Palace in Srirangapatnam

Daria Daulat Bagh

Set within lovely manicured grounds, Srirangapatnam’s star attraction is Tipu’s summer palace, 1km east of the fort. Built largely out of teak, the palace may not look like much from the outside, but the lavish deco…
Mausoleum in Srirangapatnam


Located within a serene garden, the historically significant Gumbaz is the resting place of the legendary Tipu Sultan, his equally famed father, Hyder Ali, and his wife. The interior of the onion-dome mausoleum is p…
in Srirangapatnam

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

The Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is on one of three islands in the Cauvery River. The storks, ibises, egrets, spoonbills and cormorants here are best seen in the early morning or late afternoon on a short boat ride.…
Hindu Temple in Srirangapatnam

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

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