About Tipu Sultan Memorial

The Tipu Sultan Memorial is also known as Gumbaz, a mausoleum located in the centre of a landscaped garden. This structure holds the graves of Tippu Sultan, his father Hyder Ali, and his mother Fakr-Un-Nisa. This memorial has elements of Persian architecture. The structure stands over an elevated platform, which is supported by precisely cut black granite pillars. The walls in the interior of this structure are painted with tiger stripes, which was a favourite design of Tipu Sultan. The construction of the structure has been executed in Bijapur style and the dome has been placed over a cubicle structure. The original doors were replaced by ebony and beautifully decorated with ivory was gifted by Lord Dalhousie. The landscaped garden outside the memorial used to be comprised of different species of flowering trees and plants. The Tipu Sultan Memorial is located at a distance of 21 km from Mysore.

Outstanding Universal Value

The Tipu Sultan Memorial or the Gumbaz was built by Tipu Sultan himself. It was built in 1782-1784 at Seringapatam. The tomb was built for his parents Hyder Ali and Fakr-Un-Nisa. After the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799, the British allowed Tippu to be buried in the same tomb after his death. There are also tombs of the relatives of Tipu Sultan outside the memorial tomb of Tipu Sultan. There is also a mosque known as Masjid-E-Aksa, within the complex.

Monument Information


Ganjam, Karnataka 571477

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Kempegowda International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Shrirangapattana Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Gumbaz Bus Stand

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 8.00 A.M.
  • Closing Time :6.30 P.M.


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 30 °C, Minimum: 25 °C

    Summer : Maximum: 35 °C, Minimum: 23 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 32 °C, Minimum: 20 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Summer Seasons (June to August), Autumn Seasons (Septempter to October)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets for Ladies and Gentlemen
  • Dustbins
  • Visitor circulation path
  • Brochure/ guidebook
  • Publication counter
  • Wheelchairs & Ramps for differently abled
  • Cloak room

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Mr. Arun Raj T
  • Phone: 91-080-25537348, 22522532(T-f) 8236252045
  • E-mail: circleban.asi@gmail.com

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.