One of the prime attractions of Mysore is Srirangapatna fort which was built in the year 1537. Designed in the perfect marvel of Indo-Islamic style, it consists of four entrances: Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore and Water and Elephant gates. One can see bore carvings of 24 forms of Vishnu at the inner entrance of this shrine. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, it is famous for its gopuram and thick fort-like walls. Built in a double wall defense system, there is a Persian dedication on the doorway that proclaims its date of construction. The walls this temple are decorated with several paintings ‘The storming of Seringapattam’ by Sir Robert Ker. These painting represent the magnificent victory of Tipu Sultan over British
This magnificent fort is supposed to be the second toughest fort of India which symbolizes the splendid victory of Tipu Sultan over British. It was considered the main residence of tipu sultan therefore; it came to be known as Tipu Sultan Fort. Tipu sultan was known as the tiger of mysore because his boldness and courage. It also said that tipu sultan was credited to keeping the British away from India. he was son of hyder Ali, another courageous leader of India who also fought many wars for winning.
Located on an island in midst of River Cauvery, this fort is surrounded by beautiful serene gardens and valleys. On the Karnataka tour, this is the must-visit tourist spot stayed on one of the islands near Srirangapatnam attracts thousands of devotes all over the world.