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Address: Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India
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Sightseeable palace in Madurai

Maharadsha Palace with imposant thron room and dancing room. Special architecture of the Palace and old paintings/books.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the few tourist attraction here. A must for tourist.The museum is worth time spent.You need about two hours here.The maintenance of this monument is poor.

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely old palace, a bit of a ruin now but it still exudes pomp and ceremony. Wonderfully ornate pillars and ceilings and seems to be used for theatrical shows now. We didn't see one but it would be an ideal setting for one. If you've got an hour or so free it is certainly worth a look.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maharadsha Palace with imposant thron room and dancing room. Special architecture of the Palace and old paintings/books.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can only visit two major rooms in this building. The museum part is not very well maintained and you'll find hardly any (English) explanations of the exhibitions.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of pigeons (be careful, sometimes you get a "present" from above) and the palace's former splendour has turned into a bit of a sad picture... The museum was closed and there wasn't much else to see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in this Mahal to see the man made building with huge pillar. Entire structure has been made with high skilled engineering, in particular applying "Balanced equilateral civil engineering." Research works can be done by the youngster to know more about the "civil engineering technology" adopted in this Mahal.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this mahal gives you a different experience, because of the Indo saracenic architecture which is not very common in India. The evening light and sound show tells you the history of the palace and how Nayakars began their reign in this part of TN.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is obviously the big item in a tour of Madurai. The palace gives an insight into one of the first collisons of indian and european design.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have some extra spare time, then you can opt to go this place.The Place having only one beauty that is its no. of huge pillars. Otherwise, there is nothing for interest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice palace with immaculate architecture. Not only does it have some beautiful carving it also hosts displays of stone carving dating back to 10 AD and rock tools. However due to piegons roosting there are lots of bird dropping and thus need for maitainance around the palace. Signage caters well for tourists who can read local language.... More 

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