Thursday, July 17, 2014

Daria Daulat, Srirangapatna

Daria Daulat at Srirangapatna was the summer palace of Tipu Sultan that was built in the year 1784 A.D.  The palace is square in plan, built on a raised stone plinth, with teak pillars running along the outer edge, enclosing a corridor. 



There are two recessed bays on the northern and southern sides overlooking two large hall, through canopied balconies. The living spaces on the two floors of the palace are accessible by four staircases.



All the walls and ceilings of the entire palace are painted. The paintings depict the victories of Hyder Ali and Tipu over the British, and the durbar scenes of Tipu's contemporaries like the Rani of Chitoor, the Raja of Tanjore, The Raja of Banaras, Unfortunately photography is not allowed inside the palace.



I could capture some beautiful paintings which were near the entrance to the palace. After the death of Tipu Sultan in 1799, this palace was occupied by Colonel Arthur Wellesley.



34 comments:

P.N. Subramanian said...

I fail to understand the logic behind prohibiting photography in such places.

Une Angevine said...

génial cet avant dernier cliché

My Unfinished Life said...

wow!! I am intrigued by the description.....the palace looks summery...aah the convenience kings could afford in those times..

Jeevan said...

Beautiful captures on the palace and peek on painted walls! Good to see ramps leading above

ladyfi said...

So lovely!

sumowkowespotkania.com said...

thanks for another interesting post : )

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures as always, Rajesh, and peaceful skies as well!!

HansHB said...

beautiful serie of photos!

Christian Weiß said...

A beautiful place and an interesting history.

Photo Cache said...

i thought all the green cover are solar panels.

Kokila Gupta said...

Beautiful pics... I have been there and it certainly is grand .. not in the sense of pomp and show but what you have mentioned the intricate paintings and the wood work and all... Thanks for sharing :)

Kiran Acharya said...

What detailed captures!

AmitAag said...

Nice pics and info!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, wonderful place with nice art!

R Niranjan Das said...

Love the wall paintings and woodwork here. Nice post!

Gattina said...

Looks quite modern, except the beautiful paintings !

Indrani said...

It is place worth visiting, great pics.

Diane AZ said...

What a beautiful place to visit! I love the paintings near the entrance and the gardens in front.

Thomas Lee said...

Nice palace.

Team G Square said...

Wonderful place, but always annoying that photography is not aloowed.

ladyfi said...

Those paintings are so lovely.

Margaret Adamson said...

Interesting post. Have a great weekend.

Viera said...

Beautiful place as always... lovely photos...

Al said...

What a gorgeous place, I can't imagine living in a palace like that.

Anunoy Samanta said...

Wow Rajesh, you rejuvinated my slightly stale, more than a year old memory... nice shots Bro :-)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm impressed by all the detail. Only dedicated artisans could have produced such beautiful work.

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Tom said...

Beautiful detail. Tom The Backroads Traveller

charuhasacharya said...

Great shot.

Gillena Cox said...

very ornate, thanks for sharing; have a nice Tuesday

much love...

YASH BIRAJDAR said...

hey rajesh
Nice Pics, I have been to this place when i was a kid. Brilliant!!!!

panaecea said...

How beautiful!!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Beautiful place as always . Nice clicks

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

The last two pics are so ornate! Lovely pics :)

Kokila Gupta said...

Its beautifully intricate .. and the gardens are lush and vast.