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.
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.
Distane from Bangalore to
Chennai : 334km
Hyderabad : 566 km
Goa : 570km
Mumbai : 1033km
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City Railway station is 8km from MG Road.
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HAL Airport is 10km from MG Road
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