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Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

An architectural marvel, this mahal is having huge pillars and vast area and concerts and other activities are undertaken here. This mahal must be visited before leaving Madurai.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

A very nice place to visit. Big pillars and halls of the palace are attractive. After seeing the 2 big halls, we enter the back side of the palace and there are all broken idols kept. I did not understand the logic behind this. All the idols with either a hand broken or a leg broken or something else broken, are kept in one line. Ironically, they are now kept very properly, fixed on a hard surface base and name plates attached to it.
In the evening there is sound & light show. One thing to note here is that the palace is open to visit upto 5 pm (check the exact time when u go there) and the sound and light show is at 6.45 pm (English show). So everyone wonders what to do in the 1.30 hr in between. The authorities here should change the timings so that there is no gap between the palace visit and sound and light show. There are 2 shows everyday, english first followed by tamil. The sound and light show is surely a must. Take a seat on the back side for the show, dont sit in front rows.

10  Thank Shonil_B
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

oh man, it is completely a newly painted picture of the Mahal s now. Not sure if many of us know about the laser show being conducted to theatre the Thirumalai Naicker History just with the help of light effects and voice background. The ticket cost 50 Bucks and the show starts after 6 PM when it is after dusk to night.

it is a very emotional time at the show when listening to the great deeds of the raja. Happy to have won a chance of watching the show. The show is conducted in Tamil as well as English.

3  Thank PinkiTravelsss
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

If you haven't seen any other palces in south india.. you should see this.

Good one in Madurai.. architecture is good... there is also sound/light show in the nights,,,

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

But the area should be a free traffic zone. I had very bad experienc when We wanted to park my vehicle, which got damaged. Further I have seen many foreigners dissatisfied about the traffic in which they have swimmed to reached the mahal. Something should be done at this area for freemovement of traffic. The tourists experiences will have a bad advertisement for this gigantic mahal.

2  Thank ThangamRegal
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