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Daria Daulat Bagh / Tipu Sultan Summer Palace

Historical

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Srirangapatna): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: Following places are located in and around Srirangapatna and can be visited together:

- Daria Daulat Bagh / Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
- Srirangapatna Fort
- Gumbaz
- Jumma Masjid / Masjid-e-Ala
- Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - Srirangapatna
- Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

At a distance of 3 km from Srirangapatna Railway Station & 16 Kms from Mysore, Daria Daulat Bagh also known as Tipu's Summer Palace is located in Srirangapatna. Hyder Ali commenced its construction in 1778 and his son Tippu Sultan completed it in 1784 AD. The palace is surrounded by a large garden on the southern bank of the river.

The palace was made with teakwood in Indo-Saracenic style. The pillars, walls, canopies, arches and the corridors are graced with several murals. They depict scenes of warfare by Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan, the Nizams of Hyderabad, the British and French soldiers. The eastern wall has paintings representing the scenes of Darbars of different contemporaries of Tippu Sultan including the Hindu Rani of Chittor, the Raja of Tanjore, the Raja of Benares, Peshwas, etc.

The Daria Daulat Bagh palace is now converted in a museum housing several of Tippu's memorabilia. First floor of the palace houses sketches, drawings and paintings along with block prints and Tipu's clothes.

Timings of Museum: 9 AM to 5 PM.

Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Indians and Rs. 200 for Foreigners