Tipu Sultan's Fort

Nandi Hills

14.2/5(15 Ratings)

Tipu Sultan's Fort Overview

Ranked 3 of 10 sightseeing in Nandi Hills

Tipu Sultan's Fort, also known as Tashk-e-Jannat, meaning Heaven’s Envy, is one of the frequented sites at the destination. Constructed identical to Dariya Daulat, Srirangapatna, the fort stands atop the hill at an elevation of 4,851 ft above sea level. Highlighting features of the fort are five arches with minarets, exhibiting beautiful art and architecture of ancient era.

Built in 1791 by Chikballapur chieftains, the fort sprawls over an area of 90 acre. The beautiful palace, which is now closed for public, was at once the summer palace of Tipu Sultan. Moreover, walls and ceilings of the fort are engraved with paintings. Elaborately graved towers and archways of the forts draw attention of tourists.

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What travellers are saying about Tipu Sultan's Fort

Experience scale
  • Excellent 5
  • Very Good 3
  • Below Average 1
  • Good 1
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  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM -6:30 PM
8:00 AM -6:30 PM
8:00 AM -6:30 PM
Public Holidays:
8:00 AM -6:30 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Kumar Uday

Kumar Uday5.0/5

2 reviews

Ok and watchable Fort

Tipu's Fort is one part of Nandi Hills. Tipu's Fort is ok and it's watchable. But in Nandi Hills sightseeing is good and relaxed. Here trekking and cycling is famous. If you go to Nandi Hills through bike or cycle you are very thrilled because of curved road up and down.

Ibrahim Salif

Ibrahim Salif4.3/5

4 reviews

Visit during morning and cameras are allowed inside

When I go to Tipu Sultan's fort I feel very comfortable and peaceful environment. The infrastructure of the fort and the crowd both young people as well as old age people comes there to see the fort. It is good to see the fort in morning hours it will be very clear and visible. We can complete the fort within 2-3 hours. The foods available near is hygienic and they allow camera and to click photos there is no such restrictions like.

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Harshit Poddar

Harshit Poddar5.0/5

1 review

Reminds the Indian Era

It was real fun visiting the place. The monuments kept at fort are very clean and tidy. It reminds us of old Indian Era, must visit place if you visit Karnataka.

Sam Raj

Sam Raj4.3/5

8 reviews

Good place for one day sightseeing

In Nandi hills Sultans fort is the good place to see where well get the more information about Tippu. Climate was good here, it was the place for Tippu's summer stay.

Shareef Mahaboob

Shareef Mahaboob3.6/5

3 reviews

Best place for riding

Best place I have seen so far for cycling or riding bike. I have went with my friends in 2 bikes. Ride was the best thing. Sunrise here is a scenic beauty. Bike-lover get to see a wide variety of bikes, racing here. It is around 50-60 kms from Bangalore, most of the distance is covered with highway, so being a bike-lover I had the best time. We are planning to visit again & again.

Sumit Raj

Sumit Raj5.0/5

3 reviews

A historical place to visit

This is very good to see such a historical place called as Tipu sultan's fort, please do visit such kind of places which teaches us a lot about our history.

Amish Srivastava

Amish Srivastava5.0/5

1 review

View form the top

From the high altitude you will love the view. You can see clouds passing nearby. Good for family tour and tour with friends. It is good if you go by your own vehicle. You get nice food there. Center of attraction is the suicide point. According to me, the best time go is the monsoon.

Shriram Vishwakarm

Shriram Vishwakarm5.0/5

2 reviews

Wonderful place to visit

It was a wonderful place visit. It looks awesome when you visit on sunrise. I strongly recommend you to visit this place before you go to the hills.

Jalpan Parikh

Jalpan Parikh4.3/5

3 reviews

Tipu Sultan's Fort depicting the history of India

It is an awesome, beautiful and peaceful place to visit. One should visit this historical place as it depicts the history of India. Feeling amazed to see the sword of Tipu Sultan.

Jyotirmay Das

Jyotirmay Das1.8/5

1 review

The artifacts and some of his belongings are worth watching

Tipu Sultan may be a celebrated King of his time, but his summer palace is not as popular as he is. The artifacts and some of his belongings are worth watching.

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Tipu Sultan's Fort, Nandi Hills

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View from Tipu Sultan's Fort at Nandi Hills