About the walk

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.

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Walk Date
Meeting Time
02:45 pm
In Tipu's Shadow - A Walk through Srirangapatna Fort
Sunday
16 Jun

Walk Leader

Dr Srijan Sandip Mandal
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Duration

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Meeting Time02:45 pm

Meeting Point

Obelisk, Inside the Srirangapatna Fort

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About the Walk

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.

Please Note

  • Google Map location of the meeting point (Obelisk - https://goo.gl/maps/h4vau9BVkVhKrYD46)
  • Parking should be available in the fort, especially near the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.
  • Please wear comfortable footwear as we will be walking for about 2 km.
  • Please carry water as we will be walking around in the afternoon.
  • Although there is no forecast of rain, do carry an umbrella in case it does start raining. 
  • There are no restrictions on photography in and around these sites.
  • There are no entry fees charged at any of these sites.

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

Shrirangapattana railway station

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