The first stop was obviously Srirangapatnam, Tipu Sultan's place. The city is rich with history and culture. You will find everything about Tipu Sultan there, like his palace, where he fought his battles, where he died, his clothes, his jail, his Maqbara (where he was buried). Basically, the town is dedicated to him. It's situated in the bank of the Kaveri river. First we visited Tipu's palace. But we were little early to reach there as the gates were not open by the time we reached. So, we thought of having breakfast there nearby, so that the gate would open in the meanwhile. I had some nice and crispy masala dosa. It was delicious, as expected. Then we headed straight towards the Palace. Well, to be honest there was nothing much to see as Tipu Sultan did not have time to concentrate on his Palace and he was busy fighting the Britishers all the time. So it's an ordinary palace made up of wood, where we can see the things Tipu Sultan used to use, like his sword, clothes, armor,shield, gun, utensils etc. Then we went to Tipu's Maqbara, where he and all his family members were buried. Our next stop was at the river bank. It was rainy season and hence the river was intense, else one could have a coracle ride there. There was a big banyan tree on the bank of the river, which looked like as if it's been standing there and watching everything that had happened in the place over the years. The next stop was Tipu's jail, where he used to keep all his prisoners-mostly the Britishers. He had an interesting jail which at the underground level and had a slanting surface. As per the local guide, he used to tie the Britishers in chain on the walls where we could see the hooks based on the height and that's why the slanting surface. The jail used to be full with water as the river is just at the backside of it. Based on the principle that water maintains it's level, he had pipes connected from the river to the jail and hence the water used to flow and fill it up. The prisoners used to be in water for maximum time of the day and hence used to die gradually. Some insane idea of punishing the prisoners by the use of Physics. And while we were covering all the places, our guide was my dad-in law. You know what the fun part is, when i asked the cab driver about the place, based on the fact that he was a local, he said "Ask sir (referring to my dad in law), he knows better than me", which was true. And there was a security guard near the Tipu's jail who we spoke to for a while and in the meanwhile my MIL said when she visited the place last time in 1988, the place was little different, to which the guard said, "i am sorry mam, i was only born in 1992." And i was like wow, that was funny. Well, with this we finished our sightseeing at Srirangapatnam and started moving towards Chamundi hills-the next stop.