Experience A Slice Of History And Forgotten Times At Bangalore’s Tipu Sultan Palace!
If you have been living in the city and haven’t heard of Tipu Sultan Palace yet, you must have been living under a rock. The iconic palace bears testimony to the rich history and forgotten times. Tipu Sultan Palace was the summer residence of Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore. Started by Hyder Ali and later continued by Tipu Sultan, the palace saw its completion by 1791 and once housed a grand throne, which was later auctioned by the British. The palace today looks worn out, aged by time but stands proudly with its iconic balconies and pillars.
Made of teak wood, it is often considered to be a prime example of a beautiful amalgamation of the Indian and Islamic influences. However, do not go expecting to see a massive palace with chandeliers and high-roof courtrooms (very typical of ancient architecture). What you can expect to see is tan-colored pillars, a museum room with pictures from that era that give you an insight about that period.
What also makes for a wonderful experience is the lush green lawns that often have bright flowers blooming during the season. You can get yourself some quick snapshots that will work as souvenirs and will be perfect for your social media posts too. While we enjoyed being transported back to the olden times, we also noticed how quiet and relaxing the whole experience can be. So, if you are looking to get away from the chaos of the city and also enjoy a slice of history along the way, then you must visit the Tipu Sultan Palace.