Saturday, January 3, 2009

SRIRANGAPATNA


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Situated in the Mandya district in the state of Karnataka, South India was once the capital of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, the ‘Tiger of Mysore’.

Situated on the River, this small island houses the imposing Srirangapatnam Fort built in 1454.

Tipu Sultan fought his last battle against the British from here and an obelisk marks the spot where he was killed.

Standing outside the eastern wall of the fortress is Daria Daulat bagh, a beautiful garden surrounding Tipu’s summer palace.

The personal belongings and souvenirs connected with the two rulers are at display here in a small museum.

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