Tipu Sultan's Palace or Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is a wonderful structure in Bangalore, Karnataka. Located within the walls of the Bangalore Fort, the palace was commissioned by Hyder Ali but it was completed during the rule of Tipu Sultan in 1791. The palace is a perfect example of the fusion of Indo-Islamic architecture and has been a major tourist attraction in the city. It was once the summer residence of the Tipu Sultan, Mysore ruler.
Tipu Sultan's Palace was made entire of teak and it is still standing adorned with pillars, arches and balconies. Historians believe that Tipu Sultan used the balconies of the upper floor to hold regular durbars (court). The walls of the palace are embellished with beautiful floral motifsand lend a unique appeal to the structure. There is also a gold sheet-coated and precious emerald stones-laced painting of grand throne.
Tipu Sultan's Palace has rooms in the ground floors which are now a small museum to exhibit achievements of Tipu Sultan and his rule. The museum also has portraits of the people and places of the erstwhile time. The replica of Tipu’s Tiger is also present while his clothes and crowns are also to be seen there. So, when in Bangalore, do visit this palace to understand the history of the place better!