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Address: Chamrajpet, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560018, India
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Hi, was as usual approached by so called guide, but an older gentlemen of more noble expression was chosen, and that proved to be a good choice. He had a wealth of knowledge of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small place and should not be called a fort at all. It is surrounded by a big garden and the main so called fort is just a small place (not palace) and that too mostly ruined. Not worthing a visit.

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Naestved Municipality, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi, was as usual approached by so called guide, but an older gentlemen of more noble expression was chosen, and that proved to be a good choice. He had a wealth of knowledge of the palace, its builder and its use. Very nice place with a lot of building details to get lost in, very nice woodworking, especially the many... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This 18th century structure is built in wood & stone. Unlike palaces of contemporary sultans & nawabs, the Tipu Sultan palace lacks pomp & grandeur.Was it because lack of revenue or was it because his short tenure which was fraught with wars with British? Only one room on Top appeared to have doors, other wise it is open from all... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I went to Tipu's summer palace I was expecting to see a lot more than well manicured grounds and rooms with no access. The upstairs led to an open balcony where there was really nothing to see other than the architecture of the structure itself.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Opulent. Pillared. Wooden. Splendid. It's very different to the palaces seen in Rajasthan. It has the essence of the south architecture. It may not be as big as you would have imagined it before you visit there, but still it is worth visiting just to see how a magnificent piece of building can be erected with so man pillars and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's located so well and can be reached so easily, that anyone visiting Bangalore and is a history lover should absolutely visit. It is not a large palace by any means, but still a place worth one visit at least.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace is nice, but underwhelming--the architecture is simple and it is not very well-maintained. Certainly not as interesting as the Bangalore Palace.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 1st sightseeing stop and the only day when my husband could take out some free time and accompanied me to the palace & fort. The grandeur of the royal era of the south can be felt when you visit the Tipu Sultan’s Summer palace located in the old city of Bangalore. Though it is a small structure... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go with family. Elders liked it alot, history is very good. kids may get bored, so be careful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tipu Sultan's Summer palace sounded very grand but upon visit it came across to be small avenue. Very simple in its architectural style, the structure is a mirror image from the centre to outwards of the building on front & back, small museum on the ground floor, the Diwan-e-Aam on the first floor (where you will find tourist standing... More 

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