Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is one of the most popular attractions in Karnataka and is also famous as Dariya Daulat Bagh. It was being used as a retreat during summer by Tipu Sultan, the former Mysuru Ruler. He is also widely renowned as Tiger of Mysore because of his bravery.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is situated amidst the well-maintained garden called Daria Daulat Bagh. It is one of the finest examples of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture that is built in a rectangular design on an elevated platform.
While talking about its features, it has open corridors on every side of the platform, which have wooden pillars with plinths. There are walls on both sides (Eastern and Western) and to support the roof, there are bays with pillars on the other two wings. The four walls of Tipu Sultan's Summer's palace have four staircases that divide the audience halls at the corner into four rooms, which form the central hall that leads to western and eastern corridors.
This historical palace was built during 1778-1791 AD. The creation of this palace was started by Hyder Ali, the father of Tipu Sultan, but finished by Tipu Sultan. The beauty of Tipu Sultan's Summer palace still reflects in its structures, and people from all over the world visit to explore this fort. It is a two floors palace that is built of stone, and plaster wood mortar. When it comes to its design and interior, it is exceptionally beautiful and matchless. The walls, canopies, pillars, and arches are coated with colorful frescos. The interior of the palace is well decorated with floral motifs. And the floral and leafy pattern of inner walls gives this fort a great look. But the thing that will amaze you is paintings that display historic events and battles on the outer walls. This palace has every attraction that takes you back to the bygone era.
Additional Information about Tipu Sultan' Summer Palace
Nearby this palace, you will find some ruins of the fort, where Tipu Sultan died while battling with the British. This fort has Ranganathaswamy Temple and Jama Masjid that grab the attractions of tourists. Outside this fort, there is a Gumbaz that contains the tomb of Tipu Sultan, the tomb of Haider Ali (father of Tipu Sultan), and the tomb of Fatima Fakhr-un-Nisa (Mother of Tipu Sultan)
History of Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
During the ruling time of Tipu Sultan in Mysore, he moved his capital to Srirangapatna. But, after the death of Tipu Sultan in 1799, the British Shifted back to the capital of Mysore and made King Krishmaraja Wodeyar III, Mysore's ruler. While Tipu Sultan was ruling the region, he built the Summer Palace in Srirangapatna, an island in the Kaveri River and 14 m away from Mysore city. After the death of Tipu Sultan, the British administration managed this monument as their secretariat, till 1867.
The Highlight of Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
Tipu Sultan Museum
This museum is on the top floor of the palace that has a collection of things that are related to Tipu Sultan. Apart from that, the collection of Persian manuscripts and paintings are also available in the museum for visitors. One of the most prized possessions of this museum is a famous oil painting done in 1800 by Sir Robert Ker Porter- Storming of Srirangapattanam. This artistic work is a depiction of the war event of the final fall of Srirangapatana.
- Timing: 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM (all days of the week)
- Entry Fee: For Indians - 5 INR, Foreigners - 100 INR
- Video Camera: 25 INR
- Still Camera: Free of Cost
How to reach: This Palace is 126 km away from Bengaluru city and 15 km from Mysore. Srirangapatna has good connectivity of the railway station and bus from Bengaluru and Mysore.
Nearby tourist attractions: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Ranganatha Temple, and Nimishamba temple