This two stprey building was constructed in 1791, mostly of wood. Tipu Tip used the building chiefly as an audience chamber. He had an upper story balcony from where he would entertain his audience below. This, along with other parts of the complex, has been lost over the years.
Only traces of the beautifully gilded and painted interior remains.
A beautiful wooden palace which served as the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan is situated a little south of the fort near 'city market' at Krishna Rajendra Road and Albert Victor Road junctions.
Kempe Gowda first raised this fort with mud in 1537. In 1761, Hyder Ali renovated it to standard stone structure. Portions of the fort got destroyed during battle between Britishers and Tipu sultan. Tipu Sultan, son of Hyder Ali, repaired the damage.
The fort has five intricately sculpted arches. The walls and ceilings were once covered with bright paintings that have now faded into pale whisper over the centuries.
A temple dedicated to Hindu deity Ganesha can be found inside the fort. There is also a museum that houses a large number of artifacts that proclaim bravery of Tipu Sultan. Visiting Hours: 08:00am to 06:0pm
The construction of the palace began by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan completed it in 1791. It is one of several beautiful palaces they built all over the state. Tipu Sultan used it as his summer residence and named it Tashk-e-Jannat meaning the envy of heaven. Constructed mainly of wood, its intricately sculptured arches and minarets are worth perusing. The walls and ceilings are covered with paintings though faded through the centuries.
Visit this quiet wooden palace, get a glimpse of the old days. Don't forget to visit the next door temple. Funny - apparently tipu had a soft spot for Vishnu and that's why he built his palace right next door. Don't expect much - so suggest to budnle this with some other activities in the area (market, temple, fort).
Started in 1781 by Nawab Hyder Ali Khan and completed in 1791 by Tipu Sultan, this beautiful two-storeyed ornate teak wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies was one of Tipu's favourite summer retreats. The walls and wooden ceilings of the entire palace are painted in floral motifs in muted warm colours, gilded in great details and beauty. The upper chambers and balconies can be accessed by four staircases with the central portion being a large hall that leads off to four smaller rooms. These rooms are considered the Zenana (women's) quarters. It now houses a museum that contains artefacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime.
Wooden palace that is the first of two named for Tipu Sultan that I saw on this trip. It was built about 200 years ago and is small and full of tourists but worth a look.