At a glimpse :
Location : Srirangapatnam town, Bangalore, Karnataka
Established by : Original founder Kempe Gowda, later completed by Tipu Sultan
Construction : Started in 1537 and completed in 1790
Material used : Both mud bricks and teak wood
Located in the township of Srirangapatnam which is close to Mysore, this Bangalore fort is an excellent example to introduce tourists the famous state of South India. The enduring palace is so amazing that it draws the attention of over myriads of tourist throughout the year. In Bangalore district, there are various forts and palaces that are preserved here from the earlier period. But among all of them, the most popular and recognizable is the Tipu Sultan Palace.
Tipu Sultan was a former ruler of the province of Mysore,who thought of structuring the incomplete structure. Originally, Kempe Gowda was constructing this beautiful palace, but later due to the conflicts between enemies the making of this fort came to a halt. But later, Tipu Sultan took the initiative to build the fort in his own way and complete it in the year 1790. This Bangalore Fort was the safest place for the great Tipu Sultan against the enforcing British. But the military forces of a nation, whom Tipu Sultan had revoltingly overcome twice earlier, later they became the most challenging opponents for him. In the year 1791, just a year after completion of this beautiful palace, with Tipu all that stayed of the Bangalore Fort was armory and palace. But Tipu Sultan was called as the “the Envy of Heaven,” which means ‘the Raskh-e-Jannat.’
In the original structure, Kempe Gowda constructed this palace with burnt mud bricks that was plastered by cement to erect the hard walls of the fort. But when this project was handed over to Tipu Sultan, he turned over all the construction into a massive and splendid one. The pillars and other structures are made by wood and are embellished with alluring designs and motifs that please the eyes of tourist with delight and charm. Every year around thousands of tourist hail here traveling from all corners of the world to witness this enduring palace. At present, voyagers enter via Delhi Gate, which is the only portion of Bangalore fort that is existed here.
While roaming inside the palace, you can notice that majority of the part is structured by teak wood. It is said that Tipu Sultan is the replica of his summertime palace Daria Daulat Bagh, which is located in the town of Srirangapatnam. The structure of the palace is two storied with elaborately carved arches, tall erected pillars adorned with wood carvings, ornamental balconies and many more. The original colorful painting that was given to the palace vanished, but still it gives a great look of the olden fort. It is the oldest palace situated in Bangalore. Apart from all the attractions of the structure, there are two main green gardens that are situated on both sides of the main pathways. These footpaths lead from the main fort’s wall and reach the entrance of the palace. Magnificent pop of vivid color are present as far-off as roadside. It is the most beautiful palace that adorns the simple city of Bangalore in Karnataka. A large number of tourists visit not only rest of the part of India, but also from different countries hail here to witness the enthralling Tipu Sultan Palace.
Besides the decorative palace, there are some more additional attractions that are preserved within the premises of the Bangalore Fort. It also holds some of the sacred temples that are dedicated to Hindu deities like the powerful Lord Ganesha. The Hindu god and goddess that are placed within the temple, seeks the attention of the devotees and followers to witness this place. Each and every corner of the palace and temple is well designed and structured to make it the most popular tourist attraction. This amazing architecture is structured in both Hindu and Islamic style that gives a striking image to the Tipu Sultan Palace and holy shrine respectively. On the top of the temple, beautiful sculptures and images are carved that are worth watching when visited here. The stone carvings are engraved so marvelously that they seek the attention of the tourists to visit this place. The gates of the Tipu Sultan Palace are opened only from morning 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. So if you are planning to take a trip to this place while exploring in Karnataka, make sure to visit in the best time early at 8.30 or later afternoon. Visitors will get ample of time to explore and glance at each and every beauty of the palace that reflects both royalty and tradition of Hindu and Islamic.