Dariya Daulat Baug, Srirangapatna If you are here in Mysore for a short while, you must not miss to visit this wonderful tourist destination of Mysore, known as Srirangapatna. While Tippu Sultan was ruling Mysore, the capital of the Mysore state was changed to Srirangapatna, for a short period of time. Later, the capital was shifted back to Mysore, after the death of Tippu Sultan. For this short presence of this royal dynasty in this place, a number of destinations of historical importance are found here in this part of the Mysore, which was quite associated with the reign of Tippu Sultan. Basically Srirangapatna is an island situated on the river Kaveri. It is located at a distance of around 14kms from Mysore. Dariya Daulat Palace or Summer Place is one of the eye catching historical destinations in Srirangapatna. It is located in the midst of splendid gardens known as Daria Daulat Bagh Bagh means Graden. The "Tiger of Mysore", Tippu Sultan constructed this palace in 1784. The architectural beauty of the palace is quite magnificent as it is built in the Indo-Sarcenic style, and the entire palace is mostly made of teakwood. The palace is set on a raised platform and has a rectangular plan. The four sides of the main platform are well lit as they are adorned with open corridors, whereas, wooden pillars are set at the edges of the Plinth. The eastern and western wings of this palace are edged with walls whereas the other two wings have obscured bays where pillars support the roof. There are four staircases in this part which are eye-catching and built in the four partition walls. These pillars split the audience hall into four different rooms at four corners. There is also a central hall that connects the western and eastern corridors. The most spectacular trait of the palace is that all the gap available on the pillars, arches, walls, and canopies and has vibrant multicolored paintings. The walls outside the palace contain stunning frescoes of different battle scenes and visual renderings. The inner walls of the palace are adorned with floral patterns and scrolls of thin foliage. The wooden ceilings are splendid indeed and are fixed with canvas tinted with floral patterns. The western wall of the palace contains amazing canvas which depict the fted victory of Haider Ali and Tippu Sultan over the English. Col. Bailee was leading that battle of Pollilur near Kanchipuram in 1780.