Top things to do in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Palace in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Daria Daulat Bagh

Set within lovely manicured grounds, Srirangapatna’s star attraction is Tipu’s summer palace, 1km east of the fort. Built from teak and rosewood, the lavish decoration that covers every inch of its interiors is impr…
Nature Reserve in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

The Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary includes six islets and the banks of the Cauvery River. Storks, ibises, egrets, spoonbills and cormorants are best seen in the early morning or late afternoon on an extended boat rid…
Mausoleum in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)


In a serene garden, the historically significant Persian-style Gumbaz is the resting place of the legendary Tipu Sultan, his equally famed father, Hyder Ali, and his wife. Most inscriptions are in Farsi. The interio…
Historic Site in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Colonel Bailey’s Dungeon

North of the island, on the banks of the Cauvery, is this well-preserved 18th-century white-walled dungeon used to hold British prisoners of war, including Colonel Bailey who died here in 1780. Jutting out from the …
Hindu Temple in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Constructed in AD 894, this attractive Vaishnavite temple has a mix of Hoysala and Vijayanagar design. Within are cavernous walkways, pillars and the centrepiece 4.5m-long reclining statue of Ranganatha, a manifesta…
Mosque in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Jamia Masjid

This cream-coloured mosque with two minarets was built by the sultan in 1787 and features an interesting blend of Islamic and Hindu architecture. Climb the stairs at the back for panoramic views of the site.
Historic Site in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Thomas Inman's Dungeon

The northeastern ruins of the fort make for an interesting walk around, looking out to the Cauvery River. All but hidden in the undulating terrain is this dungeon, thought to have held war prisoners.