April 4, 2010

The Wealth of the Sea - Daria Daulat Bagh aka Summer Palace, Srirangapatna, Near Mysore, India

Srirangapatna, the historical town of India, which is located next to the heritage city of India, Mysore, is an important tourist spot in Karnataka state of India. It has a lot of interesting tourist destinations. Among those sites, Daria Daulat Bagh is one of the most important tourist destination in Srirangapatna.

Daria Daulat Bagh aka "the wealth of the sea" was the summer palace of the great warrior of Mysore region, Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan built this summer palace in 1784 CE.

The summer palace (Daria Daulat Bagh) is square in plan, and was built on a raised stone plinth. There are a lot of teak pillars in the outer edge of this two storeyed beautiful palace. All the walls and ceilings of this palace are painted, mostly depicting the victories of Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali, the durbar (court) scenes of Tipu Sultan and his contemporaries, and other people and scenes related to Tipu Sultan. The architecture of the palace is Indo-Islamic style. There is a well laid and well maintained beautiful garden in front of the palace.

Daria Daulat Bagh is one site which you should never miss at Srirangapatna. Ensure that this place is present in your Mysore travel itinerary. Your Mysore tour will be incomplete if you don't go to this site.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:

Site Name: Daria Daulat Bagh aka Summer Palace
Site Type: Palace, Museum
Highlights: Palace built by Tipu Sultan
Location: 18 kms from Mysore, Karnataka state, India
Nearest Railway Station: Srirangapatna
Nearest Airport: Bangalore (around 170 kms)
Local Transport: Easily reachable from Mysore; there are lot of private and government buses
Hotel: There are few good hotels at Srirangapatna; If you are looking for good cheap and budget hotels, it is better to go with hotels of Mysore or hotels of Bangalore
Restaurants: There are few good restaurants available in Srirangapatna; better options are available in Bangalore or Mysore

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