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Srirangapatna Fort

Srirangapatna Fort in Karnataka India that Tipu finally lay dead - betrayed by one of his own men. An obelisk in the Fort marks the place where he was killed. After defeating Tipu and his folks, the British went on to loot and plunder Srirangapatna and Srirangapatna Fort (Tipu's Palace).


One of the must-visit monuments on any Tour to Karnataka, the double-walled Srirangapatna Fort in Mysore Karnataka features four gates - Bangalore, Mysore, Delhi and Water and Elephant gates. There are two dungeons within the fort precincts, where prisoners were held captive. There is a simple structure within Srirangapatna Fort (Tipu's Palace) - with about 40 ft. high walls on three sides - which is believed to be the "rocket court" or the launch pad from where Tipu's men used to launch their missiles. Lalmahal - Tipu's residence was also housed within the Srirangapatna Fort (Tipu's Palace). But it was completely demolished by the British, and the spot is today marked by a mere mound, with a notice board on top of it.

Some other tourist attractions of Srirangapatna which are worth a visit while on tour to Srirangapatna Fort (Tipu's Palace) include the Gumbaz - Tipu's marvelous tomb, renowned for its architecture and craftsmanship, lying outside the Fort, and the Ranganathaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu as 'Ranganatha'. The Daria Daulat Palace or the Palace of Tipu Sultan is also a must-visit site, built of teakwood and adorned by colorful wall-frescoes. The Masji-e-Ala or the Juma Masjid at Srirangapatna is famous for its towering minarets.