Tipu's Death Place, Srirangapatna

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  • It is just an open space with the mark that the dead body of the Tipu Sultan was found here...... Also known as Tipu's Death Place  more »
  • It is one nice mosque which is beautifully built. Guided tour of the place is easily available. There are many graves of you sultan and his family.  more »
  • The mosque situated in Srirangapatna, includes graves of Tipu Sultan, Hyder Ali, and his family members. The surroundings are well maintained. Descriptions are done by a guide in both English and Hind...  more »
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  • It is a historical place and so beautiful to take children there because lot's of things to tell them about historical heritage and culture
  • Nothing out of the ordinary. While driving, you can actually miss it if you are not paying attention. It's on a small plot of fenced land. You are asked to remove your footwear. Why? No idea. It's not as if this is a very clean, sterile mausoleum. Quite the contrary.
  • Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, or Tippoo Sahib as the British called him, was the Indian ruler who resisted the East India Company’s conquest of southern India. Public opinion in England considered him a vicious tyrant, while modern Indian nationalists have hailed him as a freedom fighter, but both views are the products of wishful thinking. A small, plump man with a round face and black moustache, who wore clothes glittering with jewels, Tipu was vigorous, forceful, brave, warlike and cruel; a devout Muslim ruling a mainly Hindu population. He had inherited the throne from his father Haidar Ali, who had driven out the previous Hindu dynasty. Tipu used to say it was better to live for two days like a tiger than drag out an existence like a sheep for two hundred years. He had a special reverence for tigers. He kept six in his fortress-city of Seringapatam (now Sriringapatna), 200 miles west of Madras, where his throne was shaped and striped like a tiger. His elite troops wore tiger badges, the hilt of his sword was in the form of a snarling tiger, and his favourite toy was a mechanical tiger straddling a British officer while the victim squealed in terror (it is now in the Victoria & Albert Museum). Tipu was determined to build a rich and powerful state and he was feared with reason by his subjects, his neighbours and other Indian princes, who joined forces with the British against him. He tried to build up an alliance to drive the British – ‘those oppressors of the human race’ – out of India and intrigued with the French in Paris and Mauritius. In dealings with them Tipu improbably donned a cap of liberty and expressed his sympathy with French Revolutionary ideals. The British feared an invasion of India by Napoleon, and Lord Mornington, arriving in Calcutta as British Governor-General in 1798, decided to settle accounts with Citoyen Tipu. An army of East India Company sepoys and cavalry was assembled in Madras under General Harris with a contingent from the Nizam of Hyderabad, and the British Thirty-Third Regiment of Foot under Mornington’s younger brother, Colonel Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington). In February 1799 the order to invade Mysore came, and the motley array toiled across the border accompanied by elephants and camels, thousands of baggage bullocks and flocks of sheep and goats to provide meat for the officers, as well as hordes of camp followers and a travelling market selling food and drink for the soldiery. Officers took along cooks, grooms, laundrymen and cleaning wallahs, and senior officers like Wellesley, who brought his silver-plated tableware with him, had thirty or more servants in their train. Moving ponderously in the burning heat, the army covered an area of eighteen square miles and on a good day managed to advance ten miles.
  • Car parking is a big concern here. They charge INR 50 for outside parking with absolutely no safety.
  • Feels good to know about Tipu sultan . And feels patriotic . And there is a river confluence of river Kaveri nearby . Famous for south India Kaveri pushkar festival.

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