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Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace - Bangalore KR Market

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Address: Chamrajpet, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: One of Bangalore’s busiest markets, the KR market, hides this surprise: an...
One of Bangalore’s busiest markets, the KR market, hides this surprise: an elegant palace built by Tipu Sultan, with teak pillars and frescoes. Though incomparable to the more famous Tipu Sultan’s palace at Mysore, this is one of the relatively unknown monuments of Bangalore. Visit this palace along with the ruins of the fort nearby. Also nearby are a temple and a mosque.
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Very good place to learn about the history of Tipu Sultan. Make sure you get a good guide who speaks English very well. It is a historic site

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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El Dorado Hills, California
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El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Very good place to learn about the history of Tipu Sultan. Make sure you get a good guide who speaks English very well. It is a historic site

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A one time go and foto place ...nothing special. You shall not take more than 15 minutes to see this.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

" Tipu Sultans Palace " in Bengaluru - is a two storied wooden structure enriched with beautiful pillars , arches and balconies. The history telling it is bult in 1791 and was used by the ruler Tipu Sultan as a summer residence. Now it is kept as a museum but not maintained properly. The courtyard is beautiful with lots of... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Other than the fairly well kept gardens there's not a lot to see. The palace building itself is small and there are a few bits of information on the ground floor but there's little else. Worth a visit if you're nearby, as I was, but I'd be disappointed if I'd made a special journey. In the short time I was... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I can't believe I spent time and money in a tuk tuk through heat, traffic and dusty construction and then pay 200Rs (2 people) to see this run down, graffitied building with a boring front lawn. There's nothing upstairs except maybe a quick photo op of the columns. Some hanging historical photos or decor would have given it some more... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After visiting we're left wondering what the colorful photos are if. The place we saw was heavily worn, graffiti covered and devoid of color. It's interesting but not what you would think based on research.

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Klang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Hearing about this Tipu Sultan, it was a must see. It was how he cheated his way in gaining the Palace. It was a sight to behold as it was old. Great place to take pictures. The domes and pillars are a thing to admire and also the murals.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

When I heard about Tipu Sultan Mahal in Bangalore, I was surprised. Visited the Mahal in April First week and it got over as soon as you enter it. It is a very small mahal with old Architecture, Informational Paintings and some old monuments. You can visit the place if you are in near by area. Just going to this... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

a) Tippu's Fort: Tippu Sultan was one of the greatest rulers in the Southern Region. His summer palace is located at KR Market. It is like a large wooden Bunglow with some open place in the front. You need to pay for the entry ticket. You need about 20 minutes to cover this place. There are no guides available here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

At this spot, even though there is a lot of disturbances outside the palace, it is really calm when u enter the palace.

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