Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bengaluru

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Once the summer residence of Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace stands as a shining example of Indo-Islamic architecture built entirely of teak. As you wander the complex, keep an eye out for floral motifs embellished on the walls, a painting of the grand throne as imagined by Tipu Sultan, and the eastern and western balconies from which Tipu Sultan would conduct court. On the ground floor, browse the small museum depicting Tipu Sultan's achievements, featuring an exhibition of his clothes and crown displayed on silver and gold pedestals. Art lovers may also be interested in works by James Hunter, who sketched various landscapes of South India, displayed in the palace. Using our custom trip planner, Bengaluru attractions like Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 18, 2017
    If one is interested in history of British era can visit this place and check out to have on site idea the way kings lived  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is the summer palace of Tipu Sultan. Nice place to see. Wooden palace with design and decoration.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Palace is built by teak wood and has 2 floors with balconies. Paintings (only some are left) on the walls depict stories of Tippu's bravery.  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    It is a small piece of structure of that time that is still present. All the other structure around it was demolished by poor British rulers. This palace is actually a place where Tipu used to discuss with his cabinet. Made of wood. Not in a very good shape. Need serious restoration work for preserving the beautiful wood work.
  • June 22, 2017
    Nice to see our history and heritage been preserved in nice way. You can understand why it is said as summer palace when you been here. The place is really cool then the outside. Same you can feel it when you are in Tipu summer palace in Srirangapatnam.
  • June 26, 2017
    Short visit to a historic palace right in central Bangalore. Beautiful wood work and painted walls that can be seen in few places still preserved. Lots of scribblings by visitors is shameful. Archeological Society of India has kept a lot of useful history facts in the ground floor gallery. Worth spending time and reading through them..
  • July 13, 2017
    A small palace, worth for a visit of an hour or two. Good collection of paintings ,breifs of the history of Tipu and his reign. Good amenities for tourists like well maintained washroom and drinking water.
  • July 15, 2017
    One small place looking place which is in a dilapidated condition. Not a waste of time but not a must visit. Max time needed to visit is 1 hour. Parking just before the Palace.

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