Exploring the city of Madurai by walking from Meenakshi Amman temple to Thirumalai Nayak Palace.
After this wonderful visit to the temple we were hungry, so we started searching for a good restaurant that serves good North Indian food and we found one near Meenakshi Temple Sree Mohan Bhojnalay, at first it looked like just some ordinary place to eat but their food was one of the best North Indian food I had in Tamil Nadu. After which we proceeded towards our next stop which was Thirumalai Nayak Palace, a Palace that has been turned into a museum and a theatre but one can still witness a great work of architecture and an essence of era in which it was built will always be present in that place.
Thirumalai Nayakkar MahalThis glorious palace was built by the 17th-century ruler Thirumalai Nayak and was the living palace of the Nayak Kings of Tamilnadu. The original Palace was four times greater than the current left overs. Today, only the large rectangular courtyard called the swarga Vilasam and a few adjacent buildings survive. It is surrounded by massive circular pillars, along with the Throne Chamber - a vast room with a raised, octagonal dome and Dance Hall. Its famous pillars are 13 meters tall and are conjoined together by a foliated brick-work. The entablature rises up to 20 meters.