Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore

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Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is a unique palace entirely built using teak wood and is an example of the Indo-Islamic architecture. The Islamic touch of the beautiful arches and Indian style of the brackets around the pillars are notable.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace in Bangalore
We visited this place on our summer weekend trip to Bangalore from Pune along with other attractive places like Banerghatta Biological Park, Butterfly Park, Cubbon Park (Sri Chamarajendra Park) and Lalbaugh Botanical Garden. This is our first trip with 7 month old son Maqbool and it was amazing weekend trip to Bangalore.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
Lower area of Tipu Sultan's Palace
A typical palace will have rich marbles, carvings and filled with luxury. But, this is an unusual palace made up entirely of teak wood and stands adorned with pillars, arches and balconies. The walls were embellished with beautiful floral themes, which added to the beauty and artistic taste to the palace.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
Upper area of Durbar Hall
This is popularly known as Tipu Sultan’s Summer palace as it was the summer residence of Tiger of Mysore – Tipu Sultan. The construction of the palace was commenced in 1781 by Nawab Hyder Ali Khan and completed by Tipoo Sultan in 1791.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
Balcony view from where Sultan address his people
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
Maqbool
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
Backside of the Palace
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
Tipu Sultan's summer palace is located close to the busy K.R. Market in the center of Bangalore city. The palace is actually quite small compared to other palaces in South India and is built within the walls of the Bangalore Fort. Despite its location in extremely busy part of the city, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is peaceful and quiet. We visited on a weekday afternoon and there were only a handful of foreign and local tourists. We spend around 2 hours of a peaceful time in the palace on the summer day and later went to explore other places of Bangalore city.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
At the entrance of the Palace
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
We together
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
The ruler used to conduct his durbar from the upper floor, first floor has four smaller rooms called Zenana Quarters. A balcony on each side of the central hall was used for the Sultan to address his people.

The interior of the palace was constructed with Teak wood with ornate patterns painted on the walls and wood carving on the many pillars. 
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
History of Tipu Sultan Palace
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
The garden surrounding the palace is maintained by Horticulture department of Karnataka. 
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
Lawns of Tipu Sultan's Palace
Beside the palace, we find Kote Ventakaramana temple which was built by Chikkadevaraya Wodeyar in 16th century. This also shows Tipu Sultan’s respect towards all religions in his kingdom. The temple was also enclosed with fort hence the name Kote which means adorned by the Fort.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
Where is Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace in Bengaluru
Address: Tipu Sultan Palace Rd, Chamrajpet, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560018, India
Open daily: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tickets: ₹15 per person for Indians and ₹200 per person for Foreign Tourists

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