Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, in Bangalore, India, is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali commenced its construction within the walls of the Bangalore Fort, and it was completed during the reign of Tipu Sultan in 1791. After Tipu Sultan's death in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, the British Administration used the palace for its secretariat before moving to Attara Kacheri in 1868. Today the Archaeological Survey of India maintains the palace, which is located at the center of Old Bangalore near the Kalasipalyam bus stand, as a tourist spot.
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|Saturday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Sunday||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
Rajeel KP | Feb 22, 2018
You can imagine the way a king lived, when you walk through this palace. This is truly beauty and architectural marvel. The amazing size and design shouts it. You have a lot to see here. There only sad thing is they won't allow you to take photos inside. The night view is amazing. If you ever visit there, make sure you stay till night and see the night view with all those lamps lit. There one of the best !!
Ashish Bhattacharya | Mar 2, 2018
Nice quaint place in the heart of a market. Most things linked to Tipu Sultan are enigmatic. It is nice to learn that Rocket science existed during his times! You can literally see 2 live rockets (missiles) on display here. The complex also houses a 500 year old Lord Vishnu temple, the doors of which open & close according to the whims of the care takers.
Sujith VK | Feb 5, 2018
A piece of historical monument, well maintained in the city. Very easily accessible from the underground metro station krishnarajendra (K R) market. A good lawn and majestic structure. The pillars and the wood work will remind you of the skills from India's past. Could spend 15 minutes in a day tour.
Kate Fernandes | Jan 12, 2018
Wow! It definitely has an old school charm, and worth the selfies. It's close to the market place and we'll connected to the metro, so heading in this direction will give you plenty to do. However, I must say it isn't as grand as the Mysore Palace and if you've visited other Mogul palaces in the North this might seem rather simple. That being said it provides quite the history lesson as the historians have documented everything rather well on the ground level, fun facts so worth the read for sure!
Akhil Reddy | Jan 23, 2018
Nice place to visit, parking available but there is no space to sit and hangout for sometime. Most of the woodwork and architecture is still good except the oil paints on walls which are destroyed by the visitors in recent years. I saw a small Ganesha idol in front of palace which I have opposed. A good place to visit with friends or family.
Salmaan Nawaz | Mar 30, 2018
It has a beautiful architecture and worth visiting place. We can learn the history of Tipu Sultan, about his kingdom and how he ruled and it will inspire us. It has a well maintained park. This place is said to be that Tipu Sultan used to visit it in Summer. The building looks single storied from outside but in inside its a two storied building. Some of the olden wall paintings traces can be seen. There are some rooms where history of Tipu Sultan is displayed photography is not allowed there. Two wheeler and four wheeler parking is available straight opposite to Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. Bangalore Fort is very near to this palace(around 500mts only) and can be visited by walk from here because parking is difficult near Bangalore Fort and there is no entry fees in Bangalore Fort.
Dipankar Ghosh | Mar 31, 2018
Historical place being maintained well. More artefacts and a better gallery would have been nice. The extinguisher kept in a pile on the corner of the ground floor is not warranted at all, spoils the show of the place. Gardening is pretty good. Safety can be compromised on the wooden stairs that needs to be taken care of immediately.
vardhini konduru | Mar 6, 2018
The history of Tipu Sultan makes one proud to have such ruler fighting ruthlessly against East India Company. His valour is underrated in my honest opinion. This palace is a very peaceful place, near to famous MTR cafe. The palace reminds you of Mysore palaces, and the items kept inside are really worth reading about.
Siva C | Apr 14, 2018
From Eagle Eye's - It is very small place (do not expect much before visiting). It showcases the great wood work and you can enjoy your summer in the place where Tipu Sultan spent his time :) In the ground floor, there are rooms displaying the paintings. Don't miss them. They are superb portrayal or even like photos from those period. There is a well maintained small garden. Good restrooms are available. Entry fee is so cheap!!
