The Tipu Sultan Palace Bangalore is also known as the Bangalore Fort, was initially built as a clay fort by the founder of Bengal. Later, Hyder Ali the father of Tipu Sultan converted it into a stone fort. The fort is proof of the Mysore struggle against the British.
Inside the Tipu Sultan Palace Bangalore, there is a Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, which is one of the main attractions of this place. It is an influential part of the architecture in itself. The interior walls of the palace have been decorated with inscriptions of Islamic art. The whole palace is constructed with teak wood, mortar, stone, and plaster. The base of the palace is a stone plinth. There are huge beams made up of wood that are supported by beautifully carved pillars that constitute the structure of the palace. The pillars and arches are adorned with attractive carvings highlighted in two colors. The base of the pillars have carvings that are designed in such a way that it appears as if the flowers are blossoming out of the pillars. The walls and roofs have madder-red surfaces that are embroidered with flowery themes, giving it a fantastic appearance.
The internal part of the palace roof is made up of teak wood and people are keen to learn more about the history associated with Tipu Sultan, who is also known as the Mysore tiger. There are several rooms with a balcony, four small rooms, and a large hall. There are two-storied buildings in the Tipu Sultan Palace Bangalore with wooden pillars. The two-storied buildings are resting on the stone base. Paintings on the walls depict the bravery and celebrated life of the Tipu Sultan and show the hatred against the British. The walls of the Summer Palace Bangalore are in fine colored patches.
Four stairways are leading to the first floor. A big hall embracing the first floor has four rooms at the four nooks. The rooms were occupied by the women of the royal family. There are two projecting balconies, one facing towards the east and the other facing towards the west side. It is believed that Tipu Sultan used to conduct the Durbar in the hall to discuss the affairs of his region with the officials of the state seating in the balcony area of the Tipu Sultan Palace Bangalore.
You can also see a Ganpati Temple in the fort complex and spend some time relaxing in the gardens around the palace. The fort and the palace have been partially reconstructed, but the key sections need care. There is also a fee for admission in the fort. For the proper explanation and description of the historical stories associated with the fort, a guide can be hired who is available outside the Tipu Sultan palace Bangalore. There is also a market in the city which surrounds the fort from all sides but usually, there is a lot of crowds here.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace Bangalore Timings: 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace Bangalore entry fees: INR 5 for Indian Citizens and INR 100 for foreign tourists.