The stately artifacts of Daria Daulat Bagh provides one of the most pleasant and historically enriching excursions from Mysore. This palace situated in the island of Srirangapatna amidst the Kaveri river was declared a National Monument in the year 1959. The Daria Daulat Bagh palace is now converted in a museum housing several of Tippu's memorabilia.
The journey from Mysore to Daria Daulat Bagh is easily accessible by buses. Hired cabs and autos ply regularly between Mysore and Srirangapatna. The most awesome feature of the palace is the fresco painting that embellish the walls of the entire palace. The pillars, walls, canopies, arches and the corridors are all graced with frescoes in myriad hues. They depict scenes of warfare by Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan, the Nizams of Hyderabad, the British and French soldiers. The fresco Durbar views of Tippu's contemporary rulers include the durbars of Hindu Queen of Chittorgarh, Balaji Rao II Peshwa, King of Tanjore, King of Varanasi, Madakari Nayaka and Magadi Kepegowda of Chitradurga and Krishnaraja Wodeyar II.
Last Updated on 9/14/2011