Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

28 Aug

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Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

Started in 1781 by Nawab Hyder Ali Khan and completed in 1791 by Tipu Sultan, this beautiful two-storeyed ornate teak wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies was one of Tipu’s favourite summer retreats. The walls and wooden ceilings of the entire palace are painted in floral motifs in muted warm colours, gilded in great details and beauty. The upper chambers and balconies can be accessed by four staircases with the central portion being a large hall that leads off to four smaller rooms. These rooms are considered the Zenana (women’s) quarters. It now houses a museum that contains artefacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime.

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