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 international travel planner, Bengaluru attractions like Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Tipu Sultan summer palace is a must when visiting Bangalore, altough at 200 rupees (foreigner), it is clearly overpriced considering it's very small and in poor condition (most walls have been defaced...  more »
  • It is one of Historic place in bangalore. In 1537 Kempe Gowda built the fort, which was extended later by Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali, father of Tippu Sultan, Hyder Ali started the construction of the pala...  more »
  • This magnificent palace in wood, stone and plaster was started by Hyder Ali in 1781 and completed by Tipu Sultan in 1791. The walls and ceilings of palace are painted in floral motifs. Palace looks ve...  more »
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  • The palace is not very big but an amazing example of ancient wooden architecture. The fine carvings and decorative motifs on the walls and pillars are primary sources of attraction, which is a testimony to the stupendous art of historical India. The lush green lawn in front of the palace and a beautiful garden in the vicinity adds a charm to the entire place. The palace has preserved its indisputable beauty and is neatly maintained by the government.
  • This more 200 years old building is a must see. Wooden columns looks like stone from a distance. A fine park in front of the palace. 200 rupees for foreigners. Just a little disappointed that the rockets on display where far from the original rockets.
  • The Summer palace is not big. It's 2 floor building, constructed by wodden and stone. A perfect example of fine art and carpentry. It will hardly take half hour to visit the place. Visitor timings are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm from mon to sun. Usually not crowded on weekends. You can visit on weekends if have interest in ancient or historical places. Entry fee is 15 bucks per head.
  • A must visit place for a bangalorean. Not that there is so much to see, but this can be a new experience. Greenery , architecture, wall paintings and the story boards can take us on a tour to those days. the place has a beautiful symmetric patterns, and the interiors tell a story of their own.Few of the paintings with information manage to enlighten what tippu sultans empire looked like, how he planned his administration and its execution , his battle Stories and bravery and more related stuffs. If wall paintings and a different architecture interest you , this would be one of the places to visit. Parking for two wheeler is opposite the building but four wheelers might have to struggle a bit.
  • One must visit this place to see the historical monument. Great architecture & amazing artwork all over the Palace. Palace is perfectly symmetrical & well preserved as well. I have visited this place twice once in 2015 & just now in 2017 it seems exactly in the same condition as it was two back. #meusviews

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