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Tipu Sultan Summer Palace was our first stop on our trip to Mysuru (earlier known as Mysore) on 24th and 25th of February, 2019. As we were travelling from Bengaluru (earlier known as Bangalore), Srirangapatnam was on the Mysuru. Srirangapatnam is about 10 KM away from Mysuru. We needed to take a left turn from the highway to get to Tipu Sultan Summer Palace.

I had been here sometime in 1976-77. However, this time, I found that the whole place was undergoing a whole lot of renovation and restoration. The gardens were all dug up for planting fresh grass and flowers. Also, there was cementing work in progress around the palace. It seemed like it would take at least another 2-3 months for all the work to complete.

There is a gate to the whole complex. I found that there are horse carts available at the gate for taking one around.

Gate of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Gate of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace

Inside the premises, there is a huge area for Car and Bus and Motor Bike Parking. Though there were quite a few vehicles, we found a parking spot very easily.

Parking Area at Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Parking Area at Tipu Sultan Summer Palace

There is a gate to the Palace. At this gate there is a Ticket Counter. The Ticket costs Rs. 50 per Adult. However, the Ticket Cost is Rs. 300 for Foreigners. We also paid Rs. 10 for the Camera.

Gate with the Ticket Counter to the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Gate with the Ticket Counter to the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace

One needs to pass through Metal Detectors to enter the Palace. Then there are stairs to get into the Palace Grounds.

Stairs at the entrance of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Stairs at the entrance of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Tipu Sultan Summer Palace from the Gate
Tipu Sultan Summer Palace from the Gate
Riya at the entrance of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Riya at the entrance of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Minaret at the entrance of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Minaret at the entrance of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Deepshree on her way to the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Deepshree on her way to the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
In the gardens of Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
In the gardens of Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
In the gardens of Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
In the gardens of Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
In the gardens of Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
In the gardens of Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Canon at the entrance of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Canon at the entrance of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
In the corridor of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
In the corridor of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Paintings on the walls of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Paintings on the walls of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace

We had to follow a defined path around the Palace. There are some strange rules regarding photography in the Palace. We were normally taking photographs. However, some of the guards would suddenly tell us not to take photographs at some of the places. However, there is no mention anywhere in the Palace against photography.

Paintings on the walls of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Paintings on the walls of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Paintings on the walls of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Paintings on the walls of the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace

Once we entered into the living area, we could see lots of artefacts in use during the Tipu Sultan era.

Sofa from Tipu Sultan era
Sofa from Tipu Sultan era
Town Plan of Srirangapatnam
Town Plan of Srirangapatnam
Sword from the Tipu Sultan era
Sword from the Tipu Sultan era
Weapons from the Tipu Sultan era
Weapons from the Tipu Sultan era
Canon inside the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Canon inside the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Painting inside the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Painting inside the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace
Verandah in the Tipu Sultan Palace
Verandah in the Tipu Sultan Palace
Verandah in the Tipu Sultan Palace
Verandah in the Tipu Sultan Palace
Lobby in the Tipu Sultan Palace
Lobby in the Tipu Sultan Palace
Out in the Garden
Out in the Garden
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