1 : Mysore : City of Palaces
Mysore is commonly known as 'City of Palaces' as is inherited with the official residences of many royal families. Mysore palaces are well known for its tourist attractions not only in India but also from other parts of the world.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
Tipu Sultan's summer palace is located in Banglore (India), which was the summer residence for the Tiger of Mysore, Tipu Sultan so is also called as Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan. This fort is considered in the list of great examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. The fort is also termed as Banglore fort and was originally considered as mud fort, constructed by Kempe Gowda, who was the founder of the city Banglore.
Later the fort was under the kingdom of, 'Tiger of Mysore', Tipu Sultan's father Haider Ali who converted the initial outlook of the fort into stone and the construction polished last under the reigning rule of Tipu Sultan in 1791. The palace was constructed as Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace.
The great fort even witnessed struggling days and nights of wars against Britishers and downfall of Mysore Empire after the death of Tipu Sultan in Fourth Anglo-Mysore War on May 4, 1799. After the death of Mysore's Tiger Tipu Sultan, the palace was covered under British Administration for its official working before Attara Kacheri in 1868. Despite these historical testimonies by the fort, now the government of Karnataka maintains this creative art architecture which is established in the central market of the Old Banglore near the Kalasipalyam bus stand is one of the major tourist spots.
The creation of the palace is really a creative piece of artwork. The prime structure was the whole built of teak. The interior of the palace is made of wooden carving which generates Islamic inspiration. The pillars, the arches and the carved balconies of the fort are the epic landmarks of the wood construction that time.
The fort is inherited with double storeyed divisions on strong pillars. Four corners of the first floor are carved with four small rooms, each corner with one room, which was used to be known as Zenana Quarters. The floral carving on the walls and ceilings of fort give embellishing look to the fort. The sites are also sculpted with grand wall paintings which evoke the grand great image of king Tipu Sultan, coated with the pure gold sheet and precious stones. Although, after the death of Mysore's Tiger, Tipu Sultan the British rulers demolish that grand throne into pieces and auction each single piece individually as because to buy the whole was too expensive for one.
The ground floor rooms now are the showcasing part of the palace, as because they are converted into the small museums. These small museums exhibit various achievements of the king Tipu Sultan and his kingdom's administration. The royal vogue of the Tipu Sultan, his clothes, prestigious crown are presented on the idealized foundation which is carved with gold and silver. Haider Ali's silver vessel is also being displayed.
The royal fort's pretty attraction is outdoor lawn and gardens which give a flawless outlook charm to the fort. The garden and open space area are now being maintained by the Horticulture department of the Karnataka's government.
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