If Tamil Nadu is the seat of South Indian temple architecture, the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple is crowning glory. The temple structure with its concentric squares and high walled enclosures is a lesson for students of architecture
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is situated at a distance of about 5 km from the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The area of the tank, and the island pavilion with a garden in the center, is approximately equal to the area of Meenakshi Temple.
Thirumalai Nayakar palace
Thirumalai Nayakar palace was built by Thirumalai Nayaakar in 1636. The paintings, carvings and designing of the mahal shows the amazing talents of the nayak kings.This mahal has 248 pillars of each 58 feet tall and 5 ft in diameter.
Gandhi Memorial Museum
The building that houses the Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai is the historic Tamukkam Palace belonging to Rani Mangammal of Nayak Dynasty built about 1670 A.D. This was under the occupation of Nawab of Carnatic the East India Company