When: All days of the week
Starts: At 6:30 a.m. at your hotel
Ends: Around 6:30 p.m. at your hotel
What this tour is about:
Srirangapatna is a town of historic and religious significance, yet retains a charming village-like feel with its small houses, green fields and quiet creek. It was the capital of Tipu Sultan, the 'Tiger of Mysore' who fought against the British. The town is also home to the Ranganathaswamy Temple, a Hindu Vaishnavite pilgrimage centre. This imposing temple was first consecrated in the 10 century CE and built up on a grand scale in the the 13th century CE. It takes around 3 to 3.5 hours to reach Srirangapatna from Bangalore. Drive time may vary based on traffic and road conditions.
Places we will visit:
In this tour, we will visit the beautiful Ranganatha Temple and Tipu Sultan's summer palace. We'll see the Jama Masjid, a mosque constructed by Tipu in 1784. We'll see the famous Water Gate, where Tipu's body was found after the Siege of Srirangapatna in 1799, the infamous dungeons and the obelisk erected by the British as a memorial for their soldiers who died during the siege of Srirangapatna.