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A Photo-Tour of Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace in Bengaluru

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is one of the historical places in Bengaluru which was earlier a part of the Bangalore Fort Complex.

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Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 12:36 [IST]
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It happens that you would have passed the same place without giving a headturn. One day you just happen to have some time and decide to peek inside; that is when you will realise the beauty of a place which stood there waiting to be explored. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace in Bengaluru is one such place that welcomes you into an old world charm.

There might be a lot of speculation regarding Tipu Jayanti but that doesn't stop us from exploring one of the architectures built by Tipu Sultan, isn't it?

Let us proceed to the enchanting photo-tour of Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace!

A Stone Board

Your eyes will set on this stone board in front of the palace entrance on Albert Victor road at Chamrajpet in Bengaluru (Bangalore).

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Distant View

We are sure this distant view of the palace is pulling you to take a tour inside!

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The Ticket Counter

You just have to pay a nominal fee of Rs.15 to enter the premises. Check out this Ticket Counter Board to know all the details.

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It is a Monument of National Importance

Tippu Sultan's Summer Palace is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. This notice board can be seen on the left side as you enter the gate.

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Beautiful Lawns

These neatly crafted lawns sing the welcome songs. Lawns are some of the important features in the architectures of Tipu Sultan. Even Dariya Daulat Bagh in Mysore has a sprawling garden area.

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The Facade of Tipu Palace

The exterior view of courtyard with the beautiful wooden pillars comes into picture. The large premises of the castle draws you to explore.

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Wooden Pillars of Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

According to the information at the museum, there are 160 wooden pillars supporting the structure of the palace. These brown coloured pillars have carvings at the bottom.

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Carvings on Pillars

These intricate carvings at the bottom of the pillar were made to give it the shape of lotus flower.

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Durbar Hall with the Balcony

You will see the wooden balcony when you look up from the court hall. It is said that Tipu Sultan used to conduct durbar (court sessions) sitting at this balcony.

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Towards the Upper Quarters

The Durbar Hall along with a few rooms are located on the first floor of the palace.

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Intriguing Rooms

There are small rooms in the ground floor as well as the upper quarters. Though these rooms seem small for the royal residences, they have a unique charm. Interestingly, most rooms have two or three doors which connect them to large halls.

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Lamp Holders

You will see these kind of racks at every nook and corner of this palace. Maybe they were used for keeping lamps as they was no electricity.

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Tipu Palace Museum

A rectangular hall in the ground floor of Tipu Palace is converted into a museum. There are portraits of Tipu Sultan with historical information. We can also get a glimpse of a huge sword along with another kind of a weapon here.

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Tipu's Favourite Toy

The portraits of the palace made by James Hunter is also displayed here. A model of a unique toy tiger killing a white man is the interesting aspect of the museum. It is said that this was the favourite toy of Tipu Sultan.

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Fusion of Architecture

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is built in Indo-Islamic architecture.

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Charming Architecture

The palace is constructed in a symmetrical way. The back portion of the palace is almost similar to the front portion with the wooden finishing. You can also see a balcony here which gives a good view of the outside world.

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A View From the Palace

We can see the garden and the entrance gate while standing on the balcony of the Durbar Hall. It is built in a way to facilitate the inmates to see the outside outside world.

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Wooden Carvings on the Roofs

It is interesting to observe these beautiful wooden carvings lining the roofs and the balconies. In fact, the palace gets a fashionable look through this detailing.

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A Part of Bangalore Fort

Hyder Ali replaced the original mud fort to a brick fort in Bangalore. Initially, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace was a part of the Bangalore Fort complex.

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Hyder Ali's Construction

The construction of Tipu's Palace began during Hyder Ali's rule. However, he died in a battle and Tipu Sultan had to take over. Thus, the palace was completed by Tipu Sultan.

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Kote Venkataramanaswamy Temple

We can see the gopuras of Kote Venkataramana Temple from Tipu Sultan's Palace. This temple is one of the famous temples in Bangalore (Bengaluru).

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Well Maintained With Good Facilities


Toilets and drinking water facilities are there in the palace complex. Specially assigned toilets for the physically challenged people is also there.

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Tourist Places Around Tipu Summer Palace in Bengaluru

Kote Venkataramana Temple, Minto Anjaneya Temple and Kote Anjaneya Temple are some of the religious and tourist places around Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace in Bengaluru (Bangalore). You can see the Fort High School just behind the palace. The famous K.R.Market is very near to this place.

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How to Reach Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace in Bengaluru

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is located on Albert Victor Road in Chamrajpet. It is near to the Minto Eye Hospital.

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Heritage in Bengaluru

No doubt, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is one of the historical places in namma Bengaluru (Bangalore). It is one of the prominent reminders of city that served as a summer retreat. The palace is also one of the best places to explore in Bangalore Tourism (Bengaluru Tourism).

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