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“Very peaceful and calm place”

Bangalore
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Very peaceful and calm place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

This is the mausoleum of ‘Tiger of Mysore’ Tippu Sultan, The man who gave the British nightmares in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. Tipu’s father Hyder Ali and mother Fathima Begum. Tippu Sultan built the magnificent structure in 1782-84. The Gumbaz is surrounded by the beautiful garden. The Gumbaz is built on a high and wide platform with an open verandah that has polished pillars all over. The Gumbaz has a large well-shaped dome, it has beautifully carved ebony doors inlaid with ivory and the Gumbaz has carved stone windows with excellent work on it and inscriptions. Inside the tomb Hyader Ali has been laid to rest in the middle and on either side are the tombs of his wife and son. Tippu's tiger stripes cover the walls of the Gumbaz. Next to the Gumbaz is a mosque Masjid-e-aksa. Very peaceful and calm place, I visit at least once in a year. Gumbaz is open from sunrise to sunset. There is no entry fee.

Visited June 2013
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41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Travel Back to Indian history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Situtaed approximately 15 km from mysore is GUMBAZ the burial place of Tipu,Hyderali and their close family members and royal officials. It hold the history of the Sultanate of KHUDAD -which the historians call the dynasty of hyderali and tipu. You can find few small eateries and refreshment areas near by other than that the area is isolated with few residential compelexes near by. You can see the burial place of Tipu cover by velvet tiger skin. His step mother,second wife,one of his sons,brother in law and top officials of HYDER and Tipu are buried there. Yearly Namaz is held to commemorate tipu which is visited by his direct descendents from Kolkata.

Visited May 2014
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“worth visiting if in area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

We enjoyed our visit and the history of Tipu Sultan more than we expected. It does not take long but one of the better historical buildings to see.

Visited March 2014
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Bengaluru, India
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“Wonderful place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

Tipu sultan, the tiger of mysore built Gumbaz in the midst of lal bagh, a beautiful garden. He built tombs for his father Hyder ali and mother fathima Begaum in Gumbaz. The structure is very beautiful standing on a high and wide platform with an open verandah of polished pillars all around
Nice place do visit

Visited January 2014
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Bengaluru, India
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“Tipu & family RIP here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Anyone who loves Indian history should visit this place. This is where Tipu & his family lie 6 feet beneath. They were all buried here & the Gumbaz is a burial ground now. It is a well maintained peaceful place. Huge lawn & we are free to sit there & rest. As we go inside the Tomb, some Islamic youth were chanting their prayers & some elders sitting by the side.
Not too much history written about how they died though.
May his soul REST IN PEACE...

Visited November 2013
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