Shrirangapattana Travel Guide

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Shrirangapattana Things to Do

  • Gumbaz

    About 3km east of town is this beautiful tomb complex which was built by Tipu Sultan in 1784 for his parents. It enshrines the cenotaphs of his father, Hyder Ali, his wife Fakr-Un-Nisa and himself following his death in 1799. It is built on a stone plinth, with polished black granite pillars that run along the corridor around the inner chamber and...

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  • Daria Daulat Bagh

    Daria Daulat means "the wealth of the sea" but is often referred to as the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan. Built in 1787, it stands in the middle of a beautiful garden near the river about 1km from the east gate. Each of its four sides has three arched openings in the centre and the whole palace is surrounded by a pillared verandah. The east and west...

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  • Place where Tipu's body was found

    During the Fourth Mysore War, the British laid siege to Srirangapatna on the 4th May 1799 and effectively breached the Fort at Watergate. On hearing of this storming of the enemy, Tipu moved to the spot and, in the fight, was killed by a bullet of a British soldier. It was at this spot where his body fell and was recovered amidst heaps of other...

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  • Masjid-E-Ala Mosque

    Built by Tipu Sultan, near the Bangalore Gate in the eastern part of the fort, in 1787, this mosque was used regularly for worship by him. The mosque is of magnificent proportions with two beautiful and majestic minarets adorned with exquisite floral cornices and parapets.

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  • Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple

    This temple is found just a short distance, south-east of the main Ranganathaswamy Temple. It houses a 7 ft high image of Ugra Narasimha made of black stone which is believed to be the best of its kind in the state.

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  • Obelisk

    This monument was erected by the Government of Mysore in 1907 to commemorate the Siege of Srirangapatna by the British Forces under Lieutenant General G. Harris and its final capture by assault on the 4th May 1799. It contains the names of the officers who fell during the siege and can be found in the far northwest point of the fort, overlooking...

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  • Ranganathaswamy Temple

    This sacred temple was built by a Ganga chieftain called Tirumalaraja in 894 and was later expanded by the Hoysalas, Vijayanagara monarchs, Mysore Wodeyars and Hyder Ali. The presiding deity is a colossal statue of Lord Vishnu as Ranganatha, reclining on the huge coils of the seven-headed serpent Sesha. The main entrance has four pillars of the...

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  • Fort bastions & gates

    The fortified ruins of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan's capital, from where they ruled most of southern India can still be seen today. The bastions and turreted parapets were constructed by French engineers employed by Tipu. The gates are the most splendid features and these include the Mysore Gate and Elephant Gate to the south and Bangalore Gate, near...

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  • ANCIENT SHRIRANGANATHSWAMY TEMPLE

    srirangapatna takes its name from the celebrated sri ranganathaswamy temple which lies in centre of the town.it is one of the most important places of vaishnavaite pilgrimage in south india.it was built in 9the century bt the ganga rulers and then subsequently improved upon in the 12th centrury thus this temple is a fusion of hoysala and vijaynagar...

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  • TIPUS DEATH PLACE

    On the 4th of May 1799 A.D., pushed back by the storming troops Tippu moved along the second wall and descending from it near the Watergate tried to enter the town through the second gate.50 meters to the east of Watergate, inside the second fort line, is said to have stood another gateway which led through the inner eastern wall, which was...

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  • TIPUS SUMMER PALACE DARIA DAULAT BAGH

    built of mainly teakwood this indo islamic structure with a vast courtyard in front and huge trees in the surrounding areas makes an important historical stop.since the palace is now converted into museum many relics of the ages gone by can be seen here alongwith dramatic murals an old paintings and pictures.the pillars are lotus shaped.a corridor...

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  • SIGNAGES AND TRIVIA

    the gumbaz on its posterior side has a sundial which has carved timings for namaaz prayers so the azaan or call could be given by muezzin at correct time.other trivia are desribed by the photos

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  • THE MAUSOLEUM INTERIORS

    the interirs of the domw are in rich yellow golden brown colors depicting the tiger.te corridors have black stone columns.the doorwork is inlaid with ivory. and the windows are carved stone.

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  • THE GUMBAZ SURROUNDINGS

    the gumbaz is surrounded by fine gardens. on the lawns lie many graves with tombstones some having descriptions.the overall mood is sombre.at the end of pathway leading to the tomb shoes have to be removed and deposited with the custodian near entrabce in return u will receive a token .after ur visit u can collect the shoes and amke a small payment...

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  • GUMBAZ THE MAUSOLEUM OF TIPU AND HYDER

    located at the eastern end of the island close to the sangam is the gumbaz or tipus mausoleum.it was built by tipu between 1782 and 1784 for his parents.as fate would have it tipu wa himself buries here in 1799 AD.it is a square tomb chamber with corridors having black pillars of stone.there is a dome on top built of brickwork.the windows are...

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  • THE SANGAM (CONFLUENCE) OF RIVERS

    formed by confluence of two tributaries of cauvery. the paschimvahini or the west tributary and the one to the north.both these tributaries confluence at the sangam.a shiva lingam can be seen on the rock promonotories in the river.it is a place of religious significance and in hindu custom the ashes after funeral are immersed in the holy river.you...

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  • JAMA MASJID OR MASJID E ALA

    constructed in 1787 AD during tipus reign.tipu offered the first namaz conducted here.it is dominated by two minarets which have 200 steps each and can give good view of the surrounding fort.fine persian and arabic inscriptions are seen.

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  • CENOTAPHS AND TOMBSTONES

    PIC 1 rukia khan tipus wife and syed burhanuddin saheb brother in law of tipu sultanPIC2 Prince nizamuddin son of tipu sultanPIC 4 meeran hussain chief commander of nawab peraukhan bahadur

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Shrirangapattana Transportation

  • Train station

    Srirangapatna lies on a single track where the line goes between Mysore and Bangalore. It's located just to the west of the town but there's only a few trains that stop here so you're far better off getting a bus from Mysore.

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  • Bus from Mysore

    Mini-buses to Srirangapatna depart from near the clock tower on Chandragupta Road. However, they wait until there's enough passengers on board and even drive around a bit to find more before heading off towards Srirangapatna. Even though it's only 16km (10 miles) away it took us an hour as the driver I had was going at a snail’s pace in order to...

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Shrirangapattana Local Customs

  • Washing clothes

    As the entire town sits in the middle of the Kaveri River (as an island), water is pretty much everywhere. Like all over India, river water is used for washing clothes (and also for drinking) which is women's work. I saw this small group of women near the main temple to the north of the town but I suppose you can see others in other places.

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  • WOODEN COLUMNS

    eco friendly structure made of wooden columns the covering sheets are made of coconut leaves woven together to prevent the afternoon heat.they work like shades.

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  • by pravdr Written Jan 20, 2008

    Favorite thing: THIS BUILDING

    WAS THE GARDEN HOUSE

    OF

    TIPPU SULTAN

    AND SUBSEQUENTLY THE RESIDENCE

    OF

    COLONEL ARTHUR WELLESLEY

    AFTERWARDS DUKE OF WELLINGTON

    1799

    PLAQUE COMMEMORATING THE SUCCESSIVE OCCUPANTS

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