Two centuries after his death, Tipu Sultan continues to live in the minds of politicians and people alike. For an in-depth exploration of the life and times of the man known as the Tiger of Mysore, come to the Srirangapatna Fort and walk in his footsteps
We begin the walk at the obelisk constructed by the Maharaja of Mysore to commemorate the East India Company’s siege of the fort in 1799, which ended on May 4, with Tipu Sultan's death in battle. We then walk over to a dungeon named after its most famous prisoner, Colonel Bailey, where Tipu’s men would torture British prisoners of war. From there, we go to the Lal Mahal Palace, where Tipu lived, before making our way to the spot where Tipu’s body was found. We end our walk at another dungeon, named after Thomas Inman, a British engineer who discovered it almost a century after the fall of the fort.
This guided tour is free.