Sunday 23 December 2007

Madurai Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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Thirumalai Nayak Palace is a 17th century palace was built by King Thirumalai Nayak, one of the Madurai Nayak rulers in 1636 AD in the city of Madurai, India. This Palace was built with the help of an Italian Architect and is a classic fusion of Dravidian, Islamic and European styles. The building, which can be seen today, was the main Palace where the king lived. The original Palace Complex was four times bigger than the present structure. In its heyday, Tirumalai Nayak's Palace at Madurai was considered to be one of the wonders of the South.

Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirumalai_Nayakar_Mahal

2 comments:

harish said...

A VERYGOOD PLACE IN MADURAI.I LIKE VERY MUCH

Khushi R said...

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing the post. The Thirumalai Nayakar mahal is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Rajput styles erected in 17th century. It was four times bigger than the present structure and is still of one of the most beautiful palaces in India. Performance of Light & Sound shows is held every evening for entertainment of the visitors. Check Thirumalai Nayakar mahal for more details.