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Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Madurai Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Madurai Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal - A awesome mahal in south india which was built by nayakkar. This was a excellent tourist place in Madurai. Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace is a 17th-century palace erected in 1636 AD by King Thirumalai Nayak, a king of Madurai's Nayaka dynasty who ruled Madurai from 1623–59, in the city of Madurai, and the state of Tamilnadu, India


Madurai Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

This palace was constructed during 1636 AD by king Thirumalai Naicker. It is stated that the palace was designed by an Italian architect. It is a shiny example of Indosaracenic Architecture.


Mahal View

Madurai Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

Originally this palace was in two segments, Swarga Vilasa and Rangavilasa.Swarga vilasa portion alone has survived. In this portion Dharbarhall and Natakasala remain in full shape. It is believed that one portion of this palace was demolished by Chokkanatha Naicker the Grandson of Thirumalai Naicker and the materials were taken to Thiruchirappalli. Only one forth portion of the original palace remains at present.


Wonderful Italian Architecture

Madurai Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal Entrance Elevation

Excellent view of the interior of the nayakkar palace, with an arcade of columns enriched with foliated brick arches. Behind this are cloisters carved in triple rows of columns. what a technology.


Madurai Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal

Madurai Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal

Inside the Mahal so many old stones are displayed for the visitors. The stones and brick was used by the people in 500 years back.


Tirumalai Nayak Palace Lighting Function Hall

Tirumalai Naicker palace center hall

This is a area people see the lighting function. Nearly 300 chairs are available.