January 9, 2007 6:32am CST
You will come across this island fortress of Tipu Sultan on the Bangalore-Mysore Highway. This history-rich town was the capital of the Warrior-Kings Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan - The Tiger of Mysore. Fort: It is from here that Tipu charged at the British soldiers with his legendry sword. An obelisk in the Fort marks the place where he fell - betrayed by his own men. Within the Fort is a Mosque and the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Daria Daulat Bagh: Built in 1784, this Summer Palace was one of Tipu's favourite retreats. Made of teak, this Indo-Saracenic structure has ornate and beautiful frescoes. Gumbaz:Housing the mortal remains of Tipu Sultan, his father Hyder Ali and his mother, the Gumbaz has splendid ebony doors inlaid with ivory. Tipu's favourite Tiger stripes cover the walls. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctury:4 Kms from Srirangapatna, this Bird Sanctury is home to several exotic species of birds. Birds from as far away a Siberia come here every year. Getting here: Road: Most buses that operate form Bangalore to Mysore stop at Srirangapatna. Where to stay: * Ambelee Hotel Resort Tel: 91-8236-52326 * Hotel Mayura River View Srirangapatna Mandya If you need any assistance with booking in any hotels in Karnataka or India in general click here
No responses