Gumbaz Tipu Sultan

As a tribute to Haider Ali, his son Tipu Sultan built a tomb and mosque (1782-84) at the eastern end of his capital, Srirangapatna. His mother Fakr-Un-Nisa is also interred adjacent to his father's cenotaph. Although Tipu Sultan did not build the tomb with the intention of his own-burial, after his death in 1799, the kith and kin of Tipu Sultan chose to bury him along with his parents. The majestic tomb built at the centre of a huge garden is entered through an imposing Naqqar Khana with an arched entrance. The tomb proper is accommodated on a square platform which in turn is surrounded by Khan-Khana of brick-and-lime and corridor having a series of pointed arches. Leaving considerable space around, the main structure comprises a square chamber surrounded by a corridor of polished black stone pillars. The exterior wall of the chamber with granite veneer is also provided with an intricately carved jaal to allow adequate light to the chamber. Above the corridor is provided a low decorated parapet intervened by squat guldastas. The cut plaster work on the large dome rests on a circular base which rises to a considerable height. The three entrances of the chamber have ivory inlaid teak wooden doors. The interior of the chamber upto the hollow circular ceiling is beautifully decorated with paintings depicting tiger stripes, a favourite theme employed during the time of Tipu Sultan. In fact, the cenotaph of Tipu Sultan is also provided with a cover resembling tiger stripes. Some floral designs also adorn the interior wall of the chamber. Near the eastern entrance is a tablet with a Persian legend mentioning the martyrdom of Tipu Sultan in 1213 Hizri (A.D. 1799). Further east of the tomb is a mosque of moderate size with a pillared corridor. The prominent double-storeyed minarets at the corner add elevation to the mosque called Masjid-E-Aksa. But along with the tomb it contains a huge rectangular hall with massive pillars supporting a vaulted roof. The mihrabat the western wall is of considerable size and the frame is decorated. The huge square platform also contains numerous cenotaphs of members of Tipu Sultan's family.

About Gumbaz Tipu Sultan

As a tribute to Haider Ali, his son Tipu Sultan built a tomb and mosque (1782-84) at the eastern end of his capital, Srirangapatna. His mother Fakr-Un-Nisa is also interred adjacent to his father's cenotaph. Although Tipu Sultan did not build the tomb with the intention of his own-burial, after his death in 1799, the kith and kin of Tipu Sultan chose to bury him along with his parents. The majestic tomb built at the centre of a huge garden is entered through an imposing Naqqar Khana with an arched entrance. The tomb proper is accommodated on a square platform which in turn is surrounded by Khan-Khana of brick-and-lime and corridor having a series of pointed arches. Leaving considerable space around, the main structure comprises a square chamber surrounded by a corridor of polished black stone pillars. The exterior wall of the chamber with granite veneer is also provided with an intricately carved jaal to allow adequate light to the chamber. Above the corridor is provided a low decorated parapet intervened by squat guldastas. The cut plaster work on the large dome rests on a circular base which rises to a considerable height. The three entrances of the chamber have ivory inlaid teak wooden doors. The interior of the chamber upto the hollow circular ceiling is beautifully decorated with paintings depicting tiger stripes, a favourite theme employed during the time of Tipu Sultan. In fact, the cenotaph of Tipu Sultan is also provided with a cover resembling tiger stripes. Some floral designs also adorn the interior wall of the chamber. Near the eastern entrance is a tablet with a Persian legend mentioning the martyrdom of Tipu Sultan in 1213 Hizri (A.D. 1799). Further east of the tomb is a mosque of moderate size with a pillared corridor. The prominent double-storeyed minarets at the corner add elevation to the mosque called Masjid-E-Aksa. But along with the tomb it contains a huge rectangular hall with massive pillars supporting a vaulted roof. The mihrabat the western wall is of considerable size and the frame is decorated. The huge square platform also contains numerous cenotaphs of members of Tipu Sultan's family.

Monument Information

Address

Srirangapatna, Karnataka

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport : Bangalore International Airport, Mysore Airport Bangalore International Airport, Mysore Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station : Srirangapatna Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Srirangapatna Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 10.00 A.M.
  • Closing Time :5.00 P.M.

Weather

  • Monsoon : Avg Rainfall- 613 mm

    Summer : Avg Maximum Temperature: 37°C

    Winter : Avg Minimum Temperature: 15°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : September to March

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages
  • Toilets for Ladies & Gentleman
  • Drinking Water Facility
  • Visitors Benches
  • Approach pathway
  • Landscaping

Accommodation near the monument

  • ASI Bangalore Circle Guest House at PuratatvaBhavan Mysore

Contact Details

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

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.
Non Ticketed
Free Entry
for all visitors.