Tombs of Tipu Sultan & Hyder Ali (Gumbaz) Srirangapatna Entry Fee
- No entry fee
Vehicle Parking Fee: Rs.30/-
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Tombs of Tipu Sultan & Hyder Ali (Gumbaz) Srirangapatna Address: T Narasipura - Srirangapatna Road, Ganjam, Karnataka, 571438, India
Located in Srirangapatnam Tombs of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan is a site worth visiting. It is situated at a distance of 15 km from Mysore. Built in 1784 AD by Tipu Sultan for his parents, he was also buried here in 1799 AD. With a height of about 20 meters, this structure stands majestically. Along with being historically important, these tombs also boast of excellent architecture. The architecture, which looks similar to that of Golconda tombs, captivates every visitor with its intricate designs and majestic structure.Architecture of Gumbaz
Built in Persian style of architecture, Gumbaz captivates everyone. Surrounded by beautiful garden named as Lalbagh Garden, the imposing structure of Gumbaz is seen in the middle on an elevated platform. The platform has an open veranda which is dotted with pillars made up of black granite. These majestic pillars provide support to the structure. These polished pillars add on to the overall beauty of these vast domes. The ivory decorated doors of the domes and the intricately carved stone windows showcase the hard-work and brilliant craftsmanship which has gone into creating this masterpiece. The walls have been painted in tiger stripes, which is popularly associated with Tipu Sultan.
Entrance doors of Gumbaz were made with gold and silver. However, during the British reign these were looted and now are displaced in Albert Museum of London. Gumbaz has tomb of Hyder Ali, father of Tipu Sultan in the centre, while the tombs of his Tipu Sultan and Fatima Begam are located on both the sides. There is also a mosque called as Masjid-E-Aksa, here inside the complex.
History of Tombs of Tipu Sultan & Hyder Ali (Gumbaz)
Once you enter here, spacious and lush green rectangular shaped garden and pathways lead you to the main structure which stands majestically in the middle.In 1784 AD, Tipu Sultan has built the tombs of his father Hyder Ali and mother Fathima Begam (Fakr-Un-Nisa) which is known as Gumbaz. Tipu Sultan, who is often referred as Tiger of Mysore, was the then king of Mysore. Gumbaz was built amid the lush green garden of Lal Bagh. Later in 1799 AD, Tipu Sultan was also buried here. There are also tombs of other Tipu Sultan relatives and nobles which surround the Gumbaz.
Gumbaz Timings and Entry Fee
Opening timings of Gumbaz is from 8 AM and it closes by 6.30 PM. There is no entry fee at Gumbaz. For vehicle parking, one needs to pay a fee of Rs.30.
Reaching Tombs of Tipu Sultan & Hyder Ali (Gumbaz)
Gumbaz is located 18 km away from Mysore which is well connected to the rest of the country. It is about 180km away from Bangalore. The town of Srirangapatna is connected by railways and roadways. However, the most preferred mode of travel here is via road. Many private as well as government owned buses run from Mysore to this town.
After reaching Srirangapatna town, tourists can take an auto rickshaw to the tombs. One can also take city buses that go up to Gumbaz. While visiting Gumbaz, tourists can also take some time and visit Daria Daulat Bagh, which was the summer palace of Tipu Sultan.
Town of Srirangapatna also has many other popular attractions that are worth visiting once you are here. Nimishamba temple, Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Dodda Ghosai Ghat, Sangam Colonel Bailey's Dungeon, Lal Mahal Palace, Thomas Inman's Dungeon, and Obelisk of war memorial and Jamia Masjid are a few places that you can explore when visiting Srirangapatna from Mysore.