About Palace of Tipu Sultan
Also known as the ‘Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan’, The Palace of Tipu Sultan, is surrounded by a magnificent garden, mow taken care by the officials. The double floored rectangular in shape, palace, is made of teakwood and is festooned with Islamic art. There are two protuberant balconies in opposite directions, where Tipu Sultan and his officials used to conduct Durbar proceedings, chambers, four small rooms (zenana quarters or the ladies’ rooms) along with a large hall. The wooden ceilings have canvas-painted floral designs.
There is a Tipu Sultan museum inside the Indo-Islamic styled palace displaying artefacts and his achievements. The clothes and crown, handsomely decked in gold and silver show his royal lifestyle. Several frescos depict the stories of the battles fought by Tipu Sultan and his father, Hyder Ali against the British. The palace rests on a five feet elevated platform with wooden pillars at the ends. There is also a Ganpati Temple present inside the fort complex, surrounded by gardens, the presence of which highlights Tipu Sultan’s respect for other religions. The stunning painting of the original throne and the amazing replica of Tipu Sultan’s tiger will leave you in full of awe.