Tipu’s palace in Bangalore is located just behind the Kote Venkataswamy temple in the City Market area. There are many who are aware of such a place in Bangalore. Though the place is small but it is beautiful. Looks like it is maintained, the exterior gardens looks in shape. Though the old paintings on the interior walls and designs can be renovated. The construction of the palace was started by Hyder Ali in 1781 and completed by Tipu Sultan in 1791. There is a small museum on the ground floor describing various aspects of Tipu’s life, policies etc. One of his sword is on display here. Also, a interesting musical instrument is on display. The info claims that one British officer was killed in the jungle by a tiger and who defeated Tipu Sultan earlier in a battle. On hearing this Tipu made a musical instrument embossed in the belly of the tiger standing on top if a British officer.
The palace has a small balcony on the first floor on both the sides. The balcony might have been used Tipu sultan for royal assemblies. After the death of Tipu Sultan in 1799, the British posted their administrative officers here until they were transferred to Attara Kacheri (the present karnataka high court building). This historical monument is now maintained by the Archeological Survey of India.
Address: Behind Kote Venkataramana temple, City Market
Entry fee: Rs 5/person
Video camera: Rs 100
Still camera: Free
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