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Tipu Sultan Palace

Mysore is an attractive spot when it comes to exploring this location. From beautiful palaces to beautiful temples there are so much that one can explore in Mysore. At one point of time Mysore was the centre of power for the rulers and that itself added a lot of historical relevance to this location. If you are a history buff then you would find a lot to explore here in Mysore. One such popular tourist spot that you need to visit is the Tipu Sultan Palace Mysore. Now don’t get confused with the Tipu Sultan Palace Bangalore. The Tipu Sultan Summer Palace in Mysore and the Bangalore Tipu Sultan Palace are two different palaces at two different locations. However a lot of tourists also get confused between these two locations as well.

This palace in Mysore is located in Srirangapatna in Mysore and was the summer palace of Tipu Sultan. At present this location is also a museum that houses various remnants from the past that makes it an even more alluring site to visit for the visitors. So if you are in Mysore then you need to include visiting the Mysore Tipu Sultan Palace. In this article I will mention every important detail that you need to know about the Tipu Sultan Palace Mysore like location, Tipu Sultan Summer Palace timings and entry fee, history and more. This will be a helpful read for you if you are planning to visit the Tipu Sultan’s Palace in Mysore soon. So keep on reading this article and plan a successful trip to this location as soon as you can.

Tipu Sultan Palace

Where is Tipu Sultan Palace?

The Tipu Sultan Summer Palace in Mysore is located in Srirangapatna, Karnataka

Location on Google Map

Tipu Sultan Summer Palace Timings: The Tipu Sultan Palace timings from Monday to Saturday are from 10 am to 6 pm. And Tipu Sultan Palace Mysore timings on Sunday is from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tipu Sultan Palace Mysore entry fee: The Tipu Sultan Summer Palace entry fee is Rs. 15 for Indians. For foreigners the Tipu Sultan Palace entry fee is Rs. 200. There is an additional charge for video cameras which is Rs. 25 and still cameras are free.

How to reach

By air

If you are travelling by air then the nearest airport to reach the Tipu Sultan Palace is the Mysore airport located at a distance of 31.8 km. You can reach there in about 40 minutes from the airport.

By train

The nearest railway station to reach the Tipu Sultan Palace in Mysore is the Mysore Junction railway station. From the railway station the palace is 15.4 km away and you can reach there in about 23 minutes.

By road

If you are travelling by road you will get regular buses from major cities or towns to reach the palace. From the main city of Mysore this palace is only 24 km away. And if you are travelling within Karnataka you will get both public and private buses to commute. You can even take your own car or hire a car or a cab to reach this palace in Mysore as well. And if you are travelling from nearby locations you can surely opt for local transport options like auto rickshaws.

inside view of tipu sultan summer palace
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Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace or the Daria Daulat Bagh in Mysore is one of the major tourist attractions in Srirangapatna. Daria Daulat Bagh literally translates to the “Sea of Wealth” and the appearance of the palace justifies its name too. This is a grand palace that Tipu Sultan completed and the palace also served as an important seat of power for many years as well. At present this beautiful palace is one of the popular tourist spots in Mysore. It is a beautiful museum that houses a lot from the past and you will be gaping at the beauty of the old artifacts here. So whenever you are visiting Mysore make sure you are definitely visiting this palace to witness the grandeur of the days gone long back.


Hyder Ali was the ruler who started the construction of this beautiful palace in Mysore in 1788. But he could not complete this construction and his son Tipu Sultan later completed this in 1784. This palace was the centre of power for Tipu Sultan in 1799 at the time when the capital was moved to Mysore. Because of the strategic position of this palace this was always a centre of attraction. It is also popular as the Daria Daulat Bagh which is at present a beautiful museum that houses lots of evidence from the rich past. Currently the palace is under the surveillance of the Archeological Survey of India who maintains this beautiful palace in Mysore.


The architecture of the Tipu Sultan Palace is truly spectacular and it will leave you spellbound with its beauty. The area of this palace is huge with a vast spread of garden. Furthermore the greenery at the backdrop here accentuates the beauty of this palace even more. The construction of this palace is based on the Indo Saracenic style of architecture. Elements like wood, mortar, stone and plaster are the main elements for the construction of this palace. This is a two story structure and has a rectangular shape. What makes the structure look even more colossal are the open corridors and the wooden pillars here.


On the front part of the palace you will find massive wooden pillars with stone bases. A very heavy use of wood is there for the construction of this palace and this is definitely one of the attractive points of this architecture. Also there are beautiful arches with painted brackets and the carvings on them are a sight in itself. If you are visiting here you must put in a lot of attention to the details here to understand the intricacy of the construction.

What’s more?

Other major attractions of this palace are the beautiful floral motifs painted in different colours that further elevate the beauty of this structure. There are 4 staircases by which you can access the upper chambers of the palace here. On the outer walls also you will spot various paintings depicting various historical events and battles. There are scenes of warfare that Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali fought, some fights with the Nizams of Hyderabad and the British.

Furthermore on the eastern wall there are more paintings of the Durbars of other contemporary rulers. Some of them are the paintings of Raja of Chittore, Hindu Rani of Chittor, Peshwas, and the Raja of Benaras etc. Along with that the outer walls also have some portraits. Then there are the Zenana quarters which are the rooms in the palace which are equally beautiful in appearance. Another major attraction here is the Gumbaz which is a tomb that Tipu Sultan has built for his father as well as himself.

summer palace interior
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Museum in Tipu Sultan Palace Mysore

The museum in this palace is the major point of attraction for the visitors here. Here you will find multiple items which are associated with Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. It is a rectangular area built on a pedestal. Also the area is fully covered on top to save the delicate exhibits from the sunrays. Here you will find exhibits like Tipu Sultan’s clothes, his silver vessel, his crown, his weapons, coins etc. On the first floor of the museum there are some antique paintings. And there are also sketches and some block prints of famous personalities. One of the most popular and attractive pieces here is Sir Robert Ker Porter’s oil painting that dates back to 1800. The name of this oil painting is “Storming of Srirangapatna” and it is one of the major attractions here.

Wrapping Up!

So that was all that you needed to know about the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace in Mysore. And if you are visiting Mysore then you cannot miss out on visiting this location. The museum at this palace is one of the major attractions that you need to check out. Not just for a history buff but for everyone this palace has a lot in store. You need a sufficient amount of time to explore the palace well. Every wall, every jharokhas, arches and carvings of this palace reflect the grand past. And you will certainly love visiting a location like this that holds so much of richness.

So tell me when you are planning a visit to this beautiful palace in Srirangapatna. Also don’t forget to tell me if this article is helpful for you in planning a trip to this location in Mysore.

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