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Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India
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Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India

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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the Land Marks of Madurai, maintained poorly, India should learn to preserve its heritage , felt very bad when I saw the bad state in in which this monument is in

Thank Tamilarasan S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The vastness of the courtyard , the pillars and the carvings and painting...and the museum was very interesting and a reminder of our past ...a visit worth it.

Thank kd k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worth while. It's quite over hyped. One can miss it. Explore the food instead. The messes are amazing

Thank vishak a
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Thirumalai nayakkar mahal was enjoyable. A blend of Indo sarcenic dravidian architecture is marvellous. The mammoth structure is a beauty to our eyes. The museum of photos , sculptures and stone cut epigraphy should be visited with a trained guide. This is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good to see the old and nice Mahal but need maintenance...it's a humble request to all our people please keep the Mahal clean we the people who visit the Mahal have to keep the Mahal clean do not scribble on the pillars so that our...More

Thank Venkatachalam A
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We paid a recent visit to the mahal and indeed it is a astonishing experience . My children enjoyed every moment of their stay at mahal.A special reference may be made about the bathing tub situated in a room in the ground level.

Thank Chidambaram N
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This palace (mahal) is one of its kind in India - with gigantic pillars and excellently built big Courtyard and simple dancing hall. The pillars are the major attraction in this mahal - as atleast 4-5 adults are required to hug the pillar. The symmetric...More

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely structure, not maintained, graffiti on many pillars. Shame as you can see it must of been magnificent once.

Thank Ace R
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The palace needs serious looking after. It was full of pigeons and bird poo. Not much to be seen apart from the big courtyard, hallways and old stone carvings displayed here. Could look a lot better with some serious effort.

Thank Yashwardhan
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Good place to visit if you are an architecture lover! A place built with good taste. Do read the history before you come.

Thank Kaushalya V
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Thiru I
which of the madurai attractions are wheelchair accessible? i can climb a few steps but can't walk too long.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Jose S | Reviewed this property |
you can go, the obstacles are scarce
Hi. I'm planning to visit the Mahal in the morning (around 10am). How much time does one typically spend here?
19 January 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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what is the timing for light show
10 December 2015|
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Response from Sundaramurthy P | Reviewed this property |
Scheduled show begin at 7pm. But, it is not all days. Due to poor maintenance and scheduling many a time it does not happen.