The two-story palace is made mostly of teak wood, with many intricately carved double pillars and elegant archways. Four stairways climb up to the long, pillared porch and protruding balconies which overlook the peaceful gardens from which Tipu Sultan once addressed his subjects below. The walls and ceilings of the palace are finely painted with beautifully delicate floral patterns.
On the ground floor there’s a small museum showcasing a few portraits of Tipu Sultan himself, as well as his weapons and his royal robes and crown. There’s also a replica of the “Tipu’s Tiger” a famous mechanical toy dating back to the 18th century which depicts a British solider being devoured by a tiger. The original toy is displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.
Opening hours: every day between 8:30am and 5:30pm (except Sundays). The entry fee is 100 rupees for foreigners.
Tours & Tickets
Explore Bangalore’s gardens, parks and palaces on a private full-day tour! An exquisite collection of plants in the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens will amaze you, ... Read more
Location: Bangalore, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)