Srirangapatna Fort

Language : English | Fort | Audios

General Information

Timings :

The various places within Srirangapatna are open from 9 am onwards till 6 pm.

The temple is open from 6 am to 6 pm.  The sanctum is open from 6 am to 12 pm and then 3 pm to 6 pm

Entry charges :

There are entry charges for visiting the sites like Daria Daulat Bagh and other places of Tipu Sultan.

Entry is FREE  for Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple

Dress Ethics

There are no prescribed details. Use your judgment based on weather.

Photography is allowed at all places but for the Temple.

Facilities

Drinking Water :

Plenty available at various shops around the place.

Toilets :

Toilet facilities are also available at various places around the fort.

Parking :

There is ample parking available around the fort area and the temple complex. Not an organized one, just roadside parking.  Sometimes the local panchayat guys charge, but they will give you the receipt for the same.

Food

It’s a temple town. Plenty of eateries available on the Mysore road and also within the city.

For foreigners, in case you prefer 4 star or 5-star hotels, they are in Mysore city and it’s just a 15-minute drive from here.

Checklist

  • Best to carry an Umbrella /Cap / Hat:    The place is all open air.  This area being tropical weather, it tends to get very warm during the day and is very hot during the summers as there is practically no shade anywhere.
  • Carry your earphones/headphones
  • Power bank / Battery pack for your phone
  • Data network – you will have longer battery time if you are off the mobile data network. So when you are using the audio guide, you may want to get off the network.

History

Srirangapatna has since time immemorial been an urban center and place of pilgrimage. During the Vijayanagar Empire, it became the seat of a major viceroyalty, from where several nearby vassal states of the empire, such as Mysore and Talakad, were overseen.