Hyder Ali & Tipu Sultan
Originally Built By
In the most crowded market area of Bangalore lies the remnants of Tipu's Fort - a silent testament of Tipu's battle against British regime.
The fort was constructed during 1781-179 and was the summer residence of Tipu Sultan. It is a two-storied wooden structure, carved out of Teakwood with decorated pillars, concave arches and balconies.
Today the fort houses a museum adorned with ancient artifact of Hyder-Tipu regime.
Initially, in 1537 Tipu Sultan's fort was constructed by Kempe Gowda, later on it was expanded by Tipu Sultan.
During the battle between East Indian and Hyder Ali - the father of Tipu Sultan, Sultan Hyder imprisoned David Baird along with a number of British army officers in this fort.
The fort is open to public 6 am to 6 pm.