Right in the chaotic hustle and bustle of KR market, you will find this tranquil monument watching centuries passing by. The Legend Tipu Sultan used to conduct Durbar at this Summer Palace. I am always fascinated by heritage sites and curious about rich Indian history. this was my second visit to Tipu sultan summer palace, not much changed from my first visit apart from the only the Jharoka (overhanging balcony) which was open earlier for visitors to stand and take photographs is closed now. This Indo-Islamic architectural building has bright orange walls and dark teakwood pillars. pillars, arches, and balconies are beautifully craved.
This Small Summer Palace is lit with natural light and open and can be explored in a short duration. 30-45 minutes are enough to explore the whole campus.
Best Time to Go
You can Visit Any time throughout the year as Bangalore is blessed with wonderful weather. The Summer Palace open for public from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm every day. I will Suggest exploring the palace in the early hours as it is less crowded in the morning.
How to reach Tipu Sultan Summer Palace palace
The palace is around 3.1 Km from the city center “Majestic Bus Stand”. Apart from BMTC buses, Bangalore Hop on Hop off bus also stops at the Tipu Sultan Palace bus stop. Taxi and Autoricksha are easily available from any part of the Bangalore.
Top Nearby places to see
Kote Venkataramana Swamy Temple is adjacent to the palace and visible from the palace grounds. Lalbagh gardens are around 2 km from Palace and a wonderful place to explore and relax. Brahmins’ Coffee Bar is one of the most famous restaurants in Bangalore which is around 1.2 km from Palace and one of the best place to grab an Authentic south Indian breakfast.