The Thirumalai Nayak Palace is one of the most popular places of interest in Madurai. This palace represents art in the Indo-Saracenic style. This tourist attraction is particularly popular among the tourists who take a lot of interest in historical structures. The Palace was erected in the 17th century. In the year 1636, a king called Thirumalai Nayak established the Thirumalai Nayak Palace.

The Thirumalai Nayak Palace is made up of two prominent parts called Rangavilasa and Swargavilasa. Currently, the tourists can only view the courtyard called the Swargavilasa and a few surrounding structures. This courtyard has white pillars, which are round in shape. The structure of the place is where the king used to live. Various musical and dance programs were held in this part of the palace. The palace shrine is situated towards the northeast of the palace structure. Here, Thirumalai Nayak used to offer prayers to the deity called Rajrajeswari. The shrine exhibits fine carvings on stone. The dome is enfolded with gold.

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Tourist places in Madurai

Sree Meenakshi Temple:

It is one of the most prominent among the temples of Madurai. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva who was known here as Sundareshvara and his wife Parvati or Meenakshi. The most impressive feature of this temple is the 12 gopurams. It also has soaring towers that stand on the granite bases and have stucco figures of deities, mythical animals and monsters tinted in vibrant colors.

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Gandhi Museum:

This is the most distinguished among the tourist attractions in Madurai and is a living memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. This museum houses photos, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, quotations, and some articles that were used by him.

Mariamman Teppakulam:

 It is located at a distance of 5 km to the east of Meenakshi temple. There is a tank having an idol of Vinayaka which is located on a platform in the centre. It is also a venue of the temple’s annual Teppakulam float festival which is celebrated with huge zeal and excitement.


It is famous for the Pandyan rock-cut shrines that date back to the 8th century that later came to be known as the Nayaka Hindu temple.

Besides these tourist attractions in Madurai, there are lots of other places of tourist interest that are located nearby such as Vaigai Dam, Kodaikanal and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Reaching Madurai

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How to Reach Madurai

 By Air: The Madurai Airport is located at a distance of 12 km from the city centre. There are daily flights from here to places like Chennai and Mumbai.

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By Rail: The Madurai Railway Station is located within the city centre. There are regular trains connecting to places like Coimbatore, Chennai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari and other key destinations of south India.

 By Road: A fabulous road-network connects Madurai to the major towns of Tamil Nadu and the surrounding areas.

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