Top things to do in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Top Choice Palace in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Daria Daulat Bagh

Set within lovely manicured grounds 1km east of the fort, Tipu’s summer palace is Srirangapatna’s star attraction. Built from teak and rosewood, it has impressively lavish decoration covering every inch of its inter…
Mausoleum in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Gumbaz

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 mother Fakr-Un-Nisa. Many other relatives of the s…
Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

The 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 ride (₹1500 per hour).…
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 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 manifestatio…
Mosque in Srirangapatna (Srirangapatnam)

Jamia Masjid

This cream-coloured mosque with two minarets was built by Tipu 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.