Tirumala Nayakkar Palace, constructed in 1636 CE, is a national monument under the care of the Tamil Nadu Archeological Department. The Indo-Saracenic style followed in the palace is sure to make you wonderstruck. The palace is constructed using foliated brickwork and finished with chunnam (shell lime). The smooth and glossy texture is made possible by using egg white in the mix. The huge 13 meters high pillars are a glorious sight. The workmanship of the statues and the effort it took to build such a structure when there were no mechanized tools, will surely make you stand in awe. Hence this architectural wonder is not to be missed while you make the list of places to visit in Madurai.