Sahil Sankalp | May 4, 2018
I had visited this place around 2000 and was interested in visiting again. But sorry to see the maintainance of such a place of historical importance. It should be taken care of. Apart from this, one must visit to look at the courts of ancient times. Traffic is a huge issue as its located in the most populated area of Bangalore. Have a good time.
Reji Raj KK | May 1, 2018
Beautifully maintained. Clean, less touristy and crowed. You can get some really good profile photos. The palace has a small room that displays photos from the past, few swords and artifacts. Worth a visit. Maximum duration to spend here is no more than 2hrs
Jagdeep Singh | Apr 16, 2018
Nice and clean place. It's in heart of the city. It's a small place. Max to max 1 hour is sufficient to visit. Problem is you have to park your vehicle somewhere else in nearby buildings. Wooden structure is worth seeing.
Vikhyath Kamath | Jun 18, 2018
Although situated right in the middle of the city, the place has a calmness around this spot. There is no such architectural marvel but the place looks beautiful nonetheless. It is also maintained well. The lawns surrounding the palace adds to the charm. All this also makes the spot very photogenic. You can go there as a couple, with family or friends. The place is friendly for every gathering. Depending on whether you are visiting to check the place out or just stroll around to bask in the calmness, you can complete your trip to the Tipu Sultan palace withing 1-3 hours.
Shashank S B | May 19, 2018
This is a very small Palace at the heart of the city with a historic significance. Most of the Palace is built of wood. The place is also well maintained. You can easily spend an hour or two here. It is a place where you can get some good photos if you can avoid the crowd. It also has very good metro connectivity.
indira j | May 10, 2018
You can imagine the way a king lived, when you walk through this palace. This is truly beauty and architectural marvel. The amazing size and design shouts it. You have a lot to see here. There only sad thing is they won't allow you to take photos inside. The night view is amazing. If you ever visit there, make sure you stay till night and see the night view with all those lamps lit. There one of the best
Aivan Raj | Jun 2, 2018
It's quite small really. More like a bungalow than a palace. The entry fee is reasonable. Might take you 45 minutes to explore and view the exhibits about Tipu Sultan. It's close to the Bangalore fort (only a very small section of this remains - free entry though). Alight at the KR market metro station to reach the area.
Jay Janaskar | Jul 22, 2018
It is a two storey building entirely made in pure teak wood with big fluted pillars supporting the whole structure. The walls and the ceilings of the palace are decorated with floral patterns. Islamic concept is used while making the intricately carved arches. As per speculations, the eastern and western balconies of the upper floor were used by the Sultan for conducting the affairs of the state. The ground floor of the palace now houses a museum which showcases a portrait of the monarch, his clothes, the missiles used during the wars with the British and a couple of his swords. Though the mansion is not grand in size, its amazing wooden architecture is one thing that shouldn’t be missed out. For photography buffs, its magnificent balconies and stairways create a perfect shot. It is located at Albert Victor Road, Chamrajpet, around which proper accommodation under budget is available for vacationers.
Naveen Kumar Kotta | Jul 19, 2018
This is a wonderful and very small place where you can take some beautiful pics and also the construction was very similar and symmetrical. There has been some several modifications done to this Palace also the maintenance was very neat and clean the entry ticket is Rs.15 per adult. You can reach here from KR market very easily by walk.
Anurag Mitra | Jun 26, 2018
A neat and clean place , not heavily designed despite being the palace of a mighty ruler, Tipu Sultan. This clearly shows that how humble he actually was..The garden and surrounding is well maintained by Bengaluru Municipality. It will take hardly half an hour to have a complete round around this place... In the ground floor, there's a kind of museum where one can get a clear idea about Tipu Sultan's administration and what type 9f economic reformer was !!
Rohit Singh | Jul 8, 2018
Nice place for taking photos and it takes only 30 minutes to cover everything however it is only as big as what you see in the pictures. It was way smaller in size than what i expected of a palace which was kind of a let down. Management was good. I would only advise someone to go their if you are already in the area no need to go out the way to visit this place.
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