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Srirangapatna Fort, Mysore

Srirangapatna Fort in Karnataka is one of the most famous forts of South India. This is a splendid fort which is known for its marvelous architecture. It is said that Tipu Sultan was involved in preparing rockets and missiles here in this fort before the advent of the British in India. This is the main reason that this fort has earned tremendous importance in the history of Indian war against the British. During the fight between Tipu and British, Tipu was defeated here at this place. This is the place where the king was betrayed by his own people. Srirangapatna Fort is the evidence of the tragic death of the great Tipu Sultan. During the fight of Indian Independence, Tipu Sultan was killed here in this fort. This is a magnificent fort which sings the glory of a capable king and several great warriors. There is one more famous place/temple near to the fort which is also very popular and known by the name of Ranganathaswamy Temple. This temple is dedicated ot the idol of Lord Krishna.

Srirangapatna Fort is one of the prime attractions in Mysore. This majestic fort was built in the year 1537 by a feudal lord. This fort is also supposed to be the second toughest forts of India. There are four main entrances in Srirangapatna Fort known by the names of Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore and Water and Elephant gates. This fort has double wall defense system which makes this fort the most powerful fort of the country. This fort is known for King Tipu Sultan that is why this fort is also known as Tipu Sultan Fort. Tipu Sultan was known as Mysore Tiger because of his bravery and courage. This fort is known for the bravery of Tipu Sultan and his father Haider Ali who always kept British away from Southern India. Srirangapatna Fort is located on an island in the midst of River Cauvery.

Architecture of Srirangapatna Fort
Srirangapatna Fort is also known for its marvelous architecture. Architectural style of Srirangapatna Fort is supposed to be Indo-Islamic and there is a Persian inscription on the gateway that announces the date of construction of Srirangapatna Fort. There are two dungeons in the lower chambers of the fort. These are used to imprison captured British officers. There is a famous and well known temple near the fort which is known as an important landmark and tourist attraction. Srirangapatna Fort also boasts of a blend of the architectural styles of Hoysala and Vijayanagar. There is Swami Ranganatha temple in the fort which is a fine example of architecture. There you will find images of Gowtama Muni and the River Kaveri.

In and Around Srirangapatna Fort
Srirangapatna is located 15 km to the northeast of Mysore in Karnataka. Srirangapatna was the capital of the Mysore state under the legendary King Tipu Sultan. There is beautiful palace in Srirangapatna Fort which is known as Tipu's Palace. This palace has 40 ft. high walls on three sides. This palace was known as rocket court or launch pad from where Tipu's men used to launch their missiles. Lalmahal is another famous attraction in the fort. This place is known as the residence of Tip Sultan. There are some more famous tourist attractions within the fort known as Gumbaz, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Juma Masjid and Darial Daulat Palace. Gumbaz outside the fort is Tipu's marvelous tomb which is known for its renowned architecture and craftsmanship. Ranganathaswamy temple in the fort is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Daria Daulat Palace is also known as Palace of Tipu Sultan is built of teakwood and adorned by colorful wall-frescoes. There is a beautiful and old mosque in the fort which is known as Masji-e-Ala or Juma Masjid, famous for its towering minarets.