May 5, 2016

Tipu's Summer Palace - Bangalore

Site Name: Tipu's Summer Palace 
Site Type: Palace, Monument
Location:  Bangalore, Karnataka state, India
Highlights: An interesting and beautiful monument of Tipu's period in Bangalore
Nearest Railway Station: Bangalore
Nearest Airport: Bangalore
How to reach: Well connected by road, rail and air
Hotel: A lot of options including luxurious and budget hotels all over the city
Restaurants: A lot of options across the entire city

Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital city of Karnataka state of India. It is called as the 'Silicon Valley of India' as all IT majors have presence in the city. Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate has a lot of tourist attractions which include parks, gardens, temples, etc. Let us discuss about an interesting and beautiful site called Tipu's Summer Palace in this article.

Tipu's Summer Palace is a small palace built in the blend of Indo Islamic architecture style. It is situated within Bangalore Fort. The structure which was built entirely with teak was started by Hyder Ali and was completed by his son Tipu Sultan in the year 1791 CE. As Tipu used this palace as his residence during the summer times, it is called as Tipu's Summer Palace.

This well maintained palace is adorned with beautiful pillars and floral motifs. Some old paintings are also found in this palace. The silver vessels, dress materials and other such items used by Tipu are also displayed in this palace.

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