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Tipu's Fort In the most crowded market area of Bangalore lies the remnants of Tipu's Fort - a silent testament of Tipu's battle against British regime. The fort was constructed during 1781-179 and was the summer residence of Tipu Sultan. It is a two-storied wooden structure, carved out of Teakwood with decorated pillars, concave arches and balconies. Today the fort houses a museum adorned with ancient artifact of Hyder-Tipu regime.

Initially, in 1537 Tipu Sultan's fort was constructed by Kempe Gowda, later on it was expanded by Tipu Sultan. During the battle between East Indian and Hyder Ali - the father of Tipu Sultan, Sultan Hyder imprisoned David Baird along with a number of British army officers in this fort.

Tipu Sultan's Palace - A Lavish Layout

Also known as the "Abode of Peace". This beautiful Palace is carved out of teakwood, the fort is noted for its ravishing carved arches on the gate walls showcasing magnificent style of Islamic architecture. Its exquisite floral patterns on the walls and ceilings are worth noting. In the quadrant there is a Ganesha Temple that popularly depicts and represents Tipu Sultan's religious tolerance. After Tipu's death the palace was used as a Secretariat by the British until 1867.

Extended on an are area of 400-acre the palace was inspired by the Windsor castle. Designed in medieval style with foiled windows, battlements and tall structure akin the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam leaves its visitors mesmerized.

Visiting The Palace

In June 2005 the palace was opened to the public by Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar to meet Rs 20 lakh as an annual upkeep costs of the palace. The main charm of the fort is the art gallery of nearly a thousand historical photos, including those of viceroys, maharajas and other famous personalities besides the delicate carvings and paintings.

Attractions Within

Carved Arches : The fort is built in teak wood and bears ornate pillars. The arches have exquisite carvings typifying the Islamic style of architecture. Beautiful floral patters on the walls and ceilings are worth seeing.

Ganesha Temple : Inside the fort, you will also notice a temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesh, which makes it obvious that Tipu Sultan practised religious tolerance.

Art Gallery : The centre of attraction inside the fort is an art gallery. Here, one can see intricate carvings and paintings including photographs of viceroys and maharajas of the earlier period.


Visiting Hours: 10am to 6pm. The palace is closed on Sunday. There is also an Entry Fee to the fort.

Accessibility To The Fort

There are regular bus services undertaken by Karnataka Transport (KSTDC). City bus service is competent and quite reasonable. The metered auto-rickshaws and tourist taxis are the other modes of transportation in the city. KSTDC also facilitates car hire, for taking up a city tour or for travelling to near by spots. The number of yellow tops is limited in the city.

Distance:- Distane from Bangalore to
Trivandrum: 761km
Chennai : 334km
Hyderabad : 566 km
Goa : 570km
Mumbai : 1033km
By Road:- Kempegowda Busstand is the central Bussatnd, a 24 hr hub for buses plying all over Karnataka and other states
KSRTC Busstand, Subashnagar Tel: 080-2873377, 2871261
By Rail:- City Railway station is 8km from MG Road.
Cantonment Railway station is 3 km from MG Road.
Yeswanthpur Railway station is 10 km from MG Road.
By Air:- HAL Airport is 10km from MG Road
Location:- City market , Bangalore
When to go:- Any time of the year .
Tourist offices:- KSTDC(bookings and info) Badami House, NR Square, Bangalore Tel: 080-2275869, Fax: 2352626 Email: kstdc@vsnl.in
Where to stay :-

ITC Hotel Windsor Sheraton & Towers No. 25, Sankey Road, Opposite Golf Course, Bangalore - 560 052 Tel: 080-22269898bangalore_where Fax: 080-22264941 Email:guest@windsor.welcomgroup.co.in
Tariff Range: Rs. 10000/- to Rs. 75,000/ +Tax

The Taj West End No. 23, Race Course Road,
Bangalore - 560 001 Tel: 080-22255055 Fax: 080-22200010 Email:westend.bangalore@tajhotels.com
Web site: www.tajhotels.com Tariff Range: Rs. 15,000/- to Rs.50,000/- +Tax

The Park No. 14/7, Off M G Road, Bangalore - 560 042 Tel: 080-25594666 Fax: 080-25594029 Email: resv.blr@theparkhotels.com Web site: www.theparkhotels.com Tariff Range: Rs.1400/- to
Rs. 25,000/- +Tax

Le Meridien No. 28, Sankey Road, Bangalore - 560 052 Tel: 080-22262233 Fax: 080-22267676 Email: leme@vsnl.com Web site: www.lemeridien-hotels.com Tariff Range: Rs. 13500/- to Rs. 22,000/- +Tax

Hotel Ista 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore - 560008 Tel: 25558888 Fax: 25549999
Website: www.istahotels.com Email: bangalore@istahotels.com Tariff: Rs. 13,500/- to Rs. 20,500/-

Taj Residency No. 41/3, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001 Tel: 080-25584444, 66604444 Fax: 080-25584748 Email:residency.bangalore@tajhotels.com
Web site: www.tajhotels.com Tariff Range: Rs.12500/- to Rs. 20,000/+Tax

The Oberoi No. 39, M G Road, Bangalore - 560 001
Tel: 080-25585858, Fax: 080-25585960 Email: unitresrm@oberoiblr.com Web site: www.oberoihotels.com Tariff Range: Rs. 19,500/- +Tax

Grand Ashok Kumara Krupa High Ground, Bangalore - 560 001 Tel: 080-30527777, 22269462
Fax: 080-22250033 Email: bangalore@bharathotels.com Web site: www.bharathotels.com Tariff Range: Rs. 8000/- and above +Tax

 
 
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