Tamukkam Palace

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Coordinates: 9°55′52″N 78°07′57″E / 9.9310069°N 78.1325184°E / 9.9310069; 78.1325184

Queen's Summer Palace
Queen's Summer Palace

The Tamukkam Palace is a palace located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Literally the Tamil word Tamukkam(Tamil:தமுக்கம்) means summer house.[1] It was built in c. 1670, and was the summer palace of Rani Mangammal, the queen regent of the Madurai Nayak kingdom. Taken over by the British, Tamukkam became the official residence of the District Collectors. It now houses the Mahatma Gandhi Museum.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tamil Dictionary
  2. ^ David Abram (2003). South India: Rough Guide Travel Guides. Rough Guides Series (3, illustrated ed.). Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1-84353-103-6.