address: Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India
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This Mahal or palace is huge and is quite an attraction for Art lovers, History buffs and ancient building lovers. History says, Mr. Nayakar whom after its named, built this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Mahal or palace is huge and is quite an attraction for Art lovers, History buffs and ancient building lovers. History says, Mr. Nayakar whom after its named, built this magnificent piece of ART and showed to his second wife and she told him that her Father's home's kitchen is bigger than this !! she's a revelation isn't she ?... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Open from 10 to 1, then lunch half hour, again 1 30 till 5 pm 6 45 to 735 its English light show ticket os 50 Rs adult, 25 child 8 to 8 50 tamil light show Tkt is 25 rs adult, 10 rs child Saw the English one, Though they have not updated the show for nearly 20 yrs... More 

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Anand, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting meenakshi temple,you can walk to nayakar mahal. Camera allowed but you have to buy ticket for it. Peaceful . Good for some photo shoot. If you like bombay movie,it's shooting place of the song "khena hi kya".

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal is not bed place , but if you missed it then go for light and sound programm, there are two show 1st at 6.45 PM and 2nd after 45 min. 1st one in English and 2nd one in local lengwage. most of points cover in this programm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Apt to visit if you plan for Madurai trip..must see place in madurai. What a historic story in tamilans life.. Lot of learning on seeing the monuments

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal at Madurai is just about 2 Kms from Meenakshi Amman Temple. This Mahal was built by Thirumalai Nayak in the year 1636, a King of Madurai Nayak dynasty. At present, this is a National Monument and under the control of Tamilnadu Archaeological Department. This Palace is open to the Public from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mahal is huge. Peoples used to say there is a undisclosed tunnel from Mahal to Temple. I am not sure. Great and Grand Pillars nobody can hug. Proud of Madurai. Historic Place.

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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the must visit places in Madurai, it depicts the grand architecture of rulers of Madurai, the mahal was soo sprawling, the pillars are soo huge which are comparable with ran architecture, the mahal has a architecture to provide natural lighting and ventilation, we visited during evening and experienced a light show, which was soo grand and... More 

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Chennai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place with our family... Entrance ticket was quite reasonable...but the Mahal was not well maintained...they need to renovate without changing the old architecture....it was said that the existing Mahal was just a part of a palace, other parts were not existing now....But they were maintaining some old things like thaali, jars etc...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We listened to the interesting history and story about the palace and the Thirumalai reign with good audio and some visual effects with lighting of the palace. It was a 45 minute programme in English and well worth the time

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