Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace | One of the best places to visit in Bangalore

LocationAlbert Victor Road, Bangalore (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsThe entry ticket is INR 5 for Indians and INR 100 for the foreign tourists. It opens from 8:30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. all day.
Place TypePalace & Landmarks, Monument
Place visit withFamily, Kids, Friends, Married Couples, Unmarried Couples, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitSeptember, October, November, December
Nearest MetroSir M. Visveshwaraya Station (Central College) Metro Station (2 KM) Nadaprabhu Kempegowda station (Majestic) Metro Station (2 KM) City Railway station Metro Station (2 KM) Chikkapette Metro Station (1 KM) Krishna Rajendra Market Metro Station (0 KM) National College Metro Station (1 KM) Lalbagh Botanical Garden Metro Station (2 KM) South End Circle Metro Station (2 KM)

About Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture located in Bangalore. This palace used to be the summer residence of Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore. Palace construction was started by Hyder Ali within the walls of the Bangalore Fort, and it was completed in 1791 during the reign of Tipu Sultan. The palace is a two-storeyed building made of wood, mortar, stone and plaster.

The interior is well decorated with floral motifs and paintings depicting historical events and battles. A huge mausoleum containing the tombs of Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali is also nearby.

Architecture of Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

The two-storey structure of the palace is made entirely of teak and is adorned with pillars, arches and balconies. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is a wonderful specimen of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The chambers are decorated with elaborate features and frescoes. Four steps lead up to where the king conducted his court from the eastern and western balconies.

Interesting facts about Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

  1. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace also houses a museum, which displays artifacts used by Tipu Sultan and his family.
  2. Clothing, coins, weapons, silverware and crowns used by Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali are displayed here.
  3. The museum houses several paintings depicting prominent people and historical events, including a 200-year-old oil painting depicting the storm surge of Srirangapatna.
  4. The outer walls depict wars, historical events and glorious kings.
  5. In the corners of the first floor there are four small rooms which were the Zenana quarters.
  6. There are beautiful floral motifs adorning the walls of the palace.

How to reach Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

By Road:- The easiest way to reach the Summer Palace is by road. The palace can be easily reached by taking rickshaw or auto.

By Rail:- Summer Palace is located at a distance of 3 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, from here one can easily reach the palace by taking rickshaw.

By Bus:- Makkala Kuta Bus Stand is 5 minutes walk from Palace.

Nearby famous places

  • Basavanagudi 2 km away
  • Dodda Ganapathi Temple 2.1 km away
  • Bull Temple 2.2 km away
  • ISKCON Temple Bangalore 3.3 km away
  • Culture Rings 6.2 km away
  • Roopa Complex 19 minutes away
  • SPA.ce the Spa 8.4 km away
  • Chikka Tirupati Temple 2.4 km away
  • Lalbagh Botanical Garden 3.1 km away
  • Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat 3.8 km away
  • KR Market1.8 km away
  • Mantri Square 3.6 km away

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Albert Victor Road, Bangalore.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace: The entry ticket is INR 5 for Indians and INR 100 for the foreign tourists. It opens from 8:30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. all day..

𝒜. You should visit Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace during September, October, November, December months for best experience.

🛑Note: We don't guarantee for info accuracy.