Our Journey started from Hyderabad (also called Hi-Tec city) on 15th Oct 2012. Actual program was about attending an Interview at Bangalore. We booked a bus ticket from a private travels. To my goodness, they allotted us in an A/C bus, instead of super deluxe. Sharp 8:05PM started from Miyapur-Hafeezpet junction. Ours is the first pickup. After picking up all other others and to exit Hyderabad outskirts it was almost 10:50PM.
How ever the head ache was finished the next day. Now suddenly planned for trip, may or may not come again to Bangalore. And also after marriage we haven’t went any place to visit. So, we booked a package with a private travel agent.
|Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple - Srirangapatnam|
Sri Rangapatnam - First destiny of tour and entrance to city of Mysore which is 19 KM away from main city, we have entered through Fort walls which are similar to Golconda fort of Hyderabad.
More than a historical place, Its an Island surrounded by river Cauvery (Kavery), River divides into to ways and a land formed between them is Sri Rangapatna also known as Adi Ranga. There are other two similar Islands of Sri Ranga.
- Madhya Ranga in Mandya district of Karnataka
- Antya Ranga in Tiruchirapalli district of Tamilnadu.
|water facility for town by Tippu sultan|
Each of these Places has a Very historical temple of Sri Ranganatha Swamy (Form of Lord Vishnu). Temple was built by Ganga Dynasty rulers Raja Odeyaar kings during 9th Century AD. During Tippu sultan’s period it was the main center and recreation place for him. There is a water gate way for the people of Tippu sultan’s kingdom for their daily needs, also lord Shiva temple. Many stalls installed with various arts-crafts made of sandal wood by local people.
|Tippu Sultans dead body found here - Srirangapatna mysore|
Near to Ranganatha swamy temple, the dead body of Tippu sultan was found during the fourth Anglo-Mysore war in Battle of Seringapatam in 1799. As per history it is said that, Hyder Ali Khan, the chief of Tippu sultans army has killed him by the help of Britishers to conquer Tippu;s place. At a short distance from Temle, a place where Tippu Sultan specially made a vacation home stay made of wood used to visit mostly during summer. Now it was made a museum describes History of Tippu sultan and collections and weapons used by him. Next spot is the burial ground of Tippu Sultan, a big infrastructure with Masjid and garden surrounding it. Various photographs taken during visit…