Srirangapatna Fort

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: No entry fee
Time Required
Five to six hours
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
History buffs and Photo Fanatics.

Quick Info

Srirangapatna Fort is a beautiful historic fort located in Sriranganapatna of Mysore. It was built by Timmanna Nayaka in 1454 but it was during the reign of Tipu Sultan that the fort gained prominence. It underwent several architectural modifications under the supervision of French architects. The fort was protected by the Cauvery River at its North and West sides. It is home to a temple and a mosque.

Rankings & Ratings

An impressive fort with lots of historic things to see.
Editor's Rankings

#3 in 6 Things to Do in Mysore

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Editor's Review

The Srirangapatna Fort is a must-visit for history buffs travelling to Mysore. There are several history-related things to see in the fort like palace ruins, dungeons, temples and mosque to mention a few. Since the rustic environment of the fort is coupled with some greenery, you can expect to take some beautiful pictures. There are many other historic sites close to the fort.


  • Great place to take pictures.
  • Several history-related details are found in the fort.
  • Beautiful environment with rustic ruins and greenery.
  • Many historic sites located in close proximity.


  • Quite a lot of walking is required.
  • The sound and light show is in Kannada.
  • Requires quite some time to cover it completely.

Detailed Info

Srirangapatna is called the historical capital city of Karnataka. It is home to the famous Srirangapatna Fort which was built by Timaanna Nayaka in 1454. Later, the fort came under the control of Tipu Sultan. During his reign, major modifications were made to the fort and it gained much prominence. The fort is protected by the Cauvery River in its North and West directions.

The Srirangapatna Fort is an ideal example of the impressive Indo-Islamic style of architecture. Near the entrance of the fort, you will see a Persian inscription that displays the date of construction. The fort has four imposing gates with double walls which are 40 feet high. The Rocket Court inside the fort is where Tipu Sultan's army launched missiles during wartime.

The fort also has ruins of Tipu Sultan's residence, Lal Mahal. The Palace is believed to have had grand architecture with an audience hall, women's headquarters and a library. It was demolished when the British captured the fort in 1799. The fort has the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and Juma Masjid. It also has dungeons where prisoners were confined.