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About Gumbaz-e-Shahi

Gumbaz is the burial place of “Tiger of Mysore” Tippu Sulthan.Gumbaz is located in Ganjam Village of Srirangapatna Mandya District. The Gumbaz also encloses the tombs of Tippus father Hyder Ali and Mother Fakr-un-Nisa. The Gumbaz was constructed by Tippu Sulthan in the year 1782-84 as the memories of his parents. After the death of Tippu sultan in the year 1799 Tippu Sulthan was buried in the same place.  

History of Gumbaz-e-Shahi

The Gumbaz is famously known as Tippu Samadhi. The Gumbaz is constructed in an elevated platform surrounded by Beautiful Garden. The Gumbaz was built by Tippu sultan to bury his parents.In the year 1782, the tomb of Hyder Ali and his wife Fakr-un-Nisa was constructed by Tippu sultan. The Mausoleum also encloses the burials of relatives of Tippu in the Garden. Inside the Gumbaz there is a Masjid E Aksa build by Tippu Sulthan. The speciality of the Masjid E Aksa is the main entrance door is east facing.

The mausoleum of Hyder Ali is at the middle of the Gumbaz.To the east of Hydar Ali tomb, his wife’s tomb and the west Tippu sultans tomb are constructed. In the south side of veranda tombs of Tippu sister Sulthan Begum, Tippus Daughter Fatima Begum, Tippus infant daughter Shazadi Begum, Tippus Son in law Syed Shahbaz and Mir Mahmood Ali Khan are found. In the East side of Varanda tomb of Tippus adopted mother Madina Begum. In the elevated area of Veranda 3 rows of tombs are the 1st row, headstones are not found. In the 2nd row, 8 women and 6 men’s tombs are found which has tombs of Malika Sulthan e Shaheed or Rugia Banu, Burhanuddin Shaheed (Tippu s brother in law). The 3rd row has 14 tombs 9 women and 5 men tombs. It includes tombs of Nawab Muhammad Raza Ali Khan or Ban Ki Nawab. The Ban ki Nawab was killed in the war of Coorg.the place also has many tombs without any headstones.

During 3rd Anglo Mysore was fought between Tippu Sulthan and British in the year 1792 the place was occupied by British. During the war, the place was used as a place to train horses. Cypress trees are used as poles to a tent. The garden is described in the book named “Oriental Drawing” by Charles Gold in the year 1800. The Gumbaz was sketched by many British military artists Charles Gold, James Hunts(1792), Robert Home (1752-1834), Alexander Allan.  

In the 4th Anglo Mysore war (1799) Tippu sultan died in the war. The dead body of Tippu sultan was buried in this place in the presence of Tippu’s son Abdul Khaliq and other British officials.The incident was described by Lieutenant Richard Bayly as During the funeral of Tippu Srirangapatna encounters great thunderstorm.

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Architecture of Gumbaz-e-Shahi

The Gumbaz is beautifully constructed in Persian style. The dooms, cubical and ornamental railings were built as per Bijapur Sultans style. The Gumbaz has beautiful garden with flowering plants and trees brought from different place like Persia, Ottoman, Turkey, Kabul, France. Garden has a pathway leading to Gumbaz. The Gumbaz is located in an elevated platform. The dooms and cubical are supported by 36 numbers sharply cut black Granite Pillar. The doors and windows have latticework through. The inside walls are painted with Tiger strips. The original doors of the Gumbaz are replaced with ebony doors decorated with ivory. The replaced doors are gifted by Lord Dalhousie. The original doors are situated in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Gumbaz-e-Shahi Entry Fees
No Entry Fees

Gumbaz-e-Shahi Timings 
Mon – Sun : 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM

Best time to Visit
monsoon (June to Oct)

Gumbaz-e-Shahi Website 
There is no official website

Gumbaz-e-Shahi Email  
No official email address

Gumbaz-e-Shahi Phone Number  
No Contact Number  

Gumbaz road, Ganjam village,
Srirangapattana, Mandya district -571477

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There has no accommodation facility Inside
There are Good hotels available in Srirangapatana which has online booking facilities. Some of the hotels are listed below. 

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From Bangalore – 126 kilometres
From Mysore – 22 kilometres
From Srirangapatna bus stop – 3.5 kilometres
From Srirangapatna railway station – 5.2 kilometres

How to reach

KSRTC (Bus)  

KSRTC and Private Buses are available from Bangalore to  Mysore(fare: ₹110/-) from there you can reach Srirangapatna bus stop.
From there, the Gumbaz can be reached by boarding bus no.313A, 313, 307 after 3 stops from the bus stop fare: ₹7/-).
Uber is also available from Mysore city it costs fare: ₹210/-.


Trains are available from Mysore and Bangalore, you have to get down at Srirangapatna  or Pandavapura Railway Station. (fare: ₹45/-) from Bangalore. 

From Railway station bus no. 313A or 307 is available  get down near the Gumbaz-e-Shahi.  (fare: ₹7/-)

NOTE –  please do contact Indian Railways (IRCTC) for better clarity on train timings & updated Pricing.


Nearest International Airportkempegowda airport Bangalore) is 166 Kms from the Temple.

Nearest Domestic Airport (Mandakalli Airport Mysore) is 37 Kms from the Temple

Bike / Car
Bangalore to Mysore

Majestic (Kempe Gowda bus station) – Nayandahalli – Bidadi – Kengeri – Ramanagara –  Channapattana – Madduru- Mandya- Srirangapattana – Gumbaz-e-Shahi

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