Daria Daulat Bagh
Daria Daulat Bagh is a palace situated in the city of Srirangapatna, about 14 km from Mysore.The palace is mostly made out of teakwood and the word daria daulat Bagh literally means “Garden of wealth”. It was tipu sultan who build this palace in the year 1784.The palace is built in indo-sarcenic style. The palace is built on a raised platform and is rectangular in shape. The most stunning feature of this palace is that the walls are decorated with frescos in the style of Mysore paintings. The outer walls have frescoes of battle scenes and portraits. The wooden ceilings are decorated with floral patterns.
On the top floor the palace is the Tipu sultan Museum, which houses a collection of tipu memerobilias, Persian manuscripts and some European paintings. The museum houses the famous painting titled “Storming of Srirangapattanam”, an oil painting done by Sir Robert Ker Porter in 1880. Behind the fort walls parts of palace can be seen and tippus fort that lies in ruins. It is in that fort tipu died fighting the british. Jama masjid and Ranganathaswamy temple also can be found inside the fort. Outside the fort is the Gumbaz that contains Tipu’s tomb, his father Haider Ali’s tomb and his mother’s tomb.