While going to Mysore from Bangalore, we briefly stopped at Tipu Sultan’s tomb in Srirangapatnam, which is 15 kms short of Mysore. This majestic structure was built by Tipu Sultan in 1784 and it looks quite similar to Golconda tombs. The Gumbaz has been built in Persian style and around it is the Lalbagh gardens.
The day we visited the monument happened to be Friday so the garden were full of families who had come to pray. The whole place looked so happy and thriving.
Originally the entrance door was made in gold and silver but it was looted during the British rule and it is now housed in Albert Museum in London.
The Gumbaz is actually the tomb of Tipu Sultan’s father, Hyder Ali. On either side are the tomb are the tombs of Tipu himself and his mother, Fatima Begum. There is also a mosque inside the complex called Masjid-e-Aksa.
It is quite a beautiful structure and if you are travelling between Mysore and Bangalore you must stop here and enjoy the beauty of India’s heritage.