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Srirangapatna Fort

Historical

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Srirangapatna): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

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 1 km from Srirangapatna Railway Station & 16 Kms from Mysore Railway Station, Srirangapatna Fort is situated in the town of Srirangapatna which was the capital of the Mysore state under the legendary king Tipu Sultan. It is a small island formed by the river Cauvery and its tributaries. This is one of the popular tourist places to visit from Bangalore & Mysore and an important historical site in Karnataka.

The fort was originally built in the year 1537 by Kempe Gowda. This Fort has four main entrances and has a double wall defense system, which is what makes it one of the toughest forts. Most of the fort was demolished by British during Fourth Mysore War in 1799.

There is a monument in the fort in the place where Tipu Sultan was killed. The architectural style of the fort is supposed to be Indo-Islamic and there is a Persian inscription on the gateway that announces its date of construction. There are two dungeons in the lower chambers of the fort that were used to imprison captured British officers. Tipu's residence was also housed within the Fort.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is situated inside the fort.