Rampart of Tipu Sultan’s Bangalore Fort – Old Postcard 1900
This is an old 1900 postcard showing the rampart of Tipu Sultan’s Bangalore or Bengaluru Fort. The fort originally was constructed as a mud fort by Kempe Gowda I in 1537. Kempe Gowda I the founder of Bengaluru was a chieftain under the Vijaynagar Empire. Ruling most parts of Karnataka in the 16th century.
Hyder Ali on one of his conquests took over the mud fortification in 1761. He strengthened it with granite stones. Hyder Ali’s son Tipu Sultan further enlarged and fortified the fort to an impregnable level. He had also finished the work on the half-completed summer palace inside the fort that was initially built by Hyder Ali.
But the British managed to breach the fort in the Anglo-Mysore war in 1791. They captured it after great resistance, both sides losing many soldiers in the battle. Today only a fraction of the fortification remains. But the palace still remains in its grandeur and is a great tourist attraction today. The photo shows the ramparts of the Bangalore fort.
Read more- Bangalore Fort.
Did you know- Tipu’s summer palace is of the Indo-Islamic architecture.
From the collection- Tiruchirappalli Rock-Fort – Old Photo 1870., Antique Map Of The City Of Cochin 1672., Vintage Book 1912 – Kerala The Land Of Palms By I H Hacker., Theatre In British India Mumbai- Old Postcard 1895., Raja Ravi Varma’s “Laxmi” Oleograph c1910