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Address: Near Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, India
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Sound and light

It was a delightful light and sound programme which highlights the events in the life of Tirumalai Naicker. Tamil version is good, English version needs some more excitement

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

It was a delightful light and sound programme which highlights the events in the life of Tirumalai Naicker. Tamil version is good, English version needs some more excitement

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It sure is not a huge palace like other. Though small, the interiors are nice. If in madurai, should visit atleast once. Doesn't consume much time. There is an entry fees as Rs 20 (i guess, don't remember exactly) for Indian nationals and closes by 5:30 pm in the eve. Maintenance has to be taken care of. It will attract... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal is also very famous sightseeing in madurai, in the jurisdiction of archaeological survey of india. rs 20/- entry fee must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This 17th century palace had certainly seen better days, but the pillars and grand workmanship of the mahal still hold a charm. A good place to spend an hour or so.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful palace but not well maintained by givernment. Could have been maintained well. Palace is very well built.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering that the palace is hardly 200+ years old, the maintenance is poor. The open atrium is filled with pigeon drops and the columns are cracked with paint peeling! The dome on the central area seem to house bats! The place is large, has a museum showing some old maps, paintings and drawings. There is also an open air museum... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not bad. Only need an hour to get around. The early evening "light and sound" show is good, 50 minutes for 50 rupees. But there is nothing palatial about this historic landmark.

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Kochi, Kerala, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace is really average, if that. In the evenings there's a sound and light show, which hopefully should make it more interesting. As a daytime visit, it is completely a waste of your time and effort. There's a load of bird droppings all over the place and there's nothing really to see. You can skip the palace, and you... More 

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

Meenakshi Temple I was visit in the month of January 17. This was my 2nd visit. But again I want to visit Meenakshi Temple. I was also visit Thirumalai Nayakar Palace this is also good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although only the entry gate , main hall and courtyard and dance hall are extant, they are impressive enough to give some idea of the wealth and power of the rulers. The Indo-Saracenic architecture, the decoration and the sheer size of these areas provide a fascinating insight. The museum inside the dance hall has a good range of stone carving... More 

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