Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bangalore

An abode of happiness and an envy of heaven. Aaaah. Or so says a stone pillar inside this palace, constructed in 1791 by the infamous violent ruler.

Tipu Sultan (1750-1799), a Muslim in a kingdom of Hindus, was known as the Tiger of Mysore. He ruled Mysore after his father, Hyder Ali, died. Tipu had a win in the Second Anglo-Mysore War, was defeated in the Third and killed in the Fourth.

Tipu was infamous for his inhumane wartime atrocities, which were so terrible that the King of Kozhikode committed suicide to avoid capture by Tipu. Now that’s saying something.

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