|Srirangapatnam Fort www.thehindu.com|
|One of the dungeons, Srirangapatnam fort. www.happytrips.com|
It is believed that the fort was built by a feudal lord Kempe Gowda in the year 1537 and is considered to be one of the toughest forts in India to defend the invading army. The fort has two-tiered rigid wall that can not be penetrated easily and can be accessed through four gates namely Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore and Water and Elephant gates. It is also called Tipu Sultan fort because he had his residence inside the fort, being safe from external raids from others rulers.
The fort was built using Indo-Islamic style and the Persian inscription on the gateway mentions its date of construction. The fort has two dungeons in the lower chambers. Thomas Inman's Dungeon was
|Srirangapatna Fort.culturalsindia.blogspot.com Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore. www.slideshare.net|
|Thomas Inman;s dungeon, Srirangapatnam fort. hinkingparticle.com|
|Colonel Bailey's dungeon. Srirangapatnam fort thinkingparticle.com|
Tipu Sultan, son of Hyder Ali, like his father, was one of the most efficient rulers of India. During the British rule, the very mention of his name was anathema to the British who had nightmares about him. Having
|Cannon used by Tippu Sultan in the battle of Seringapatam 1799. en.wikipedia.org|
|Srirangapatnan Fort, the spot where Tip was killed (1799).www.holidayiq.com|
The legend of Tipu Sultan not only lives on the ramparts of Srirangapatna fort, but also in the annals of British India history. Even after 200 plus years, his popularity has not yet diminished.