Explore Bangalore Fort For A Getaway Within The City

by Kritika Kukreja
Explore Bangalore Fort For A Getaway Within The City

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If you’re looking for a quick getaway within the city limits in Bengaluru, Tipu Sultan Fort or Bangalore Fort is a must-visit!

What Is It?

The trend of one day getaways and staycations has been running since a few years. But why? Because we work so much and there’s barely any time to head out. That’s why we’re always looking for cool options to head for our weekends which don’t involve a lot of travelling.

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Tipu Sultan Fort or Bangalore Fort at New Tharagupet in Bengaluru city is an amazing piece of architecture that you can head to anytime. Built in 1537 as a mud fort by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bengaluru, this fort was later converted to stone by Hyder Ali, the father of Tipu Sultan. 

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About Bangalore Fort

This fort used to be Tipu Sultan’s summer palace with lavish gardens surrounding it. The fort is spread across 2 floors and has teak wood interiors. The remains of the fort depict 4 lavish rooms, a large hall, chambers and balconies. When you’re visiting the fort, don’t forget to check out the Ganpati Temple which is located within the fort complex. You can take a walk around the surrounding gardens or simply relax in the gardens and enjoy the cool breeze.

Bangalore Fort
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Address: Bangalore Fort, Krishna Rajendra Rd, New Tharagupet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002
Timing: 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM
Entry fee: ₹5 for Indians, ₹100 for foreigners