At a distance of 18 Kms from Mysore & 2 Kms from Srirangapatna, Gumbaz is the Mausoleum of Tipu Sultan, his father Hyder Ali and mother Fathima Begam. It is an imposing structure in the midst of the Lalbagh garden, stands on a high and wide platform with an open verandah of polished pillars all round.
It was built by Tipu Sultan in 1784 AD as the final resting place for his parents. Later, after Tipu's death, he was also buried at Gumbaz. The importance of Gumbaz lies in its well-shaped large dome with ivory inlaid doors and carved stone windows of fine work and inscriptions. Tipu's favorite Tiger stripes cover the walls. Tipu's wife, sons and relatives are buried just outside the main structure.