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Bengaluru History Timeline

Bengaluru History Timeline shows why the cultural heritage of the city is so rich. This is the largest city in the Southern State of Karnataka. It was founded by Kempe Gowda, a local chieftain. The city was converted to a fortress during the reign of Tipu Sultan, a Maratha warrior. This magnificent city occupied by the British rulers in the year 1831.

During the British rule the city saw many changes and advancements.

The telecommunication and defence industry set up their base here. The major public sector companies of the city at present are Bharat Electronics, Indian Telephone Industries, Defence Research and Development, Hundustan Aeronautics, Hindustan Machine Tools and many more.

Famous Dates in the History of Bengaluru:

850 AD- Bengaluru is included in the Mauryan Empire Milestone. 1015 AD- The Cholas occupy the city.
1120 AD- The city is addressed as ‘Benda Kalooru’ (town of boiled beans) by Veera Ballala II.
1537 AD- The city was designed and built by Kempe Gowda I.
1638 AD- Shivaji’s father (Shahji Bhonsle) wins the city on behalf of Adil Shah. Adil Shah presents the city to Shahji Bhonsle as reward.
1689 AD- The Mughals who ruled the city during that period leases the city to the ruler of Mysore (Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar).
1799 AD- After the death of Tipu Sultan in this year the Wodeyar dynasty came into power.
1800 AD- The Bengaluru GPO was openned.
1809 AD- The Cantonment was set up in the city.
1812 AD- The St. Mark’s Cathedral of Bengaluru was built.
1831 AD- The British gain absolute power over the city.
1853 AD- Sunday was accepted as the weekly holiday.
1859 AD- The first train was flagged out of the city.
1864 AD- The Cubbon Park was built by Sankey.
1887 AD- The Bangalore Palace was built.
1898 AD- A deadly plague hits the city.
1898 AD- Telephone services came into existence.
1903 AD- The first motor-car was driven in the city.
1905 AD- The electric bulb was introduced in the city.
1909 AD- The Indian Institute of Science was build.
1940 AD- The first plane flies from the city.
1954 AD- The Vidhana Soudha was build.

Bengaluru in the Current Times:

Bengaluru is a well planned city with sprawling gardens and hence it is also called the Garden City. The administration has tried to maintain beautiful parks and venues with trees and shrubs on the sides. The Lal Bagh and the Cubbon Park are the two famous parks.

This city saw the dawn of IT culture in India in the late twentieth century. Hence, it is also called the Silicon Valley of India. It is the IT hub of the country.