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Bengaluru History

It is owing to its prospective job opportunities and evolved modern day lifestyle that people have shifted there. The city is known for its excellence in professional scopes and opportunities that it offers to its residents. It is one of the cosmopolitan cities in the entire country. Let us have a brief overview of the history of Bengaluru.

Bengaluru Historical Past

It was in the year 1638, that Shahajirao Bhonsle, father of Shivaji occupied the city. Later going forward in the year 1687 Aurangazeb’s troop captured the city and had sold it to Wodyears. The total amount for which it was sold was Rs.300, 000. It was post this that the Wodyears had established the Lal Bagh in 1759. This is considered to be Bangalore’s one the most beautiful gardens.

It was in the same year that Hyder Ali had received the city as a “jagir” from Krishnaraja Wodeyear II. He then later transformed the city into an army town.

It was in the year when Tipu Sultan died fighting the 4th Mysore War that the British gave the kingdom to Krishnaraja Wodeyar III which included Bengaluru. However the British residents continued to stay there.  

Going forward it was in early 19th century that the General Post Office was inaugurated.  Later in 1831 the British took authority of Mysore Kingdom.

British Influence in Bengaluru

History of Bengaluru has a lot to reveal in terms of lifestyle as well public facilities. The British occupied Bengaluru for quite some time now. During this time the city bloomed with all sorts of urban and modern amenities. The facilities that that the city enjoyed were postal services, telegraphs, railway services and the public police departments. It was in 1959 that the train was first introduced in the city. After five years in 1864 Cubbon Park was built in Sankey. It was towards the end of the century that the Attara Kacheri and the Bangalore Palace was built.

It was in the 20th century that the first motor car was introduced. The British returned to the Wodeyars in 1881. There were Dewans like Sir M. Visveswaraya and Sir Mirza Ismail who were the pioneers to give Bengaluru the modern look that it has acquired now.  

Since then the city has evolved manifolds. Today Bengaluru has India’s fifth largest city and is one of the fastest growing regions.

Bengaluru Today

Today what you see of Bengaluru is designed and improvised by Kempe Gowda in the year 1537. It was when he was wandering one day when he was amazed to see a hare chase his dog. Therefore he named the place as “gandu bhoomi” which means a heroic place.  Kempe Godwa I with the assistance of King Achutaraya had set up small town’s like Chickpet, Balepet and Cottonpet. It was Kempoe Godwa’s son who has established the four watch towers that is used to mark the boundaries of Bengaluru.  This is traceable even today and they are located almost at the center of the city.

This would be the history of Bengaluru in a nutshell, depicting its past lineage and modern day status.