"Srirangapatna - Tipu Sultan's last stand" Shrirangapattana by Willettsworld

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Srirangapatna is a small town that's located about 16km (10 miles) northeast of Mysore. The town lies on an island in the middle of the Kaveri River and takes its name from the celebrated Ranganathaswamy Temple which dominates the town. The temple was built by the Ganga dynasty rulers of the area in the 9th century before it was strengthened and improved upon architecturally some three centuries later, making it a medley of Hoysala and Vijayanagar styles of temple architecture. However, the town is most famous for being the capital of Tipu Sultan who fortified it during the 18th century. It was the scene of the last and decisive battle fought between Tipu Sultan and the British forces led by General Harris. This battle was the last engagement of the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War in May 1799 which saw Tipu killed within the fort. He is buried in a tomb complex, about 3km east of the fort, known as Gumbaz along with his father, Hyder Ali, and wife. Another site to visit, here, is his summer palace which is located along the road to Gumbaz. Buses depart from near the clock tower in Mysore so it's easy to get to.

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