If time permits, then travellers visiting Nandi Hills are recommended to explore Tipu's Summer Palace and Fort. It covers an area of about 90 acres and is situated at a height of 4,851 feet above sea level. The Fort has a striking resemblance to Dariya Daulat, Srirangapatna.
The construction of Tipu Sultan's Fort was started by Chikballapur chieftains and was completed in 1791 by Tipu Sultan. This renowned site acted as an ideal summer resort for Tipu Sultan and therefore, he decided to name the site 'Tashk-e-Jannat' that stands for 'envy of heaven'.
Upon reaching the site, tourists will notice that the structure is made of wood. Towers and archways are ornately engraved that represent the architectural style adopted during that time. The ceilings and walls of this fort have been imprinted with paintings. The highlights of the fort are its five arches with minarets. Archways and towers are the other highlighting features of this site. General public is not permitted to go inside the Tipu's palace.