I came to know that Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace in Madurai is open for a week
upto 24th April 2010 without any Ticket. Yes, admission is free. No Ticket need be purchased; you have to enter your name in the register kept.
I just visited the Palace after renovation ! The colour painting is not yet complete.
And the maintenance is not satisfactory. Whether it is lack of funds?
We do not know.
You can click the below link to view some photos.
[May not be much interesting !] But one Photo is Madurai Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarer in the procession after visiting Villapuram, Madurai.