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Stroll in these royal gardens

Srirangapatna’s famous baghs (gardens) have been must-see tourist spots, adding to the aesthetic be­a­u­ty of the historic sites and monu­ments situated amidst acres of landscaped heritage ga­rdens known for their towering trees, lush green lawns and blooming flower plants.

The summer palace of Tipu Sultan, Dariya Daulat, has a beautiful garden, popularly called Dariya Daulat Bagh. Occupying more than forty acres of landscaped area, the summer palace garden has many age old sturdy trees. According to the Horticultural department of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Dariya Daulat Bagh consists of a rich variety of flora including about 25 varieties of trees like Gulmohar, Rain tree, Copper pod tree (Peltophorum ferrgineum), Royal Palm (Roystonea regia), Tamarind, Sapota, Guava and Golden Shower tree (cassia fistula). 

The Gumbaz (maintained by the ASI) has a plantation with more than four hundred trees in the Gumbaz Lal Bagh garden spread over an area of fifteen acres. One of the important historic landmarks in Srirangapatna, this mausoleum of Hyder Ali, built in 1784, is set amidst eye catching lawns, flower plots and variety of trees like Ashoka, cypress, mango, coconut, guava, jackfruit, Honge, Blackberry, Royalpalm, Bael tree, Karimara, Bhadrakshi and Tamarind trees.

S V Upendra Charya