Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace was the summer residence of Tipu Sultan till his death in the year 1799 during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War. Its construction was started by Hyder Ali within the walls of the Bangalore Fort and completed during the reign of Tipu Sultan in the year 1791.
This magnificent structure has been built entirely with Teak Wood and stands adorned with pillars, arches and balconies. This palace, an example of Indo-Islamic Architecture is supported by a number of pillars and columns to establish a double storied flowery wooden structure. Characterized by a number of balconies and rooms,it is believed that Tipu Sultan used to conduct his durbar from the eastern and western balconies of the upper floor. There are beautiful floral motifs embellishing the walls of the palace. The rooms in the ground floor is converted into museum showcasing various achievements of Tipu Sultan and his administration.
Today it is a popular tourist spot located at the center of Old Bangalore near Kalasipalyam Bus Stand. Fee is applied to visit the Palace. Tickets are Rs. 5 for Indians and Rs. 100 for foreigners. Photography is prohibited. Timings: From 9:30am to 5:30pm, All days of the week.