Daria Daulat Bagh Tippu's summer palace , Srirangapatna tourist places , Bangalore weekend destinations

In this post we cover the historic monument spot our team covered during their visit -  'Daria Daulat Bagh' , Tippu Sultan's summer palace which is in SriRangapatna.

As per this details mentioned in this place - "Dariya Daulat , meaning - The wealth of the sea - referred to as Tippu's summer palace was built during 1784 AD. The palace is square in plan , built on a rised stone plinth , with teak pillars running along the outer edge , enclosing a corridor . There are two recessed bays on the northern and southern sides overlooking two large halls , through canopied balconies . The living spaces on the two floors of the palace are accessible by four staircases . All the walls and ceilings of the entire place are painted. The paintings depict the victory of Hyder Ali  and Tippu over the British led by colonel Bailee , The nizam of Hyderabad arriving at the battlefield , Durbar scenes of Tippu's contemporaries like the Rani of Chitoor , The Raja of Tanjore , The peshwa Balaji Rao II , Magadi Kempegowda , Madakari Nayaka of Chitradurga and Krishnaraja wodeyar III. After the death of Tippu Sultan in 1799 , this palace was occupied by Colonel Arthur Wellesley."

This place is towards the east of Srinrangapatna just about a kilometer or two from the Mysore national highway on the road towards Sangam. There is a minimal entry fees of Rs.5 for Indians and Rs.100 for foreigners. Once we enter the gate arch we notice a lovely garden at the end of which the palace is located surrounded by a green park with trees. There are fountains in front of the palace , some Firangi and stone balls kept in front may be for design looks. Inside the palace we noticed very good unique paintings similar to the ones we see in Bangalore Tippu summer palace. There is a small museum where Tippu's childhood , youth , king photos , his subordinates , his sons , Hyder Ali paintings are showcased. Also the type of weapons used like sword , guns , the royal dress worn , the currency coins used during that period are displayed. One is definitely sure of filling his mind about the life of Tippu after visiting this place. Our team spent about an hour mesmerized with the collections here. 

The palace is open for visitors daily between 09 AM to 05 PM. This is a must visit spot those who visit Srirangapatna. A very nice place to spend time having snacks / lunch in the open park along with family and friends. Do visit this place and share your experiences.