Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tipu's Summer Palace

Just to avoid being all-day in front of Laptop, me and Thiru decided to visit some beautiful places in Bangalore. I googled and Tipu’s Summer Palace looked inviting. It is walkable distance from City market bus station. Situated near Chamrajpet, Tipu’s Summer palace is no short of architectural wonder. Made of stone, wood and sand, this palace has been used in paintings by the Europeans. As a tourist attraction, the Palace has an art gallery depicting Tipu’s life, achievements and visions. A model of a Tiger eating a British soldier is also placed there, believed to be a favourite of Tipu. Tipu used to envision himself like a Tiger!! Another interesting artifact kept is a model of rockets used by Tipu in his wars. Our own rocket specialist, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has studied the exact science of the rocket in England and praised its simplicity and effectiveness.


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There is a well maintained Garden around the Palace. At Rs.5 entrance fee per head, the Palace is worth a visit.

1 comment:

Vivek said...

dde sundeeeep looks like you have transmorgified to a travel freak :) for trekking contact guru, he's a core trekker in chennai trekkers

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