I have visited and explored various cities across the country but was having one of the most exquisite trips in the Silicon Valley of my country. From the Vidhana Soudha Assembly, I decided to go
the Tipu Sultan’s palace which was located in old Bangalore near Kalasipalepim bus stand. However, before entering the palace, I hired a guide as I wanted to have a sound knowledge about
everything existing in the inside. This was mainly because of my love for Tipu Sultan who is undoubtedly one of the greatest rulers born in the country. Its construction was started by Hyder Ali
and was completed during the reign of Tipu Sultan, as told by my guide.
We reached the palace and went inside. I saw that the structure was made of teak wood, adorned with arches, pillars and balconies. It is a blend of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is said that Tipu
Sultan used to conduct his court from the western and eastern balconies of the upper front. I gazed at the lovely floral motifs adorning the palace’s walls. There were also the paintings of Tipu
Sultan himself which was gold coated and studded with precious emerald stones. The ground floor rooms have small museum with many achievements of Tipu Sultan and his administration. Photography
was allowed there and I took many photographs. I enjoyed the elephant and also the horse ride over there.
There were many Sultans’ belongings which gave me a glimpse of the old days. The balconies and upper chambers of the palace can be accessed by the four staircases while central portion which has
a large hall that leads to four smaller rooms and the rooms were considered for the Zenana which means women’s quarters. The walls and ceilings were decorated with paintings that have faded with
the passage of centuries. The museum inside that, houses many artifacts that showed Tipu Sultan’s bravery which I had read and heard about in the history. It was a great experience visiting
Tipu Sultan’s Palace. I stepped out of the palace with loads of fun and information. I, then
excitingly headed towards our next spot which was Bugle Rock, Bangalore.