Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace Srirangapatna Entry Fee
- 15 per person for Indians
- 200 per person for Foreign Tourists
- No fee for Still Camera
- 25 for Video Camera
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Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace Srirangapatna Address: Srirangapatna, Karnataka, 571438, India
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, also known as Dariya Daulat Bagh, meaning “wealth of the sea” has been captivating visitors since long. This palace, which used to be the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, was often called as the ‘Abode of Happiness’ and ‘Envy of Heaven’ by the constructor himself. Built on a raised stone platform, with pillars of teak and artistic interiors, this palace is one of the most interesting places to see on a Mysore tour.
History and Architecture of Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, Srirangapatna near Mysore
It was Hyder Ali Khan who started constructing this palace in the year of 1778. However, the construction was completed by his son Tipu Sultan in the year of 1784 AD. This palace, surrounded with a vast spread of garden which further accentuates its architectural beauty.
Built in the Indo Saracenic style of architecture, this palace was built with wood, stone, mortar and plaster and has two stories. This palace has been built in the rectangular design with open corridors and wooden pillars. The front of the palace has huge wooden pillars with base of stones. It has arches and brackets colourfully painted in further highlight the carvings done on them. On the eastern and western side there are walls and other two sides there are bay with pillars.
The palace has been beautifully painted in various floral motifs and different colors. The captivating work on the walls and ceilings increase the beauty of palace all the more. The upper chambers of the palace can be accessed with four staircases. The interiors have been painted with floral motifs while on outer walls one can see paintings on various events, battles and portraits. The wooden ceiling of the palace is also beautifully decorated with floral motifs. The rooms which are called as Zenana quarters are also equally beautiful. There is also a massive mausoleum located nearby, known as Gumbaz, which was built by Tipu Sultan for housing the tombs of his father Hyder Ali and himself.
It also has a museum. The palace has various items on display which are associated to Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. For example, Clothes of Tipu Sultan, his crown, Silver vessel which belonged to Hyder Ali, war weapons, coins etc. have been showcased here. The first floor of the palace also constitutes rare sketches, paintings and block prints of all the prominent personalities and events. ‘Storming of Srirangapatna’, an oil painting by Sir Robert Ker Porter dating back to 1800 is one the most attractive collections at this museum.
Timings and Entry fee of Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
The opening timings of the Tipu’s Summer Palace are from 10 AM to 6 PM on all the weekdays, while on Sundays it opens at 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM. There is a minimal amount of entry fee of Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, i.e. Rs. 15/- However, for tourists from outside India, the entry charges are Rs.200/- per person. Photography is allowed at the palace without any extra charges.
Reaching Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, Srirangapatna near Mysore
Tipu Sultan Summer Palace is located in the town of Srirangapatna which is around 24 km away from Mysore city. There are regular buses from Mysore to Srirangapatna. Tourists can also hire a taxi to the palace from Mysore. For commuting within the town, auto rickshaws are readily available.