Historical Places in India - Tipu Summer Palace

If you have been a student of history and have an interest in Indian history, then you must have heard the name of "Tiger of Mysore" Tipu Sultan. Tipu is one of the few rulers of India who is known for his sword more than his justice. It is known that Tipu Sultan was the ruler of the ancient Mysore state in Karnataka. Let me tell you that Tipu Sultan, son of Hyder Ali, was born on 20 November 1750 in Devanahalli (Yousefabad), Karnataka (about 33 km north of Bangalore).

Tipu Summer Palace in Bangalore was the place where Tipu used to reside during the summer days. If you want to see this special and very beautiful palace of Tipu, then come near Krishna Rajendra Nagar Market in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. It is famous for this palace present in the old Bangalore city that Tipu once called "Abode of Happiness". Today this place is considered one of the major tourist attractions of Bangalore. It is said that after the death of father Hyder Ali in the 18th century, Tipu completed the construction of this palace and lived there. You might be surprised to know that this two-storeyed palace is built only from teak wood.

The construction of this palace depicting Indo-Islamic architecture is mainly used in three colors red brown and golden yellow. Beautiful Iranian carvings were used by Tipu on each of the corners of this palace. One of the special features of this palace is It is also said that during the construction of this palace, full care was taken that this palace could reflect Tipu's life and his appreciation for the art. Even today when the sun's light falls on this palace, see the beauty of this palace. The ancient history of the state of Karnataka states that every year, during the summer season, Tipu used to come to Bangalore from Mysore and hold his meetings. Today, the lower part of the palace has been converted into a museum where photographs depicting Tipu's life, sword and Tipu's lion are kept. If you are going to visit this palace, then do not forget to visit this museum.

The palace opens from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday, and is closed on Sundays.

Bangalore city is well- connected by metro lines. The nearest metro station to Tipu Sultan palace is Majestic,  After going down at the metro station, you can hire a local rickshaw. The palace is  3 kms away from the station. Alternatively, hiring a private taxi  is the easiest option but it's   expensive.


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