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Srirangapatna is located in Karnataka around 15kms from Mysore and 125kms from Bengaluru. Housed as a river island in the Kaveri river, the place holds the celebrated Vaishnavite temple of Ranganathaswamy and ofcourse Tipu Sultan's resting place. Although we could not make it to the temple, we made it a point to see the other points of interest.

This welcome board.
Welcome board to Srirangapatana

The Kaveri river
Kaveri river Srirangapatna

Colonel Baileys Dungeon
We head to the Colonel Baileys Dungeon. There was nothing much to see in the dungeon. It was a big hall with pillars. There are some stones fixed to the dungeon wall. The prisoners were supposed to be tied and beaten. Captain Bailey's Dungeon was used to imprison British officers. Tipu Sultan used to keep British Senior Officers here and torture them.

Colonel Baileys Dungeon

Colonel Baileys Dungeon

 SrirangapatnaColonel Baileys Dungeon

what to see in Srirangapatna

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Srirangapatna tipu sultan prison

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dungeon Srirangapatna

Place of Martyrdom or The Obelisk
A fenced area with a stone marks the area where his body was found. It is the spot where Tippu Sultan breathed his last in the legendary battle of Srirangapatna against the British in 1799. He was killed due to the betrayal of his own men who passes the info of the water gate to the British through which they breached the fort. His body lay there for two days before it was noticed by the locals. The commemorative Obelisk is located in a small envelopment nearby where no one is not allowed to enter.

Tipus resting place Srirangapatna

Place of Martyrdom Tipu Sultan

Jama Masjid or masjid-i-Ala
It was built during the regime of Tipu Sultan during 1786-87. There is a madarsa inside the mosque. An elegant one with two pillars that resemble a bit of Hindu architecture. There is a large prayer hall, the Mihrab, on the western side. There is an inscription that mentions all the ninety-nine names of Allah. The monument has a flight of about 200 steps leading to the top of the minarets from where one can have a splendid view of the surrounding area. Persian scriptures in fine calligraphy and intricate ornamentation decorate the walls and ceilings of this Jama Masjid.

Jama Masjid mosque Srirangapatna

masjid i ala Srirangapatna

mosque madarsa

tipu sultan mosque madarsa

madarsa Srirangapatanaa

The madarsa is still functional
Mosque madarsa srirangapatana

Daria Daulat Bagh
It was built by Tipu Sultan in commemoration of his victory against the British in A.D1784. The museum is on the ground floor of the palace and has the historical oil painting of Tipu Sultan, coins, medals, costumes, manuscripts, daggers, pistols etc. Some pics

The entrance

The tomb and mosque was built by Tipu Sultan as a tribute to his father Hyder Ali after his death. It enshrines the cenotaphs of Hyder Ali, his wife Fakrunbisa and Tipu Sultan. The captivating part is the dome that crowns the top.

gumbaz srirangapatana

gumbaz tipu sultan

tipu sultan resting place

gumbaz karnataka

tipu sultan cenotaph

tipu sultan mosque

gumbaz tipu palace

Ranganathittu Bird sanctury
5kms sway from Srirangapatana. It is called Pakshi Kashi, six islets on the banks of the Kaveri river. The mugger crocodile or marsh crocodile is easily seen here. The birds have a impressive list, stork-billed kingfisher, egret, cormorant, Oriental darter, spot-billed pelican, painted stork etc

Ranganathittu Bird sanctury

Ranganathittu Bird sanctury

Ranganathittu srirangapatana

Ranganathittu karnataka

Ranganathittu Bird sanctury

Ranganathittu Bird sanctury

Ranganathittu Bird sanctury

Ranganathittu Bird sanctury

It is the confluence of 3 holy rivers Kaveri River, Lokapavani River & Hemavati River.

sangam karnataka

sangama srirangapatana

sangama kaveri

sangama kaveri lokapavani hemavati

Though a lot was left back to be seen, being in short of time we had to continue our journey back, to promise a revisit the places let unseen.

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