Bangalore which is best known as the IT capital of India, witnesses the age old historical charm in its heart and one of them is the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan which is built in Indo-Islamic architecture. This beautiful and elegant palace is famous for its flashy frescoes and teak pillars constructed during the 18th-century. Many tourists from all over world come here to spend time and gain plenty of insight into Tipu Sultan’s life and Indo-Islamic architecture. So, this palace is worth a visit in the 24-48 hours tour iterinary. You just need to take a short ride from KR Market, Bangalore where Tipu Sultan Summer Palace is located, where you can travel back in time and get a feel of Old Bangalore. Since parking here can be a hassle, all you need to do is, book bike rentals in Bangalore from Ziphop.in and enjoy your tour.
How to reach
Tipu Sultan’s summer palace is located at Kalasipalayam bus stand near KR market of Bangalore. You can easily spot the Palace on the main road itself. The opening timings of the palace are from 10 AM to 6 PM on all the weekdays, while on Sundays it is open from 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM. There is a minimal amount of entry fee for the palace, i.e. Rs. 15/- but for tourists from outside of India, the entry charges are Rs.200/- per person. You need to take the entry tickets and then you can head towards the monument.
What to see and do
As The Tipu Sultan Summer Palace is a huge palace showcasing the stronghold of Tipu Sultan, being one of the mighty rulers of Karnataka and whose battles with the British are an epic part of history, takes 3-4 hours for the whole palace tour. This ornate summer home of a Mughal emperor offers you scenic grounds, beautiful and intricate architecture as well as artefacts in the form of historical exhibits. Since the palace visit won’t take a whole lot of time, you can team up your tour with a visit to the 17th century Kote Venkataramana Temple and Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, which are located in the vicinity of the palace.
On the second day of your tour you can visit places like Bangalore Palace, Bull Temple, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Jamia Mazjid and the Bangalore Fort that are also close by.
Where to eat
When you are touring towards the Tipu Sultan Palace you will get lots of eateries offering vegetarian as well as non- vegetarian delicacies. Few best rest restaurants known for their quality food and good service are – Food Street, The Egg Factory, Sultan Shah’s Restaurant, ITC Gardenia and Kalasipalya Chaakna.
Where to stay
There are more than 143 options of budget friendly as well as luxurious hotels nearby The Tipu Sultan Summer Palace. Few best hotels offering a comfortable stay are -Fab Hotel Sandesh Kingston, Fab Hotel Arafa Inn, Springs Hotel and Spa, Hotel Basant Residency.