The island fortress of the legendary Warrior-King Tipu Sultan, Srirangapatna is just 16 km from Mysuru city. The River Kaveri engulfs the town from all sides and creates unique island fortress which impenetrable. Inside the fortress is Tipu's mosque with its twin minarets, the celebrated Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Tipu's Summer Palace, the Wellesley Bridge, and the dungeons where British officers were once imprisoned. Equally impressive is the ornate white-domed Gumbaz, an imposing structure with doors of ebony inlaid with ivory and lacquered with Tipu's tiger-striped emblem. About 1 km to the east of the fort is Tipu's Summer Palace (known as the Daria Daulat Bagh) set amidst a lovely garden. The renowned Nimishambha (incarnation of Mother Parvathi) Temple on the banks of the river is located about 2 km from the town. The Wellesly Bridge was built by Dewan Poorniah in 1804 was named after Governor General Marquis of Wellesley, clearly proves a point about the abilities of constructing infrastructure for the long haul. The bridge stands tall, as a testimony to the folks who visualized the same.