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Monday, July 9, 2012

Tipu Sultan Palace - Bangalore

Most of the time, we neglect the monuments which are in the city or place where we reside. Though I wished to visit Tipu Palace,  many times, I could not. My niece who came here during summer vacation , is also interested in visiting old monuments. So we visited, Tipu Palace.
In actual sense, this is not a big palace. Tipu Sultan( Ruler of Mysore), used to address his people here.
This is how it looks from the entrance :

The Palace is built with wooden pillars and arches.

Pillars are very nicely carved:


It has  steps which leads to first floor:

The walls and ceilings are beautifully painted with flower and vine designs. This resembles Mughal design.
 

 

And finally , the balcony, from where King used to address his people:
Inside the Palace, few weapons and belongings of Tipu Sultan are kept. I could click Tipu's portrait :

We visited Bangalore Palace also.

Bangalore Palace
I will share about Bangalore palace, in the coming posts. 

Until then
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana

16 comments:

  1. while going through your post, i clicked on that wiki link and i went from one link to another :)

    that's a beautiful palace. not sure i was aware of that. where exactly is it in Bangalore?

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  2. Good to see that it is well maintained.

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  3. I have been to this lovely palace , the beautiful pics refreshed those memories , nice post :)

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  4. Looks like you are are on a Royal tour. Great pictures !

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  5. That is a decent coverage backed by images.

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  6. Proud to be a Bangalorean to witness such royal palaces. I actually recently happened to pass this tipu palace and reading this post makes it a next time to do visit.

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  7. he he he ...u r ...right ..we usually ignore the places closest to us ...i will surely try and visit tipu's palace this weekend if possible :)

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  8. Very nice art work,the paintings look as if the colors are fading,how old is it ?

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  9. Nice post and pics.
    I remember seeing this palace long back!

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  10. Decades old memories have come alive. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Hi Ranjana

    You are right. We often neglect the ones we love and know the most. And places of historic interest right next door are not visited. I have many such examples.

    Have sen Tipu's Palace in Sreerangapatna but not the one in Bangalore.

    Nice pictures and useful information.

    Great job.

    regards

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  12. I am also one of those who has lived in Bangalore but has not visited these interesting spots. Thanks for sharing these pictures. Probably should take my kids there sometime when I visit my mom.

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