THIRUMALAI NAYAK MAHAL

Vintage plate 2018

No other Madurai building better illustrates the Nayak architectural style. Built in 1523, the palace of Nayak Tirumalai, 1 km from the temple, is in the Indo-Saracenic style. Originally four times larger than today, it included the royal residence, a theatre, a harem, a pond and gardens. Today, there is still a hall with sculpted vaults. Its most remarkable part is the Swarga Vilasam dome, which is a magnificent example of the technical competence of its builders, climbing to a height of 20 m without any support. In 1822, under British rule, several renovation works were undertaken by Lord Napier. Sound and light shows dedicated to Nayak Tirumalai and the history of Silappathikaram (a Tamil classic) are given every day (at 18:45 in English, Rs 50).

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THIRUMALAI NAYAK MAHAL

Panthadi 1st Street
Madurai
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Visited in july 2019
L'endroit est sympa à visiter. On a toute fois rapidement fait le tour du palais et du petit musée.
Notice filed on 08/10/2019 
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Visited in december 2016
Bien qu'il ne reste que peu d'éléments du palais originel ce bâtiment possède de remarquables coupoles avec des décorations et des piliers très beaux.
Par contre le petit musée qui est dans une des salles du palais présente peu d’intérêt. Les quelques pièces qui y sont ne sont pas mises en valeur et l'ensemble déçoit.
Notice filed on 09/29/2017 

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