The Thirumalai Nayak Palace, one of Madurai’s most prominent tourist attractions, was formerly the palace of the then-king Thirumalai Nayak. This palace exemplifies the ideal fusion of Dravidian and Islamic architectural styles. The palace was built in 1635 as a spectacular vision of the monarch for his regal stay. This is the place to go if you’re a history buff who appreciates architectural marvels. Every evening, a light and sound performance adds to the enjoyment of the visit.