The Omkareshwara Shiva temple, built in 1820, features an unusual combination of red-tiled roofs, Keralan Hindu architecture, Gothic elements and Islamic-influenced domes. The fort and palace, worked over by Tipu Sultan in 1781 and rebuilt in the nineteenth century, now serve as offices and a prison. Within the complex, St Mark’s Church holds a small museum of British memorabilia, Jain, Hindu and village deity figures and weapons. Also worth a look are the huge square tombs of the rajas which, with their Islamic-style gilded domes and minarets, dominate the town’s skyline.

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