Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, Bengaluru

I had seen this place from outside while visiting the Muzrai office at Kalasipalyam for Manasa Sarovar subsidy. It looked nice from outside and I thought about visiting this place. Since it was in Bengaluru, I did not put give much importance!!

From the balcony
Couple of weeks ago, it suddenly came to my mind that I need to visit this place. And the same evening I made a plant to visit this place!!

Summer palace
For people preferring public transport, this place is just two minutes walk from KR Market metro station. For people coming by cars, there is a parking place opposite to the palace. Though it looks bit unofficial parking place, there is a person looking after the place and he charges Rs 30 for parking.

Wooden structures

From outside, the palace looks beautiful. ASI has maintained it well. The palace is small but looks elegant with mostly wooden (Teak) construction. The pillars and balconies are nicely done. 

From balcony
At the ground floor there is a small museum that provides some information about Tips Sultan. An inscription on the stone mentions this place as “An adobe of happiness and envy of heaven”. 

Museum entrance
The balcony on the first floor is beautiful with small rooms at the corners. It is said that Tipu Sultan held his durbar here.

Summer palace
It is good to know about timings. It opens between 8:30AM to 5:30PM on all days. A small fee is charged (Rs 15/-, Foreigners are charged 10x times Indians!!) for visitors. No camera charges. 

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