Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace in Srirangapatna, also referred to as Dariya Daulat Bagh was being used as summer retreat by former Mysuru ruler, Tipu Sultan.
Tipu Sultan’s summer palace was built during 1778-1784 AD. Construction of the palace was initiated by Hyder Ali (Tipu Sultan’s father) and completed by Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace has two stories, built with wood, mortar, stone and plaster. Huge garden area surrounds the palace. Interiors are well decorated with floral motifs and paintings showcasing historic events and battles. Tipu Sultan’s burial grounds are also nearby.
Museum: Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace also houses a museum, showcasing artifacts used by Tipu Sultan and his family. Clothes, coins, weapons, silver utensils and crowns used by Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali are showcased here. Several paintings portraying key people and historic events, including a 200 years old oil painting showcasing storming of Srirangapatna can be seen in the museum.
Timing: Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace in Srirangapatna is open between 8.30 AM and 5.30 PM on all days.
Nearby: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (6 kms), Tipu Sultan’s summer palace (1 km), Ranganatha Temple (1 km), Nimishamba temple (3.4 kms) are some of the spots to visit in and around Srirangapatna along with Jama Masjid.
How to reach: Srirangapatna is 135 kms from Bengaluru city and 14 kms from Mysuru (the nearest airport). Srirangapatna has a railway station and excellent bus connectivity from Bengaluru and Mysuru.
Stay: KSTDC Runs Hotel Mayura Riverview in Srirangapatna. Mysuru city, (14 kms from Srirangapatna) has lots of accommodation options suiting all budget categories.