D. P. Roy Choudhury Association, Department of Animation, organized a Field Visit to Thirumalai Naiyakkar Mahal on 23.11.2022 for students of I B.Sc. Animation & P.G. Diploma in Animation Techniques.

The main objective of this trip is to understand the artistic blend of Dravidian and Islamic style of Art &Architecture. Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace is a place worth admiring and exploring. It was built in 1635, by the King Thirumalai Nayak who had the vision of creating a masterpiece for royal stay. It was designed as a residence for the king by an Italian architect. The interior of this palace mesmerizes everyone with its intricate paintings, design and sculptures. Paintings on the roof of the palace are worth noticing. Along with courtyard, the dancing hall of the palace is also worth exploring. This palace is one of the must visit places of history and those who love to explore architectural fineness of bygone eras. The sound and light shows conducted every evening at the palace, makes the visit to this palace even more exciting. Now under the protection of Tamil Nadu Archaeological Department, this palace was declared as a national monument immediately after independence.

Students visited the Exhibition of royal lifestyle of the Palace, organized by the Tamilnadu Archaeological Department. The students sketched the Palace from their perspective and made use of this trip as an outdoor study.

The Visit ended fruitfully and totally 36 students were benefitted through this visit.