Tipu Sultan's Tomb

Day 4 cont. – 28th December 2011


Tipu Sultan's Tomb
Tipu Sultan's Tomb
Tipu Sultan built this tomb as a tribute to his father Hyder Ali. It enshrines the cenotaphs of Tipu Sultan, his father and mother. There is also a mosque beside it.

The place was simple and beautiful. The structures were humble. Here, it is much better maintained than the summer palace.

There were two shoe keepers who were giving a receipt of Rs 2 for a pair of shoes. One Gujarati gentleman was adamant that he would leave the shoes in the custody of his wife. The shoe keeper was arguing that he still had to pay.

Nearby lay the Tiger of Mysore whose roar once could be heard all over India.

The last place that we were to visit there was the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple. It is inside the fort. On the way Prakash showed us the place where Tipu Sultan's dead body was found. He was grievously injured in the battle with British.

There are only ruins of Lal Mahal, Tipu Sultan's palace which was demolished during British rule.


Tipu Sultan's Tomb Photographs
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Entrance to the tomb
Entrance to the tomb
Graves of family member
Graves of family member
The tomb
The tomb
A lady offering prayers
A lady offering prayers
Sun setting behind the mosque
Sun setting behind the mosque
Silhouette of the mosque
Silhouette of the mosque
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