Only around 1.5 kms from Meenakshi Temple, there is Indo-Saracenic palace called as Tirumalai Nayak palace named after the great ruler of Madurai in 17th century. It was built in the year of 1636 by the great ruler himself. The palace observed many destructions over the period of time and today only the main entrance gate, the hall and the dance hall are remained. There is a rectangular courtyard which is huge in size and is regarded as one of the finest secular buildings of South India. You can enjoy the sound and light show in the complex where you will find the various things which were unknown to you. There are two versions that are conducted here, one is in English and the other one in Hindi. The palace is just a walk away from Sri Meenakshi Temple and is therefore quite an interesting place to visit. This place remain open all days of week at 9:00 AM - 9:45 PM and entry fee is Rs. 5/- for child and Rs. 10/- for adult.