Srirangapatna Fort also known as Tipu’s Palace was reckoned to be an impregnable fortress during the British era. Built in the year 1537 by a feudal lord, this magnificent fort is considered to be the second toughest fort of India. The legendary Tipu Sultan’s residence was inside this fort, hence it is also named after him. He ruled his kingdom of Mysore from this small island town of Srirangapatna, in Mandya district located 19 km northeast of Mysore in Karnataka. Tipu Sultan was a famous warrior king, who gave the British nightmares in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. It is from this fort here Tipu Sultan charged at the British soldiers with his legendry sword. An obelisk in the Fort marks the place where he was killed. After defeating Tipu and his folks, the British went on to loot and plunder Srirangapatna and Srirangapatna Fort. The architectural style of the fort is supposed to be Indo-Islamic, although most of the portion of the fort now lies in ruins, the fort is home to several monuments that tell eloquent tales of courage and honour. Inside the fortress is Tipu’s mosque with its twin minarets, the celebrated Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Tipu’s Summer Palace, the Wellesley Bridge, and the dungeons where British officers were once imprisoned. Equally impressive is the ornate white-domed Gumbaz, an imposing structure with doors of ebony inlaid with ivory and lacquered with Tipu’s tiger-striped emblem. About 1km to the east of the fort is Tipu’s Summer Palace (known as the Daria Daulat Bagh) set amidst a lovely garden